[Telepathy] features request
dafydd.harries at collabora.co.uk
Sat Oct 14 17:18:17 PDT 2006
Ar 14/10/2006 am 21:16, ysgrifennodd Xavier Claessens:
> Here are some features that would be great to have for gossip:
> 1) "account" param should have a default value like "user at jabber.org"
> for gabble, or "user at hotmail.com" for butterfly, "123456789" for ICQ,
> etc... This is useful to display to the user as example when gossip asks
> for the ID. Gossip's jabber protocol had an hardcoded "user at jabber.org"
> but it should be adapted for different protocols.
I still think that example values should be separate from default values, even
though I can't think of a case where one would want an example value and a
> 2) parameters should have a default value depending on the value set for
> other parameters. For example if old-ssl=false port should get the 5222
> default value, if old-ssl=true then port=5223. Another example, if I set
> account=zdra at gmail.com default value for alias should be set to "zdra"
> and server should be set to "talk.google.com". daf told me this involves
> DNS lookup...
Conditional defaults are going to be hairy to specify in the .manager file.
For the old-ssl case: the simplest approach is to not specify the port, and
let Gabble work out what it should be depending on whether old-ssl is set.
When we support TLS auth, this becomes less of a problem, because you need to
use old ssl less.
For the server case: the approach on the 770 for this is to use profiles. A
profile essentially contains a protocol and a set of defaults. Google Talk
accounts use the Google Talk profile, which specifies talk.google.com as a
server. Other Jabber accounts use the Jabber profile.
When we support SRV record lookups, this becomes less of a problem, because
you need to specify the server less.
> 3) We should have a "hidden" flag for parameters to told the UI to hide
> the input, that's very useful for parameters like "password" or
> "stun-server-password", etc. This can be added to the .manager file
> param-password=s hidden
> Those are only suggestions, I don't really know how it can be
> implemented and added to the spec. I just say that's the kind of thing
> that would be cool to have for gossip.
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