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[ecf-dev] MSN coming soon to an embedded device near you...

Hi everyone,

I now present proof that all the API breaking that has happened
recently has not gone to waste!

As some of you know, I have been poking at an implementation of the
MSN protocol in Java. While the code itself will compile on
CDC-1.0/F1.0 (thus it is clean to use with the presence API, I have a
provider written actually, a limited amount of testing has gone into
it though, a warning here), an https connections needs to be made, so
additional security libraries will need to be downloaded. An http
connection is supposed to work, but this is a security leak (the
password is being sent to some place for MSN authentication).
Admittedly, I haven't tried using http, but that's what the online
specifications that people have reverse-engineered have claimed.

Since school has started on Wednesday, I'm not sure how much time I'll
be able to devote to this (programming for devices is really, really
hard for one and having to switch to windows for eRCP development is a
pain) since there are some other projects that I have to manage
(notably the BitTorrent one). However, if people feel that this is
more important than BT, then I will gladly divert my efforts on this
project instead.

For the screenshots attached, I am running IBM's J9 CDC-1.1/F1.1 VM
since the security libraries are included with the Foundation 1.1
Profile (although they are "optional" parts, per the JSR).


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