Will Pidgin implement the new echo protocol for chat?

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 16:00:26 EDT 2013

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Randolph D. <rdohm321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi , as there is a new chat protocol out, which is called echo protocol;
it is based on libspoton, found here in the SVN:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/spot-on/code/commit_browser
> a first chat client, which deploys it is this:
> http://goldbug.sourceforge.net/
> I wounder, if Pidgin will support and implement it to libpurple?
> What is it about? It is a protocol designed for handling everything
encrypted, it uses HTTP, you can send a message easily to any listener of a
Server kernel.
> Who takes care about new protocols to be added to libpurple?

Hi Randolph,  basically if someone is interested in implementing a new
protocol, he/she starts doing so. If that person is one of the libpurple
developers, cpw or so, and the code meets some criteria (take as example
skype plugin which is developed by one of us but have some licenses
conflict) it will get into the main tree. If it is developed by someone
else, it can be deployed as third party plugin.

In short, someone should want to implement it, write the code and then
everything is easy.


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