[jdev] GSoC'11 ideas

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Sat Mar 19 02:47:32 CST 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 5:49 AM, Alexander Solovets <asolovets at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, developers!
> My name is Alexander. I am going to make my upcoming proposal about
> adding GMail notifications[1] and shared status messages[2] support
> into mcabber[3]. Could you evaluate them and say if it will be enough
> for a complete GSoC project?
>  Usually mail checking process converges to sending request in a cycle
> every N minutes and it is often required to get actual information
> about mailbox status in time. GMail service allows XMPP client to
> receive instant information about changes in mailbox as an XMPP
> extension. Though it is not a part of XEP. I am going to add such a
> functionality that will allow users to specify FIFO-file to write all
> notifications into. In further one can use it for its own needs, e.g.
> write a simple script for dzen status bar.
> Shared status messages is a way of preserving the equal status/status
> message for the all connect clients of a certain account.

Hi Alexander.
  It's great that you're interested in doing a GSoC project with the
XSF, and we've had successful projects with mcabber in the past.

My first inclination is that this doesn't seem like a full summer's
work to implement (you should expect to put in about 500 hours' work
over the course of the summer). Is there perhaps more that can be done
to extend this idea (Ideally using open standards technologies)? Or
you can tell me I'm wrong and I underestimate the work involved, of

Thanks for your interest!

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