Integrating IM applications - OFI
thrull at slackware.pl
Thu Jan 13 18:02:58 EET 2005
I would like to present OFI project - org.freedesktop.IM interface
proposal for Instant Messenging applications which uses D-BUS as a
communication platform. Everybody knows that *nix has a great number of
different IM desktop applications with support of different IM protocols
- but there is lack of integration with other desktop components (web
browsers, mail apps).
The goal of OFI is to provide interface standarization not a complex
solution (however sample implementation and library is provided).
This only a proposal of interface standard. It is simple, but It is
working: we managed to to implement it in Gossip, Mozilla and GNOME and
our IM app GNU Gadu - http://www.gnugadu.org.
We are aware of Galago project. But in our opinion such integration
should be done in ligth-weight manner :-)
http://ofi.hakore.com/ - Project page
http://ofi.hakore.com/ README.OFI - document describing the thing,
please read it before you will flame us :-)
svn co svn://svn.hakore.com/ofi
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