Pidgin VNC integration

Alexandre Strube surak at
Wed Jun 11 11:32:40 UTC 2008

Hello Manish,
your suggestion is interesting, however you could perhaps make it more
effective if you present it at the right place.

If you want to present this as an ubuntu-only feature (which I don't believe
will ever be done this way), you can open a bug as wishlist, at launchpad,
the Ubuntu's bug/issue tracking system.

However, this would be better suited to be a wishlist item at the pidgin's
website itself. This way, everyone would benefit from such feature, not just
ubuntu. Besides, the chance of being done is perhaps somewhat higher if you
ask directly to the upstream.

There is another alternative though. You could implement this be yourself -
as a pidgin plugin - And be famous and help "convincing our new friends to
adopt something as wonderful as linux" in your own words (not that I buy
this one, but hey)

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:32 AM, manish mahabir <manish.mahabir at>

> 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!
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