RSS protocol in libpurple
allanc at chickenandporn.com
Sat May 19 04:12:28 EDT 2007
On 5/18/07, Pavol Rusnak <prusnak at suse.cz> wrote:
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> Maybe some of you know console IM program centericq. Development was
> abandoned year and half ago, so it was forked into centerim project.
> There is an effort to rewrite it completely from the scratch using
> libpurple. The problem is that libpurple lacks RSS protocol support,
> which is a must for some of the centerim/icq users. Are there any
> plans to port RSS protocol into libpurple? Or has it to be done with
> some kind of purple plug-in?
>  http://centerim.org/
>  http://centerim.org/pipermail/centerim-devel/2007-May/000112.html
> For those who can't imagine how RSS works in instant messenger program:
> * user adds RSS feed as new contact and sets refresh period
> * as soon as there are any updates, contact pops up and you can read the
> * any messages sent to this contact are discarded / not sent anywhere
> (but saved into history)
Sounds like a bot that accepts a "watch http://.../..rss" and
(checking the refresh on the RSS, or user-specified) transfers RSS
item guid or URls into messages on a libpurple-connected IM account.
It would be a bot, a bogus client, but not a Pidgin addition unless it
becomes some kind of optional-build.
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