[jdev] Re: IMVU

David Ammouial davux at insia.org
Tue Aug 31 10:45:00 CDT 2004

On 2004-08-26, Eric <tc2s8b03 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm new to the list but am a long-time fan of Jabber. I wanted to drop a
> note about a company that I've started which makes an IM add-on product
> called IMVU. We provide 3D avatars in a companion window to existing IM
> clients. Right now, we work with all of the major closed-source clients, as
> well as a few of the multi-protocol clients like Meca and Jabber Messenger.
> (win32 only right now, but we hope to do OSX and linux too).
> We're big free software advoctaes. Our 3d animation is done by cal3d, a free
> software skeletal animation system. Most of our app is written in python. We
> contribute to numerous open source projects, and have started a few of our
> own. We even donate some of our profits to groups like the FSF.
> But, I'm very sad to report, we don't yet support any open-source IM client.
> I wanted to mention that here because I'd really like to support as many
> Jabber clients as possible. Adding integration is very easy - for Jabber
> Messenger it was < 50 lines of python. If anyone's interested, please feel
> free to drop me a line; I'd be happy to help make it happen.
> And of course, I'd love to your feedback about IMVU if you have a few
> minutes to try it.
> Thanks!
> Eric
> eric at imvu.com
> www.imvu.com

May I ask why the website doesn't even mention Jabber, but only
"the four major IM networks"?

I suppose the "long-time fans of Jabber" people and the ones
who make the website are not the same ones.

Sounds strange to me actually.

David Ammouial
xmpp:davux at amessage.info

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