<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/5/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Paul Wouters</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Thu, 5 Jul 2007, Jeff Andros wrote:<br><br>> > > 1. Is the IM application SMS based or data plan based?<br>> ><br>> > What were you planning to code?<br>> > Semi-serious. There isn't one.
<br>> ><br>> > Do we have any pidgin devs on here? how heavy is libpurple, it would be<br>> really sweet to build a mobile version (what kind of bird is smaller than a<br>> finch? sparrow?)<br><br>I'm the packager for gaim-otr/pidgin-otr. I do hope that pidgin can be build
<br>for the Openmoko. I haven't looked at the required effort though.<br><br>Paul<br></blockquote></div>well... I don't think we want to take the whole application: our window manager is designed for full/half screen applications, and doesn't do multiple windows so well. I'm thinking that a new GUI frontend over the top of libpurple would be way more efficient than trying to squeeze all of pidgin completely in. I've only been over their code in a really cursory way (browsed looking for a solution to problems in other code) but the announcements say that all the important stuff has been isolated into libpurple.
<br><br>that said, we might want to go for tighter integration into the core apps. adding new protocols is supposed to be fairly easy... what about adding a protocol for SMS?<br><br>again, I haven't really looked at the code, but I've been through the buddy list xml, and it seems we should pull those contacts into the openmoko contact manager.
<br><br>what this is all kind of leading up to is running SMS similarly to those pictures of the iphone: more of a conversation style, but integrated with other communication (conversation could seamlessly move between IM and SMS depending on availability)
<br><br clear="all">personally, I think if we can get that up and running, I'd make it my SMS program of choice<br><br>-- <br>Jeff<br>O|||||||O