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This is a work-in-progress page! A lot of what is below is still pretty much BRAINDUMP. Edit with care.


Real time Communication has traditionally been a detatched feature of Desktop Computing, provided via stand-alone Instant Messaging clients with poor integration into the desktop experience. One of the primary goals of the KDE 4 series is to tighten integration between different components of the environment. The Realtime Communication and Collaboration (RTCC) project aims to tackle just this.

Our aims are:

  • To integrate Real Time Communication deeply into the KDE Workspaces and Applications
  • To provide a infrastructure to aid development of Collaborative features for KDE applications.

If you find these goals appealing, why not consider getting involved. C++ programming is *not* a necessity.

Useful Background Information

Main Tasks

The main tasks that need to be completed to get IM supported at least as well as it is in current monolithic versions of Kopete. These are divided into two phases - the minimum we need to get things going, and then other basic features that we will need to supersede the current Kopete feature set.

Phase 1

These tasks need to be completed as soon as possible, in order to give us basic functioning text IM.

Status Task Developers Source Code
IN PROGRESS Account Management GUI George Goldberg <grundleborg googlemail com> Web SVN Link
NOT STARTED Chat Window App Matt Rogers <>
NOT STARTED Logger Application
IN PROGRESS Buddy List App George Goldberg <grundleborg googlemail com>
NOT STARTED Desktop Wide Tp::Approver

Phase 2

Once phase 1 is complete, these are the other tasks that we should complete.

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