Feature Request: WebUI

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Thu Jun 27 19:21:58 EDT 2013

Travis spake unto us the following wisdom:
> So i've been having a nightmare of a time having to switch between pidgin
> on the desktop and various clients on my android phone.. The main issue is
> because of a plugin i can not live without. "OTR Encryption".
> No other clients support OTR encryption in the way that pidgin does and
> since there is not an android client for pidgin..
> And using a nonotr client just results in every person messaging me encoded
> lol as their clients still assume the connection is encrypted.
> Wouldn't it be much easier if the pidgin client itself or by plugin would
> include a https webui that could be accessd via a native mobile app or
> browser to connect to your home client?

It would be substantially easier to add OTR support to an existing
Android IM client.

Gtk+ 3 has support for rendering to HTML; I don't know if it would be
reasonable to use a Gtk3 app via the Android browser or not.  We do
not currently support Gtk3, but we will at some point in the future.


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