Sean Egan Joins Google Talk Team
Sean Egan has announced that he has been working on the Google Talk Team to make it possible for other IM clients to use Google Talk’s Voie features.
Sean Egan has announced that he has been working with the Google Talk Team in addition to Gaim, Instant Messenger Client.
Sean Egan’s current project is to make other IM clients compatible with Google’s voice calling feature.
Seam Egan has said in the Gaim Project site, “I (Sean) have been hired by Google, moved to Seattle, and have been working on the Google Talk team for about a month and a half.
The goal of Google Talk is to make real-time communication as open as possible, and in that regard, I’ve been working to offer all of Google Talk’s features into other clients.
Currently, I’m working on making it as easy as possible for other clients to use Google Talk’s voice features. You can expect Gaim and other clients to be interoperable with Google Talk’s voice features in the near future”. [source]
Egan is also working on Gaim 2.0 which is to be released at the end of this month.
Egan says that the improved Gaim will have a “ton of great features, fixes every problem you’ve ever had with Gaim, makes drastic changes to huge parts of Gaim, especially status, includes three new protocols, and does a bunch of other amazing stuff”. [source]
He also says that the gaim-vv project that was to offer a framework for voice and video support in Gaim, will be merged in Gaim 2.0.0.
According to Egan, this will be used to support Google Talk’s voice as well as MSN and Yahoo! webcams.
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