Re: [Further-devel] gaim plugin?

From: Evan Martin (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 12:04:43 PDT

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 07:57:03PM +0100, Ed Lea wrote:
> There are ICQ libraries, which I know nothing about, that could help... if
> you wanted ICQ instead. Now I have no internet access on my linux box this
> sort of hack would be tricky for me... I may look into it though

My idea was that you could just interface further to an existing IM
client. (My message was inspired by seen a windowmaker plugin for GAIM;
apparently, it would blink when you had new AIM messages, and clicking
on it would pop up the IM window.)

Really, I've been planning to write my own replacement for existing IM
clients. (Isn't this the story of my life, though?)
It'd require some reverse engineering, maybe, or at least some
verifaction of packet structures (I had planned to use AIM's Oscar
protocol, which is undocumented... but see
for information about how AOL is blocking it, so that's out).

To make a long story short, I got distracted in writing a protocol
analyzer, because I haven't seen any existing software that does it, and
it would've simplified my Napster stuff greatly,
and I haven't finished that, becuase of other stuff.
was an in-progress shot of it.

Right. Long digression, there.
I'll try to make further work before I resume any of this... :\

Evan Martin -

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