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Re: [ecf-dev] ECF AIM project for GSoC 2008

I'm based in Sri Lanka. Being a campus student here, I'm unable to finance myself to come to EclipseCon or the BOF. So sorry about that.

I will check out the codes from CVS and have a look. Thanks for the assistance.

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Tharindu,

First thanks...for your interest and your willingness to propose a
project.  I think an AIM provider would be an excellent project.  I've
been wanting such a provider for a long time.

WRT project expectations for Google Summer of Code can
see previous ECF Google Summer of Code projects listed here:

In general, we would *like* to take the results of the GSOC project and
incorporate it directly into subsequent releases of ECF (modulo the IP
restrictions of using third-party libs, of course).  We've had great
success with this in the past, and I would like to see it continue with
this year's projects.

One of the nice things...I would say, about creating an ECF provider for
AIM is that once you do, your code will fit into other ECF/presence
API-based applications without any further work on your part.  Of
course, you may want to build other applications in addition to the ones
that already exist.

Are you going to EclipseCon 2008?  Perhaps if so we can meet up and talk
about this project?  Specifically, are you going to the Google Summer of
Code BOF?

Below I've attached some references to existing/relevant
case you want to dive right in with the code.



Technical/Code References

Anonymous access to ECF core plugins:  (via project set file):

Also we have a CVS server at the OSU Open Source Lab or experimental

As a general intro to the provider codebase, you might want to look at

1) A trivial provider implementation at this CVS location:


This provider implements the two core ECF extension points:
org.eclipse.ecf.namespace (for Namespaces and IDs), and
org.eclipse.ecf.containerFactory (for creating instances of
IContainer).  Your provider implementation (based upon ymcg or other aim
library) will also implement these two extension points.  You will also
need to implement the presence API as an adapter off of IContainer (the
IPresenceContainerAdapter in org.eclipse.ecf.presence).

2) There are other providers that implement the presence API...for example:


There are others, so let me know if you are interested in looking at
them also.

Tharindu Mathew wrote:
> Hi,
> I put up an idea about an IM for Eclipse on the Eclipse GSoC 2008 wiki
> and was informed about ECF.
> I'm interested in contributing to the AIM Provider for the ECF
> project. I have already downloaded and looked at the sample using YMCG
> in the article in developerworks.
> Still trying to get the hang of ECF, Is there any guidance that you
> can give about the project expectations?
> --
> Regards,
> Tharindu
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