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Bug#254915: ITP: meanwhile -- open implementation of the Lotus Sametime Community Client protocol

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : meanwhile
  Version         : 0.2
  Upstream Author : Christopher O'Brien <siege@preoccupied.net>
* URL             : http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net
* License         : GPL
  Description     : open implementation of the Lotus Sametime Community Client protocol

The heart of the Meanwhile Project is libMeanwhile. This library provides the
basic Sametime session functionality along with the core services; Presence,
Messaging, and Conferencing. This extensible client interface allows additional
services to be added to a session at runtime, allowing for simple integration of
future service handlers for whiteboard, screen-sharing, and file transfer.

Rather than design a custom client around libMeanwhile, we turn to the excellent
and very popular open source project Gaim. Gaim provides a flexible framework
for any number of client protocols, and integrates multiple messaging services
into a single application. The Meanwhile plugin for Gaim provides presense
tracking, customizable user status, messaging, conferencing, and will soon
include a user directory.

I will be packaging both the library as the gaim plugin (up to when it becomes a
standard protocol of gaim).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.2

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