Master Password GSoC status
vivien.bernet-rollande at etu.utc.fr
Sun Jan 25 03:28:02 EST 2009
> I was wondering what is the status of the Master Password branch.
> I didn't see any activity from the original developer for a long time, is the
> code ready to be used in libpurple or is this yet another dropped feature
I was the developer who worked on it.
Since I've been paid for it, I kind of feel morally obliged to finish
the work, which I hopefully will do.
Basically the current state is the following :
- the core needs a bit of cleaning, a few TODOs to complete to handle a
few limit cases (mostly invalid plugin behavior iirc) and error recovery.
- the gnome-keyring works. I use it on my own computer every day.
- I couldn't get the KWallet plugin to compile last time I tried. From
what i've learnt since, I believe it needs to be compiled with the same
C++ compiler that was used to compile the Qt library installed on the
system. I might be wrong though, I will investigate.
- Support for windows DPAPI is currently inexistent
I've been pushing back the work to work on other stuff, mainly college
related. Finals ended last friday, I'm moving today and starting a six
months internship next week. This means no more
painstaking-homework-that-keep-me-up-till-morning. So hopefully I'll
have time for this project.
Richard, if you don't see anything going on in the next few weeks,
please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail asking about it. Extra
motivation is always useful. Marius, I hope I answered your question.
Thanks for asking it.
Any flames are welcome, I do deserve them, and I apologize for not at
least telling you guys what was going on.
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