Journey as Google Summer of Code 2021 Student with Pidgin: Project Report
Project Overview: Pidgin's primary use case is that it acts as a messaging client for multiple chat networks. This project proposal aims to ease the account creation/edit process through an assistant that uses a GtkAssistant based flow and creating gtk widgets for each page.
Project Goals: The present account creation process seems a bit intimidating to the non-technical users, so this project idea would focus on making the account adding process easier for everyone. This assistant would help users to add their accounts into pidgin with the protocol of their choice. This assistant would have multiple pages made up of gtk widgets which would guide a user in adding their account. Introducing this feature would attract more users to add their accounts in Pidgin with ease.
Page 1 of the Account Assistant (Protocol Page):
Page 2 & Page 3 Wireframes: (Shown to Mentor in the last Google meet)
Page 2 of Account Assistant (Account adding page):
XML file UI of the second page of assistant made using Glade