[Twisted-Python] Re: web messenger with ICQ and MSN support

Eric Mangold teratorn at world-net.net
Sat Feb 14 05:44:01 EST 2004

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:27:28 -0300, Nicolás Echániz <nico at rakar.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> This is my first message to the list so I'll briefly introduce myself.
> I'm Nicolás Echániz, from Buenos Aires, Argentina.


> I've been programing python for 4 or 5 years now and one of my projects 
> is
> this instant messenger (www.EcMess.com), which is a web based messenger.
> It's based on Sam Rushing's Medusa framework, runs on a Linux server and 
> uses
> MySQL for data storage. It works really nice.
> The fact is that I'd like to add ICQ and MSN support (it's a much 
> requested
> feature) and I've been thinking that the best way might be to rewrite my
> server using Twisted as a replacement framework for Medusa.
> Now, I've been looking at the notes on 1.1.1 release and found that MSNP 
> 8 is
> the supported protocol at this time, but as far as I know, clients using 
> 8 can't communicate with the MSN network since protocol 9 was released.
> So, my question is: Are there any plans to support MSNP 9 in the near 
> future?
> I know that Gaim has updated it's protocol support to v.9. Do you 
> mantain any
> relation with their development team? Or do you at twisted-matrix hack 
> the
> protocol on your own without reusing other project's experience?
> If I may be of any help in this matter, please let me know. I'm not a C
> programmer, but then I don't know if your MSNP implementation is written 
> in C
> and wrapped or written in pure Python.
> If the latter is true, then I might be able to help.

You can take a look at the implementation in the file 

If you want to update it to support v9 I'm sure everyone would appreciate 
that :)

I can't answer your other questions, but there are folks here that can.


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