[jdev] mod_purple.erl

Alexey Nezhdanov snakeru at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 11:22:18 CDT 2009

On Sunday 04 October 2009 18:04:07 Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> Alexey Nezhdanov <snakeru at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The purpose of mod_purple is to integrate libpurple.so with ejabberd
> > - so that xmpp/icq/msn/yahoo/aim/whatever can be bridged. IOW - that
> > is an alternetive project to py****-t
> Hm, it's always good to have alternatives, however, I don't think
> libpurple would be a good one - it's known to have security issues all
> the time and it's ICQ and MSN support aren't very good. While the MSN
> support is still better than that of pyMSN-t, pyICQ-t works way better
> for me than libpurple.
> What would be more interesting maybe would be a way to turn Miranda
> plugins into gateways, as those most of the time have very decent
> support for proprietary plugins. AFAIK, Miranda got by far the best
> opensource plugins to connect to ICQ.
That's quite interesting suggestion. The main problem for me was that I 
developed a commertial project basing on libpurple so just writing this code 
once again is not exactly a 'clean room' development. But with Miranda it 
just simply another case, I didn't thought of that. Thank you for an idea. 
I'll look into it.

BTW - since I communicate with the backed through an stdio in an TLV form - it 
would be possible in fact to write different back-ends and use, for instance, 
libpurple's MSN together with Miranda's ICQ.

Sincerely yours
Alexey Nezhdanov

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