On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 08:36 +0000, Salvatore Benedetto wrote: > On 07/04/2008, Dustin Howett <alaricx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Cf. the subject of this message; I'm interested in this because I'd > > like to make the changes necessary to bring libpurple to haiku and > > make im_kit merely a front-end for libpurple, which would give us free > > (no need to re-write it) multi-protocol support.. > > and possibly some backwards-compatibility with old im_kit data (as > > this would just be another libpurple UI) > > > > Or is the haiku im_kit project a sort of 'pet project' of a dev and > > it'd be a bad idea to do this all over their feet. > > > > Since you brought it up, I should say that the haiku-os.it community > as actually started with porting the IMKit to Haiku. Of course, this > is all "unofficial" yet. Pier Luigi Fiorini and Andrea Anzani, have > already started working on it. The latest has also produced a little > document about how the sources is structured for new developers (e.g > for me :-) ). We also have two discussion going on in our forum. > Unfortunately everything is in Italian though. > > However if you are interested in contributing, please get in contact with us. > I'm personally against using libpurple as a backend and the main > reason is due to the license. That's of course just my opinion though. I am going to ask (what others may also be thinking): is there anything really insurmountable that is stopping Pier and Andrea from joining the original im_kit project? I believe the im-kit project has a public source repository and there is already a bug reporting tool that is being used for this project (http://www.beclan.org/bugs/), so why not use those existing resources instead? Having two im_kit projects seems like an unnecessary duplication of effort for a small development community like Haiku's, so it would really be wise to at least to to join forces if possible. Cheers, Koki PS: hopefully I did not offend anyone's sensitivities by posing these questions; and if I did, I apologize in advance.