Feature Requests item #1073528, was opened at 2004-11-25 23:02
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>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
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Submitted By: Evan Barter (evandb)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
>Summary: iChatStatus \"port\"

Initial Comment:
And by "port" I actually mean "blatant rip", but I digress.

For those of you who don't know what iChatStatus is
there are brief explinations at:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10115 and

Basically, what it does is it is grab the name of the
current song playing in iTunes and sets it as your
Available Message (or "iChat status" as they've branded
it). I figured since Gaim is the only other client that
can see these Available Messages (or is that
questionable?) someone should whip up something to
stick it to our Mac'ers. 

Now, to be entirely honest with you, I am not a
programmer, hence why I'm posting here to see if anyone
else wants a crack. But the way I see it, all it has to
do is poll Winamp (I am, of course, a Windows user) or
XMMS on an interval and update the Available Message if
it's different to the current one. Doesn't seem too
hard, especially considering that the Winamp API seems
well documented. I guess the other (slightly easier)
solution would be to have your player export the
currently playing song to a text file (which there are
undoubtedly hundreds of plugins to do) and then have
the Gaim plugin read the file and do as above. *shrug*
As I said, not a programmer.

Anyway. That's my idea. Anyone up for it? 


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:00

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: Evan Barter (evandb)
Date: 2005-09-01 04:23

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Thanks for that John, that's pretty amazing. Would you be
able to release the source? Since I originally posted this
message I've got in to C and I think I'd be pretty
comfortable hacking your hack. ;) I'd especially like to see
your liboscar patch and, although the ability to set
available messages via an API call is supposed to be in
Gaim2, the devs might like to see it too.


Comment By: John Roark (antagonizt)
Date: 2005-08-31 18:19

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it's a hack... but here you go



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