Feature Requests item #1165510, was opened at 2005-03-17 14:40
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Category: core
Group: None
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
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Submitted By: dino4kataris (dbddhkp)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: split gaim into two programs

Initial Comment:
i know how much work it is, i know it is perhapst a
little bit crazy =)

split gaim into a deamon and a fronted. So you can run
the deamon on an other pc that stays everytime online -
an connect with a fronted to the deamon from pc in the
lan - perhapst at first from the pc on the desktop and
later from the notebook sitting on a couch? 
And much more would be possible with it =)

make the deamon multi-user usebal. So that the deamon
has im-accounts on the one side and lokal user on the
other. Now they are assign to each other. So that in
the lan one pc is connectet to the internet and 2 (or
more pcs) are connected to this one running only the
gaim fronted.

Perhapst a im-acc can owned by two users, so that both
of them can anwser incomming massages, but also see
what the other write ;)



Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:01

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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: Lalo Martins (lalo)
Date: 2005-07-09 13:38

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I think what you want is jabber.


Comment By: John Blitch (phip)
Date: 2005-03-27 22:40

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I do not think this is a good idea. Not only does it involve a prohibitive
amount of 
work overhauling the entire program only for a convenience, it would only
useful to a small number of people. An instant messaging client is a
program to facilitate using a computer for communication. Turning it into
daemon would be a poor design choice. Moreover, enacting this kind of
split would 
make gaim very slow due to the interprocess communication latency. Big 
drawbacks so a small number of users can connect from a portable second 
computer on the couch.

If you really wanted this, I think the best bet would be creating a Gaim
plugin to 
allow remote control of the gaim application, and a client to interact
with it.


Comment By: jrharris42 (jrharris42)
Date: 2005-03-21 09:37

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The solution to the configuration needing to be duplicated
from computer to computer?

Point your .gaim folder to a shared folder on the network. 
Set an environment variable GAIMHOME to point to your shared
folder.  Now, all the computers on your network use the same
Gaim settings, buddy list, IRC settings, whatever. 
Conversation logs will also be global, so you don't have to
remember where you were sitting when you got a message from
someone to be able to refer back to it.

It's what I do here at work - no matter what PC I login on
(out of hundreds) I have the same buddy list and
configuration options set. 


Comment By: dino4kataris (dbddhkp)
Date: 2005-03-18 12:38

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yes, without it would be...  ;)
the hole history of a chat-session has to transfer when
connecting to the deamon and if new sessions where opened
(because someone talk to you while your are not connected to
the daemon, but it is online) they have to open in the
frontend too..., so the network has to be fast :p

oh yes i already have a gateway ;)
but know i have to close gaim on the one pc (so all ims
disconnect) and open it on the other - so when I edit
something a have to change it often - saving the budylist on
the servers doesnt work everytime as it as to work. And irc
buddy / chat-rooms you have to add on every pc seperatly...
so your buddy list looks everytime a little bit others :-/

then are some logs are and some there :(

what i mean is something else... its would be good for thing
like this: there is one aim account and someone is writing
to - and two people were able to answer.


Comment By: Kent (valkyriekl)
Date: 2005-03-18 10:42

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1) would your daemon/client-frontend idea include message
queuing, like ICQ, where you can send another user a
message, even if they're offline, and then the other user
can get the message when they come online?

secondly, you can configure the other PC (the one that stays
on/online all the time) as a router/gateway w/ the correct
software so you can connect to the internet (and everything
you can connect to on the internet) from your laptop,
through the other PC.

3) Isn't this functionality handled by a multi-user chat? 
I'm only using OSCAR (AIM/ICQ), so I don't know how other
services handle multi-user chats.  Wouldn't the person(s) on
the other end want to know just who is speaking to whom?


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