I have a request to all developers out there:
Please make an API to miranda.
So people are able to integrate miranda functions in their applications. Don't underestimate the importance of that.
I think that many developers would like to have this handy dandy api in their hands.
People can send and receive messages while playing a game. without leaving the game.
(This would require a plugin for the game that accesses the miranda-api)
While writing a Word Document people can chat with each other, without leaving Word.
(This would require a script for Word that accesses the miranda-api)
Things like that would require to make miranda accessible via COM which is probably the very worst idea ever.
There is a plugin somewhere which provides rudimentary COM access to some Miranda features but it is not (and hopefully never will) be part of the core.
COM = evil. About 90% of all security problems are in one or another way related to it.
And really, who wants to chat inside MS Word?
i think its more intresting not leaving a game like WOW and beeing able to chat using mim..
there are already some api-like plugins.. but i didnt hear of one making that possible.. i agree it would be a nice idea
also security would be good enough when its possible to give access to a special app(list) in that api-plugin.. some like a personal firewall asks if that api is allowed to access the network
Last edited by Wolf; 30 Apr 2007 at 6:53 AM.
Get a second monitor. Problem solved (and much more elegant, because you won't loose any functionality of the IM client).
Originally Posted by Wolf
CmdLine plugin could be a good start for this API ;-)
i personally doan play wow.. but i know many ppl who do and those unfortunately aren't able or willing to have a 2nd monitor .. also its a question of free space on desk
Originally Posted by Nightwish
..so i think its more elegant to have another possibility additional to yours ;)
I'm sorry if my example was not good enough.
I only wished an api for miranda there was never a talk about "com", never. (MS sucks you don't need to repeat that..lol)
An api would in example make it possible to write to a friend during the gameplay, "without switching back to windows".
example3: Mr. A plays Counter-Strike Source and wins. He wants to tell that Miss B., but he can not! He must finish the game. So Miss B. has to wait. noo good.
It is not dedicated to games only!!
I brought that example because many need it for this purpose.
But my intention was to use that plugin to use it for an apache module.
I mean making it possible to click & talk on a website to miranda!
I'm working with Word recently, and I need to discuss the current document with a colleague or my boss while browsing/checking the document, so it could be helpful not having to ALT-TAB or whatever, to switch between applications, especially when there's the need to copy/paste some text from the document or similar.
Originally Posted by Nightwish
I wonder how you would do that though. Send all keystrokes to Miranda when you hit a key-combo? Can't imagine how it could work well.
Originally Posted by Drugwash
Like I told you I only request an api for miranda.
The plugins for the applications who use that api are another topic.
But to answer your question: Imagine you type something into word and hit a miranda button in the toolbar. This button sends the selected text in example to a contact.
Or a way better solution. You make a word document together with your chef. The problem is, howto make comments on passages and text blocks. Fine hit the "send miranda comment" and it saves a message in your miranda (history) and to the chef's history with the text passage.
just a dumb example, but however. the api is the main thing
Other Smart people can develop plugins for any application later is the api is out. Imagine...heheh