[Telepathy] Avatar interface proposal

Rob Taylor robtaylor at floopily.org
Thu Jun 8 05:49:00 PDT 2006

Luiz Augusto von Dentz wrote:
> Hi all,
> On 6/7/06, Rob Taylor <robtaylor at floopily.org> wrote:
> The image *does not* have to be base64 encoded, you can send binary
> blobs over DBus as an array of bytes. base64 encoding just wastes time,
> memory and power ;)
> This is not that simple, send
> base64 via dbus is not a good ideia, but connection managers will
> receive it anyway,
> decode it and
> send it over dbus. This will require some buffers and in a big contact
> list it is a big chance to have memory leaks or crashs. So maybe its a
> better idea to sent the raw data
> and the encode type than application will know how to
> decode it. Also would be good to think on this funcion as a generic
> file transfer too.

Luiz, the telepathy spec is *not* just for Jabber...

Rob Taylor

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