[JDEV] Update and Jabber<->AIM transport info

Thomas Jerome Muldowney tjm5188 at unix.tamu.edu
Sun Jan 10 14:47:31 CST 1999

libfaim is soon going to be split apart seperately from gtkfaim.  After
the split is complete, I would be happy to start making what you have
working, work with libfaim.  Unless you really like the current status of
it.  libfaim is in regular c and is highly portable, and it tends to run
really fast.  I could also write the transport using libfaim, just to see
what kind of speed it is able to achieve compared to the curent status of
the transport.

If CVS is decdided to be setup, would there be branches for all the
different clients?  I've started work on a gnome client, but I don't want
to step on peoples toes if work has already been done on it.

--Thomas Muldowney

On Sun, 10 Jan 1999, Jeremie Miller wrote:

> Well, I got ambitious last night, and decided to write up a
> proof-of-concept transport to AIM/AOL, and I'm happy to say I have it
> working and it was mostly painless!  It's really great to sit in front of
> a Jabber client and send a message to an AIM user, and have it all "just
> work" transparently :)
> BUT, this is just a proof of concept, I didn't write it to be the general
> purpose AIM transport that it will need to become, that will require
> someone who is more familiar with AIM at the protocol level.  It's written
> using the laim library from:
> 	http://www.angelfire.com/biz/majutsu/laim.html
> I haven't checked anything in yet, since it is written in C++ and that
> required me to change the pair type to a jpair type(pair conflicted with
> something in the C++ libs), which was used everywhere and hence is a huge
> change and I want to make sure it's all ok.  I also had to adapt the
> io/select loop so that it could watch the AIM socket and not read/write to
> it.
> I'll try to get it all cleaned up and checked in before tonights snapshot,
> it's not much, but it works :)  If anyone wants to jump in and work on
> this feel free, I'm not sure I'll have much time to work on it anytime
> this week.
> If anyone has any concerns/questions feel free to ask away!
> Jer

More information about the JDev mailing list