Our hope is to get this checked into Instantbird by the end of summer and run it in parallel (behind an about:config preference) with the current libpurple Yahoo implementation. Once we're satisified that it has feature parity we'll remove the libpurple version and enable this by default!
Instantbird is also supporting two other projects:
- The "Awesometab" is being done by Nihanth Subramanya (RSS) and being mentored by Benedikt Pfeifer, his code is available and some has already been checked into Instantbird nightlies!
- FileLinks in IM is being worked on by Atul Jangra (or maybe) (RSS / RSS) and being mentored by Florian Quèze, check out the repository.
Thanks also go out to Mozilla for letting us participate in Google Summer of Code with them again! You can see all of the accepted projects in Gerv's blogpost.