All protocols are plugins and allow modular installation, configuration, and usage without the main application knowing anything about the plugin being loaded.
The goals of Kopete are to provide users with a standard and easy to use interface between all of their instant messaging systems, but at the same time also providing developers with the ease of writing plugins to support a new protocol.
Kopete FAQ (Kopete Documentation)
Links needed for each of these - some of which don't exist on kde.wiki.org
((Kopete Development)) ((KopeteTestPlan|Kopete testing plan - draft)) ((Kopete XHTML+CSS|New style engine for Kopete with HTML+CSS)) ((Kopete Jabber Jingle|Work about Jingle - Audio Jabber or GoogleTalk))
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