Pidgin VNC integration

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at
Wed Jun 11 11:30:03 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 05:32, manish mahabir <manish.mahabir at> wrote:
> It would be very useful if i could ask a person in my pidgin list to share
> screen via VNC!
> If we are able to provide live help to our friends in such a simple and easy
> way, it would play crucial role in convincing our new friends to adopt
> something as wonderful as linux.
> I have used VNC on my lan to connect to my friend's computer and it is
> pretty simple.But if we are behind a router with dynamic ip, things get
> complicated.Port forwarding is something which everybody can't do.
> Integrating vnc with pidgin with auto configuration of the router will make
> things simple and idiot-proof. It's importance and usability can never be
> overstated.
> I am not asking for something new.Just a better integration of existing
> facilities can do wonders!

I'm not sure what the status of the feature is, but Empathy
( may already be able to do this: see
for an overview of how Telepathy is used.


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