When GSoC began, I was able to start my project early, doing coding during the community bonding period. This early start payed off near the end of GSoC when my new college semester began. I was able to get a lot done over the summer which included making some improvements to the overall protocol plug-in code. Although the project can be considered feature complete by the original specification, I am still making improvements where I can, and I plan on maintaining the plug-in indefinitely.
I am still looking forward to receiving more user feedback on my plug-in, and any bugs they might notice. Although GSoC is over, my Instantbird development will continue, and I will never forget fun experience I had this summer.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make this happen!