[Gajim-devel] Alternative UI support

forenjunkie forenjunkie at chello.at
Tue Apr 10 17:56:46 CEST 2018


Why you dont download one of the various xmpp libs and write a GUI around it?

Instead of doing the work to make Gajim headless and then write a GUI around it?


Von: defanor
Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. April 2018 16:32
An: gajim-devel at gajim.org
Betreff: [Gajim-devel] Alternative UI support


Gajim has a rather good XMPP support, but I'd prefer a different UI
(particularly that of Emacs; the clients available from it have worse
XMPP support).

Gajim's D-Bus interface would be handy for that, but apparently some of
the important events (e.g., [decrypted-]message-received) are not
included into the interface. Seems like one can write a plugin to
provide those (since those are exposed to plugins), but since many
events are already provided by the core, maybe those (and perhaps a few
more) should be exposed by it too, unless there are security concerns or
other reasons not to.

If that will be implemented, it may also be desirable to run Gajim
"headless", so that it would be usable (even if somewhat restricted) in
environments without X.

Would those be desirable changes, or should I focus on a plugin, or
perhaps there are other ways to achieve it?
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