We feel that now a day there is no satisfactory solution
that solves in an easy and intuitive way our instant messaging
needs in Gnome environment and our aim is to help fixing that.
Our goal is to reach the devinitive and oficial instant messaging
application for Gnome Project.
We plan to use ANSI C, and only Gnome and Gstreaming libraries.
We'll provide a complete API to handle network protocols for MSN,
AOL, Yahoo, ... and encapsulate all them in a framework to allow any
third party application to use instant messaging, chat, voice chat,
video chat and sending files and e-mail without the need of rewritting
So we will write libhermes, a complete framework with modules and plugins
support that will implement all kind of protocols and needed capabilities.