Better support for File Transfer and, added support for Desktop Screen sharing
niklas.andersson at openforce.se
Wed Apr 23 09:34:43 EDT 2014
I would just like to inform you that we are working on better Lync-support
in upcoming Pidgin 3.
We are making the necessary improvements in Farstream and
Libnice-libraries and work has progressed very well. Everything will be
One big feature we are going to add is desktop screen sharing (starting
with viewing the screen), as it is implemented on Windows.
But, in order to do this there will be a need to rework some of the
libpurple-code. Basically we need to add ICE-support  for the data
streams. This will also mean that there'll be an infrastructure that
permits File Transfer through proxies and firewalls, something that is
lacking today according to my understanding.
How can we best do this together with the rest of the community? We work
with the key-developers in the SIPE, Farstream and libnice-projects, but we
lack in-depth knowledge of the inner workings in libpurple.
We would highly appreciate if someone could cooperate with mentoring, or
development so we do this the right way.
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