I played with the ymsg package a couple of years ago and successfully sent and retrieved messages from java. I revisited this code yesterday to find it was failing to log in.
It appears that source forge has taken over this project. I downloaded the latest copy (ymsg_code_source_v0_64.zip) and still failed. The code compiles and runs, but fails to log in.
Is anyone using this package? If not, is there still a way to do this? I've been poking around and there appears to be a new set of APIs. If these do what I need, it would also appear that I need a combination of APIs. Can anyone shed some light for me. What I need is to send text messages and potentially confirm if a user is online. The previous code would take parameters of an ID and message, send the message, start a listener and display recived messages in the console.
If I can confirm that the ymsg package is still in use by others and is working, I'll attempt to get it working.
If I can confirm that the ymsg package is no longer in use by others and/or does not work, I'll abandon it.
If you suggest the new APIs or some other method, I would appreciate what ever advice you can give.
Unfortunately we no longer support the messenger API, so the functionality for working with it has been turned off. Unofficially, the one utility which I know of that can access Messenger is Libpurple: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/WhatIsLibpurple. I should note that this is not supported by Yahoo! and we offer no guarantees that it will remain functional with Messenger.
I'd started from scratch and created a java app using OAuth2, but so far failed have a NullPointerException in the org.opensocial.Response.getParser code. I think I need a different value for VIEWER_ID than my yahoo email address.
Is there any functionality in this to verify if friends are online?
Can you shed any light on what to use for the VIEWER_ID as in the code below. The choke point is on the response = client.send(request); line:
Provider provider = new YahooProvider(); AuthScheme scheme = new OAuth2LeggedScheme(CONSUMER_KEY, CONSUMER_SECRET, VIEWER_ID); Client client = new Client(provider, scheme); Request request; Response response;