[jdev] GSoC - IRC-to-MUC bridge
lrn1986 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 12:14:09 CDT 2008
Tobias Markmann wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Remko Tronçon<remko at el-tramo.be> wrote:
>>> When (if) you accept this project idea, let me know (by mailing me directly or by replying to this thread).
>> AFAIK, we don't 'accept' project ideas, we just propose them. It's
>> left as a task of the potential student to work this idea out into a
>> project proposal, optionally by talking to the person who proposed
>> this idea (although this information seems to be missing from the GSoC
>> page for many projects :-( ). Then, we rate the project proposals.
>> If you haven't already, look at the post from Carlo v Loesch on this
>> mailinglist on the IRC-to-XMPP gateway.
>> > P.S. "Serverless (Link-Local) IM component" is good too, but for me it
>> > is not a prime-priority, as i have zero-knowledge about
>> > zero-configuration ;) , except a few basic ideas behind it.
>> Having zero-knowledge makes it all the more interesting! Another
>> interesting aspect of this project is that you can make many users
>> happy, as this project doesn't target one client/server specifically,
>> but all clients. However, these are just my 2 cents :-)
> I proposed this idea and this kind of gateway because it won't harm
> IRC users and will enable jabber users to connect to a certain
> network. The operators of some IRC network would just have to allow
> this new transport to connect to their other servers via IRC S2S
> protocol and that's it. Though of course there is still the
> possibility that the IRC people with their little egos won't like
> that. ;)
I spoke with Carlo v. Loesch. Well, what can i say...They got
semi-working (private messages, untested/partial support for channels
and presence) IRC-XMPP gateway. Problem is, they are making psyc, some
kind of merged conference technology...As far as i understand, psycd is
a psyc (*silly cow*!) daemon for inter-protocol gating, including XMPP
to IRC. Good thing is that i won't need to do it from scratch (actually
it's kinda bad, since this way i am missing all the *fun* of hacking
into xmpp/irc protocols). Bad thing is that i'll have to read psycd code
(which isn't *smooth*), and i'll have to separate XMPP-IRC code from the
rest of the psycd.
P.S. Been reading about zeroconf. Howl (from Porchdog) looks nice.
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