fabian.zeindl at gmx.at
Sat Jul 16 17:38:50 EEST 2005
Matt Rogers schrieb:
> you're probably right but there are a lot of issues here, although it is a
> nice idea. i suppose they're all really political issues (like what language
> to write it in, etc.)
Hm... I don't have any experience in this.
>>>It would be good but some of the Corps like to "inovate" third party
>>>clients out of their network. (kopete and gaim both have this issue)
> I have no clue what is meant by "some of the Corps like 'inovate' third party
> clients out of their network". please clarify.
I think he means that "official clients" like ICQ/MSN etc. change their
protocol from time to time to block unofficial clients. Or they
implement new features which aren't available in alternative clients.
>>>On 7/8/05, Fabian Zeindl <fabian.zeindl at gmx.at> wrote:
> poppler for PDF came out of xpdf and the fact that the author wasn't willing
> to merge certain patches that people sent him, so it was basically forked.
> (from my understanding). So you're saying that we should fork all the IM
> clients into one? ;)
in 15 different clients.No, but basically the part of the IM-Clients
which does the Jabber/Oscar/whatever-protocol should be the same in
every client. So when e.g. the ICQ/Oscar Protocol changes just the
"unified" Oscar-Implementation has to be adapted, not 15 different
The second advantage is that people who want to start new IM-Clients
could start coding using a working "IM-Implementation" with a documented
API and don't have to read and pull out code of (complex) existing programs.
Just a thought...
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