[jdev] Gaim -> transport

Trejkaz Xaoza trejkaz at xaoza.net
Thu Sep 16 09:45:40 CDT 2004


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 01:02, Geoffrey Cross wrote:
> Apologies for stealing the idea.  But it's actually stupidly easy.  There
> were a few annoying things (like call-backs in the protocol implementations
> which pop-up windows etc), but after a few hours of trawling it was
> trivial.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm glad that you had the same idea and implemented it... 
because otherwise, I might have had to do it myself, which would just be more 
work. ;-)

> This actually links directly to the GAIM libs too.

Well, as directly as Perl ever can. ;-)

But I get your point.  The idea of being able to load the plugins "as-is" is 
exactly what I would try to achieve.  That way, all the effort goes into 
building the transport once... then when a protocol updates, you just install 
the new GAIM from ports or portage, or whatever takes your fancy.  Libraries 
pick up, everything works, everybody's happy. :-)

TX

-- 
'Every sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic' - 
Arthur C Clarke
'Every sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology' - Tom 
Graves

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