Google Summer of Code 2017: Matrix protocol for Instantbird and Thunderbird

Friday, May 5, 2017

I’ll be mentoring Pavan Karthik on his project for Google Summer of Code 2017 entitled “Matrix Protocol Support for Instantbird”. Matrix is a new(er) protocol that is an open, decentralized network with some unique features. Initial support for this landed in bug 1315926, but it is not feature …

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Yahoo Protocol Google Summer of Code Round-up

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I have to apologize to my student, Quentin (aka qheaden on IRC), for taking so long to write this…but anyway: Google Summer of Code 2013 is over!  Quentin has done a great job working at implementing the Yahoo Protocol for Instantbird (and Thunderbird) in JavaScript (henceforth called “JS-Yahoo …

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Mentoring Google Summer of Code 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

I’m officially a mentor this year for 2013’s Google Summer of Code. I’m a bit late on posting this, but oh well! My student this year is Quentin Headen who is working on a Yahoo! Messenger protocol for the Instantbird chat/ backend (so it’ll also be …

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On Status

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Something that comes up often about Instantbird is why we only support three statuses: Available, Unavailable and Offline.  (We do actually support a fourth one too, Idle, but that is set automatically, not chosen by the user.)  Frequently this discussion is in the context of wanting an “Invisible” status, but …

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