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an open implementation of the Lotus Sametime client protocol.

The heart of the Meanwhile Project is the Meanwhile library, providing the basic Lotus Sametime session functionality along with the core services; Presence Awareness, Instant Messaging, Multi-user Conferencing, Preferences Storage, Identity Resolution, and File Transfer. This extensible client interface allows additional services to be added to a session at runtime, allowing for simple integration of future service handlers such as the user directory and whiteboard and screen-sharing.



version 1.0.2 (stable)
released on 30 December 2005

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Kelly Hopkins

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22 January 2009

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Kelly Hopkins

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Christopher (siege) O'Brien Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 February 2018.


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