Open Source Messaging Application Development

Building and Extending Gaim

  • Authors
  • Sean Egan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Pages 1-21
  3. Pages 37-84
  4. Pages 85-112
  5. Pages 113-195
  6. Pages 197-235
  7. Pages 237-265
  8. Pages 267-297
  9. Pages 299-317
  10. Pages 319-336
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 337-360

About this book


Are you enamored with instant messaging? Would you like to learn how to create your own messaging application? This book shows you how, by dissecting Gaim—the world's most popular open source instant messaging application. Authored by the Gaim maintainer, Sean Egan, you are presented with a thorough overview of Gaim architecture and application programming interface.

You'll learn how to make the most of the popular GTK+ graphical user interface toolkit. Egan guides you through the creation and installation of plug-ins, and discusses strategies involved in supporting messaging protocols like MSN Messenger, AIM and IRC. He also covers topics such as multi-platform support and internationalization.


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