[Adium-devl] mbpurple plugin for Adium
jsippel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 14:03:47 UTC 2009
Just a few comments on the mbpurple plugin. This plugin has been available
for libpurple (primarily Pidgin) clients for about 9 months now. As you
guys suspect, we were not aware that Twitter support would be native in
Adium 1.4, and since I was sick of running Pidgin on my Mac, I decided to
just build a wrapper around the purple plugin.
What that means is that I have limited ability to modify specific
functionality in the plugin without getting the ok from the other guys. So
things like changing the behavior of creating a group called Twitter with a
buddy named twitter is unlikely to happen (its common code/config & the
Pidgin folks like the way it works). Plus, notice when you post to Twitter
the client is named mbpurple, rather than AdiumTwitter or some other catchy
I can rename the plugin itself to make it clear this is an alternative
implementation to the 1.4 version...which we were thinking about doing since
Identica and Laconica are also supported by this plugin (and are on the list
of things to enable in the Adium port).
If you would like me to make that change let me know.
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Peter Hosey <boredzo at adiumx.com> wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2009, at 06:30:21, Zachary West wrote:
>> So we have a few choices: either approve it as it is, approve it with
>> requested modifications (i.e., have them rename it to "Mbpurple" all over
>> the place and inside Adium), or do not approve it.
> I like the middle idea. As long as nobody could confuse that plug-in with
> our official implementation without a high blood alcohol content, I'm fine
> with having it there. Conversely, if it's too confusing to users, I have
> problem pulling it.
> Also, it's possible that they don't follow the blog, so maybe they didn't
> know that we have Twitter support in 1.4. ?
I think I'm leaning towards approving it as well. I do however think
that there need to be disclaimers on the page that it isn't the
official version and that it could conflict with 1.4 once it's
released, etc. My main reasoning for approval is that it gives people
something to use right now while they wait for our implementation.
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