Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22

On 9/24/07, Jason D. Clinton <me jasonclinton com> wrote:
> On 9/23/07, Xavier Claessens <xclaesse gmail com> wrote:
> >
> > I strongly disagree, Empathy do NOT reimplement the wheel! Empathy is
> > not just an IM client like all others, it's an IM framework and is the
> > only project that makes possible for other applications to integrate IM
> > features.
> Isn't that exactly what libpurple is which you mention below (which is
> already stable and implemented)?

That's not correct. libpurple is _not_ an IM framework, it's not even
a conventional IM library either. Basically it's the core of Pidgin,
so different frontends (Qt) can be implemented. So if you use
libpurple you can only design the UI, not how to store configurations
and preferences (libpurple does that for you).

"libpurple is intended to be the core of an IM program. When using
libpurple, you'll basically be writing a UI for this core chunk of
code. Pidgin is a GTK+ frontend to libpurple, Finch is an ncurses
frontend, and Adium is a Cocoa frontend."

It's objectives are quite far from Telepathy ones, it doesn't matter
how stable it is.

Felipe Contreras

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