Pidgin Summer of Code Ideas

Summer of Code is approaching, and there’s been a lot of comments from people on the Pidgin developer mailing list. Most of peoples submissions are from the list at but I’ve been thinking about a few ideas of my own that I’d love to see in Pidgin.

  1. Better Windows 7 integration.
    Windows 7 has new jumplists and preview panes and that file-transfer progress thing. Skype uses them all on Win7 and it looks pretty nifty. Would love to see that in there
  2. SIP protocol plugin
    With the new voice/video API in Pidgin, there’s been a few requests to have SIP (rather than SIMPLE, which is already in Pidgin). There’s a Sophia-SIP prpl at which would be a great starting point
  3. An over-the-net remote control for Pidgin/Finch
    I started working on this one myself with a friend, starting with a web interface for Pidgin to use it with the iPhone, and working on a prpl that would let you remotely sign into, say, your home Pidgin and use it from work, while logging the conversations at home and without signing out of your home accounts. (I should really put the source code for that online sometime)
  4. A plugins site a la or
    Some kind of plugin that can update other plugins would be handy too. I have a lot of users of various plugins of mine that are using old versions, just because they didn’t know a newer one existed. If there was an autoupdate as well as a single place with all the plugins, that would be super-duper

Anyway, that’s my ideas. Anyone have any others?

  1. #1 by Joe on 2010-06-24 - 9:54 am

    This is really late, but how about SkypeKit integration?

  2. #2 by Ibrahim on 2010-06-28 - 6:28 am

    Heh, I’d like to see 1 and 4 too. Actually, last summer I pitched the idea of #4 to the devel list but I ended up not having the time to dedicate to actually apply for GSoC, and I think we ended up noticing some issues that might make it a bit difficult. But I think it might be a good idea to just ask the Adium guys for the source to adiumxtras, or ask them to open up a version for Pidgin plugins, because as a libpurple community we should try to share as much as possible.

  3. #3 by Eugene on 2010-07-21 - 6:56 pm

    abour #3: Did you take a look at ?

  4. #4 by Caglar Oral on 2011-02-04 - 3:21 am

    I’m running Webpidginz on Blackberry Torch which has the same Webkit browser on iPhone unfortunately webpidginz doesnt support auto-refresh or refresh timings. You need the guess if your friend answers your chat message and press update/reload the page so its little bit useless

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