Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4869 new enhancement

Unable to copy and paste screen shots from Clipboard in sametime

Reported by: dokers Owned by: siege
Milestone: Component: Sametime
Version: 2.3.1 Keywords:


In Sametime 7.5 you are able to copy and paste images (ie: print screen captures) from the clipboard directly into the chat window. In Pidgin 2.3.1, I am not able to send or receive images to/from other sametime users, with the exception of other Pidgin users. Please let me know if you need anymore information from me.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by siege

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

The explanation on this requires a little bit of history, so bear with me for a moment.

In the beginning, there was plain text in Sametime. This is what Pidgin (or at the time, Gaim) first supported.

Then there was a new Sametime client named NotesBuddy?, which among its many other features, offered rich-text chatting and embedded images. With a little time, support for NotesBuddy?'s protocol extensions (secretly just multipart MIME and a new data message type to wrap it in) made their way into Pidgin.

Then came ST 7.5, which also offered rich-text chatting. However, ST 7.5 didn't use the same protocol extensions that NotesBuddy? had created. Instead, they went ahead and created an alternative protocol layer that only worked with the new ST 7.5 client.

So as of right now, if you're chatting with a NotesBuddy? user, or another Pidgin user, you should be able to use rich text and embed inline images and all of that.

As-of-yet nobody has reverse-engineered the ST 7.5 modifications.

Unfortunately, I (as the maintainer for the Meanwhile project, which is the library Pidgin uses to communicate with a Sametime server) no longer use Sametime on a day-to-day basis, having changed employment to a company that prefers IRC. This means that it would fall to some other enterprising individual to first come over to the Meanwhile library and add support for the 7.5 protocol changes, and then come over to Pidgin and update the protocol plugin to make use of the new library features. Until that happens (in that order), Pidgin cannot support anything but plain-text chat with ST 7.5 users.

If you are interested in this feature, I would recommend filing an RFC with the Meanwhile project, as that's where the work needs to start. I'm marking this ticket as an enhancement request.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by darkrain42

Ticket #5369 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

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