From: Jason LeBrun <gaim-devel@ja...> - 2004-11-15 09:27:12
I'm interested in extending GAIM so that there is a "buddy icon" in
GAIM_CONV_CHAT conversation windows. The idea would be that this icon would
show a photo for whichever person was highlighted in the chat room list.
Should I attempt to do this as a plugin, or just modify code directly and
submit a patch? It seems like a plugin would be a more desirable method, but
it also seems like it would be next to impossible to modify the layout/signal
behavior of conversation windows in this way.
Have any plugins been written that directly play with the layout of GAIM
windows or panes? If so, I'd like to see an example! I'm also open to the
suggestion that this should definitely NOT be done in a plugin...