Mimicking Jaiku with Psi
The day before yesterday, Peter Saint-Andre sent out a couple of Jaiku invites to all Jabber Google Summer of Code students and their mentors, including me. Never having looked at microblogging before, I toyed around with it a bit, and it quickly reminded me that I still had something on my Psi wish-list for a while now: a flat, live log of all Jabber events in your network. Since I had a long weekend, I quickly coded up a prototype, and hooked it into Psi.
The result looks a bit like this:
When will this prototype be production-ready, you ask? Well, I’m actually not planning to invest any more time in it in the near future. The reason is that Aleksey Palazchenko (aka AlekSi) will create a brand new history system for Psi for his Google Summer of Code project. I’m pretty sure his new history system will enable us to get a global live history of events, together with filtering based on type. And if we still need some extra functionality, we could always create a plugin.