Integrating IM applications - OFI

Igor Popik thrull at
Thu Jan 13 18:02:58 EET 2005

Hi everyone,

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 -

We are aware of Galago project. But in our opinion such integration 
should be done in ligth-weight manner :-)

Some links: - Project page README.OFI - document describing the thing, 
please read it before you will flame us :-)

Some code:
svn co svn://


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