Re: [Further-devel] gaim plugin?

From: Ed Lea (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 13:11:59 PDT

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Evan Martin wrote:

> 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.

Isn't that like ethereal... sort of?

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

The world needs further.


"Do you know, I think it is? I really think it might just be a crazy little thing called sarcasm seeping in at the edges of my manner of speech!"

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