clarification in libpurple

sai ram smartsairam at
Wed Nov 25 00:56:41 EST 2009

   ya we are about to release our product as open source, but can u clarify
me how can i build this libpurple library ?  also i just need to know
whether i can use the apis independently from this library  ?

Thanks & Regards,

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

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> sai ram spake unto us the following wisdom:
> >     we are trying to develop a product which include myspace as a part.
> we
> > like to use libpurple and its files to facilitate instant messaging
> between
> > clients. can u clarify us what are the minimal files which we should use
> > from this libpurple library to facilitate a basic im between two clients
> ?
> > awaiting for the reply.
> Libpurple is intended to be used as a complete library.  You build
> libpurple and link against it, you don't pull files out of it and use
> them independently.
> NOTE WELL that any product you create which uses libpurple MUST BE
> released as open source software under a GPL-compatible license.
> Ethan
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