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:
If you find these goals appealing, why not consider getting involved. C++ programming is *not* a necessity.
The RTCC project uses the cross-desktop Telepathy Framework as the basis for our work.
At this stage, the best way to get involved is to contact the existing team, either on IRC (#kde-telepathy channel on irc.freenode.net) or on our mailing list.
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.
These tasks need to be completed as soon as possible, in order to give us basic functioning text IM.
|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|
Once phase 1 is complete, these are the other tasks that we should complete.