I'm working on a new project called Net::IM, which has the aim of being for Perl what libpurple is for C/C++ - a set of modules for interacting with various instant messaging networks.
The first network I'm developing a module for is Yahoo Messenger, because Net::YMSG has been broken for 7 years, and there is already code out there for AIM and MSN and various other networks.
The code is still in development, and it has a Google Code project at http://code.google.com/p/perl-net-im/.
Currently, YMSG support is working well enough to run a chatterbot on it if you wanted. It supports:
- Signing in, sign out
- Send/receive instant messages
- Send/receive typing notifications
- Upload an avatar (PNG file) for itself
- Accept new add requests
Adding/removing contacts from its contact list isn't fully implemented yet.
How It's Used
Your code can use Net::IM itself, which will allow you to manage multiple connections to multiple networks with just the one Net::IM object. This would be most similar to libpurple/Pidgin. Or, you can use the network modules directly, like Net::IM::YMSG.
my $im = Net::IM->new(debug => 1);
my $yahoo = $im->addConnection (
network => "YMSG",
username => "aidenrive",
password => "big-secret",
hexdump => 1,
connected => \&on_connected,
notification => \&on_notification,
Message => \&on_message,
Attention => \&on_buzzed,
AddRequest => \&on_added,
Typing => \&on_typing,
BuddyStatus => \&on_buddy_status,
BuddyList => \&on_buddylist,
BuddyOnline => \&on_buddy_online,
BuddyOffline => \&on_buddy_offline,
Disconnected => \&on_disconnected,
BuddyIconDownloaded => \&on_icon_downloaded,
BuddyIconUploaded => \&on_icon_uploaded,
The method names and event names are to be kept consistent among all the supported networks. So, setting handlers in Net::IM will cause those handlers to be called by every network that has a handler for that event.
Check it out if you have any interest. I plan on implementing thorough support for as many networks as possible (including file transfers and tricky things like that).
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