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

Hi Tharindu,

I would expect an AIM provider would look a fair amount like the Yahoo implementation.

Tharindu Mathew wrote:
Hi ,

I just build the projects from cvs and had a look. Is the AIM project similar to the yahoo implementation you pointed to?

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Tharindu Mathew <mccloud35@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:mccloud35@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    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 <mailto: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
        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
        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

        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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