#315 closed defect (wontfix)

request for supporting the QQ im network

Reported by: dalias@… Owned by:
Priority: pony Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: devel
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
OS version/distro:


QQ is an im network extremely popular in China; basically nothing else is used there. Presently Pidgin seems to be the only free client with QQ support, but naturally I'd rather be able to use BitlBee (which I have always-connected inside screen) as opposed to some bloated gui app that dies when I log out. So I'm listing QQ support as a wishlist item. That's all. Hope there's some interest in porting the code over from libpurple to BitlBee or using it as a reference to write a new implementation.

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comment:1 Changed at 2008-12-05T01:40:23Z by anonymous

1 vote for qq support

comment:2 Changed at 2009-10-23T03:32:52Z by s5unty


comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed at 2009-11-10T13:27:47Z by anonymous

Replying to s5unty:


another vote for qq

comment:4 Changed at 2010-01-30T04:22:58Z by maci@…

+1 would really like to see QQ support in bitlbee

comment:5 Changed at 2010-02-22T06:42:00Z by jun@…

+100 would really like to see QQ support in bitlbee

comment:6 Changed at 2010-02-22T06:42:44Z by rick@…

+1000 would really like to see QQ support in bitlbee

comment:7 Changed at 2010-03-09T22:42:57Z by anonymous

libpurple supports QQ, why does bitlbee not support it ?

comment:8 Changed at 2010-03-09T23:08:27Z by wilmer

Because BitlBee and libpurple are two different things.

There's a BitlBee branch that uses libpurple, though. Has anyone tried that one to connect to QQ?

comment:9 Changed at 2011-07-29T11:33:47Z by anonymous

+1 for bitlbee QQ support

comment:10 Changed at 2014-07-07T13:57:33Z by dx

Priority: wishlistpony
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Closing all protocol request tickets.

For most of the requested protocols, it's likely we won't have time and/or interest to implement them, and some tickets have stayed open here for years when they have libpurple implementations, or even as third party plugins. Implementing protocols in the core is far from a priority nowadays, although I hope we can make it easier to write third party plugins. As always, anyone who is interested in implementing bitlbee plugins for these can do so, and we're willing to help (join irc!)

In this particular case, there is a libpurple implementation, see ​

This is one of the few tickets that actually seems to have a bunch of people interested in the protocol. But yeah - go use libpurple, you all!

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