Photo of an LCD showing the SoC web app: “Application accepted!”We’re thrilled to announce that amidst extremely strong competition, the Adium team has accepted the following six applications for the Google Summer of Code 2006:

Integration of Jingle (Voice chat, and video chat in the far future, over Jabber)
Student: Alvaro Saurin
Mentor: Evan Schoenberg
More information about Jingle

Jabber enhancements by integrating the Smack library
Student: Andreas Monitzer
Mentor: Augie Fackler

Improving disability support
Student: Chirag Shah
Mentor: Peter Hosey

Psyduck — A Desktop Presence Framework
Student: Joshua Lock
Mentor: Colin Barrett

Enhanced tabs through PSMTabBarControl
Student: Kent Sutherland
Mentor: David Smith
More information about PSMTabBarControl

Allowing the user to separate out parts of the contact list
Student: Nicholas Peshek
Mentor: Brian Ganninger

We had many other applications that we wanted to accept, but we could only accept six. Thanks go to everybody who applied — if you’re passionate about Adium, please consider joining the development team independently of the Summer of Code, as fresh ideas and helping hands are always welcome. Otherwise, we hope to see you next year.

(Note: A previous version of this post said “eventually video chat”, not “video chat in the far future”. The change is in the interest of clarification: Video is not going to happen anytime soon. It’s a lot of work, so it will be some time before it’s implemented in any form.)

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