Re: Bug#311997: ITP: gaim-latex -- gaim plugin wich translate LaTeX code into image in conversation
On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:21:26PM -0700, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Monday 06 June 2005 01:11 pm, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > > Make a version which generates the image on the sending side?
> > [...]
> > That would be a *very* nice plugin. The bad thing about the current
> > plugin isn't only the security concern: it requires that the recipient
> > have the plugin installed. If the image is generated on the sending
> > side, it solves the security problem, and also makes it possible to
> > send (La)TeX fragments to arbitrary recipients with no additional
> > hassle. I think this is worth considering.
> But then you can only use the plugin if you can send images, which is almost
> never the case for me (image-sending never seems to work even if I'm using
> AIM, maybe because I'm behind a firewall).
This I don't know anything about, but it seems like a good thing to fix
instead of shoehorning LaTeX into the textual portion.