My goal is to make some changes in the client to deploy on a small web community. Making changes on images, logos, icons, texts and so, and deliverig it to users as a new IM client to interact with each other on that community. I would like to get some pointers on how to get started.
For example, I would like to make an installation file that connects to my own server (openfire) automatically. Forn now, I’'d like some info on how to make the build and how to set any parameters to it.
Also, lets say I manage to deliver the customized client and one day Spark comes out with an update… I’'m guessing all users will receive a popup telling them to update, and when they do it will either breakdown or update to a non customized version… am I right? how do I disable (or dodge…) automatic updating?
Finally, is it alright if I rename and re-skin the client? Always keeping it open source and reference to its original…
Thanks in advance,