Design decisions for new Protocol: Adium vs Libpurple
tanner at real-time.com
Sat Jun 26 19:34:00 UTC 2010
I'm looking to read more on adding a new protocol to Adium as a plugin.
In particular more information regarding writing the plugin in Adium
(like Services > Twitter, or Services > Bonjour) vs Libpurple.
The current client is written in C and is tightly integrated to the
server code base. Initial attempts to make a client library (similar
to Bonjour's libezv) have lead to the decision to write a client
protocol library outside of the current server code base.
Should I write the plugin in Adium (Objc) or look to wrap it inside libpurple?
Where can I find more information regarding the trade-offs between
Adium native(?) plugins vs libpurple plugin?
Does one API lend itself to new protocols better then the other?
As I understand it, libpurple plugin would give a larger selection of
IM front-ends (pidgin, finch, Adium). Does it give me more?
Thank you for any advise.
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