skype and gamespy arcade IM networks
forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Mon Jun 25 02:43:24 EDT 2012
Zeb Cameron wrote:
> Why not just add skype and gamespy arcade IM networks?
The Paypal payment link and blunderbuss addressing to functional
addresses makes me wonder if this is genuine. The presence of sales@
indicates a total failure to understand the nature of Pidgin. However,
as a serious reply:
Pidgin contains code for protocols not services. Facebook and Google
are special purpose aliases to the underlying XMPP protocol, because of
their extreme popularity and lack of user understanding of the nature of
the underlying protocol. Many other protocols are unique to one service.
If gamespy uses a standard protocol, in particular XMPP, then nothing
needs to be done to Pidgin. Either you or gamespy need to publish the
If they use a proprietary protocol, you will need to provide a pointer
to where technical details of the protocol can be found in the public
domain (from a confidentiality point of view). You will then need to
convince an existing or new developer, that it is a good use of their
skills and time to write the code to work with that protocol. As a
minor player, if they are not using XMPP, they probably don't want third
party clients, like Pidgin, to be used.
If you don't know what the protocol is, you can't really expect existing
developers to know.
Please note that support@ is a public, peer support, mailing list.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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