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Revision as of 20:58, 11 February 2013
See also: GSoc Instructions
Information for Students
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Project: Add ConnectionManager bindings to TpQt
Brief explanation: KDE Telepathy, the IM client, uses the backend library TelepathyQt to power everything. We have library bindings for writing instant messaging clients in Qt, but not the backend connection manager to to write protocols in TpQt. This has been started, but a lot of work is needed to make this finish. This will be a project in collaboration with Telepathy upstream at freedesktop.org.
Expected results: At the end of the summer we should have a completely working library for writing a connection manager, with full unit tests.
Knowledge Prerequisite: Qt, C++ library design, unit testing, ideally usage of TelepathyQt already.
Mentor: [email protected]