[OTR-dev] Going forward

Ian Fung verbal at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 14:40:54 EST 2004

hi, i'm new. i could like to make OTR work for Adium and maybe iChat
if no one else has time to do it. i gotta say i'm pretty new to the os
x thing so i need to pick up cocoa or whatever adium uses. but i'm
willing to devote time to it and see it til the end. anyone interested
in working with me?

On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 14:18:36 -0500, Ian Goldberg <ian at cypherpunks.ca> wrote:
> Welcome to all the new list members!
> Here's a little braindump of what I'd like to happen going forward:
> One of the really big things is that we need to get OTR working on other
> platforms.  Paul's working on a Windows gaim port, but getting it to
> work on Trillian and iChat is crucial.  Unfortunately, neither of those
> platforms seem to support plugins that can _modify_ (e.g.
> encrypt/decrypt) messages.
> So what to do?
> I think the easiest thing would be to use a little (hopefully mostly
> portable across *nix, Windows, OSX) AIM proxy that does the OTR.
> Upsides: portable; quickly get something working on Windows, OSX, and
> non-gaim *nix clients
> Downsides: it'd only work for the AIM protocol (we'd need separate
> proxies for different protocols); the "You are Private" UI wouldn't be
> able to be as nicely integrated into the conversation window as it is
> with gaim; configuring your existing client to use the proxy is
> user-unfriendly (install wizards for popular clients?)
> For a start, we might look at the code at
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/exclaim/.  I don't know how complete it
> is, but it claims to be an AIM proxy, written with the goal of letting
> plugins play with the data stream.
> For the UI, we should probably use some cross-platform GUI toolkit.
> I'd like someone to step up and claim the lead on this project;
> preferably someone who can test on both iChat and Trillian (other Linux
> clients would be a bonus).
> Any takers?
> [PS: what do people think about putting OTR up on sourceforge?  Is there
> another site that's better?]
> Thanks,
>    - Ian
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