[jdev] Python library

Andrew Plotkin erkyrath at eblong.com
Fri Apr 20 22:58:10 CDT 2007

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Andreas Monitzer wrote:

> On Apr 18, 2007, at 22:15, David Ammouial wrote:
>> "Most", of course not, but still I can assure you that many people do want 
>> a
>> console client. I'd even say that a good text-based client (like irssi is
>> to IRC) is cruelly missing in the Jabber landscape.
>> (The [1]irssi-jabber project is on the road, but unfortunately it's not
>> usable yet on a day-per-day basis, imho.)
> What about Finch, the text-based interface of libpurple from the Pidgin 
> project?

I failed to post about it when the original question happened, but my 
extremely-simple Python Jabber library lets you write an extremely-simple 
console Jabber client. So simple that it's not even using curses; just 
readline. (Although you have to build a jazzed-up version of the Python 
readline module, to handle the background input from the Jabber stream.)

I have in fact written such a Jabber client. Sadly, I then jammed all 
sorts of special-purpose features onto it, so I can't call it simple any 
more. And it was never a *good* client, or even usable for real-life 
chatting. I build it as a testbed. But it worked.

<http://eblong.com/zarf/zymb/> if you're interested.


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