[Telepathy] Announce: Decibel 0.1.1
tobias.hunger at basyskom.de
Thu Jan 11 08:46:10 PST 2007
I am very pleased to announce the a new bugfix release of Decibel:
Today's users are relying on communication software on their computer
They are forced to switch between different applications for the different
protocols and communication methods (text chat, telephony, etc.) they are
using. These applications usually are poorly integrated with each other,
forcing the users to interact with several applications to do simple
things like setting their online status to "away" on all communication
channels they are using.
Decibel is a realtime communications framework, meant to integrate
services like CTI (Computer Telephone Integration), VoIP (Voice over IP)
and text based chat. This integration makes it possible to uniformly
manage user settings across communication methods. Decibel further enables
developers to use these communications technologies more easily, allowing
for improved communications and - ultimately - collaboration features in
Decibel consists of the desktop neutral policy daemon Houston and desktop
dependent components. These components interact with the user and its
desktop environment by providing GUIs for common tasks like eg. creating a
new account, storing passwords or contacting a friend. Using the Telepathy
specification (http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/) Houston manages
Telepathy compliant connection managers (implementing the various
communication protocols) and ties them together with Decibel's components
to form what a user perceives as one application.
Development of Decibel is supported by NL.net (http://www.nlnet.com/) and
the code is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License Version
This is a bugfix release, addressing some problems found in version 0.1.0:
* License file was added.
* Several buildsystem fixes: Should install on x86_64 systems properly.
* Install all header files.
* Update to new telepathy-qt and tapioca-qt versions. This change
fixes some issues with methods not being reachable via DBus.
These fixes should make it even easier for you to try out Decibel:-)
Get the sources at http://decibel.kde.org/index.php?id=90
The code is further available in the KDE Subversion repository:
Binary packages are not available.
* Write some demos
* Write a GUI to manage accounts
* Improve APIs and functionality
mailing list: decibel at kde.org
IRC: #decibel on freenode.net
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, feedback or want to
help building a communication framework!
For this release special thanks go out to Nicolas Lécureuil (alias
neoclust on IRC) for testing the build system on 64bit and 32bit systems.
I hope you find this interesting... and sorry for the crosspost!
Senior Software Engineer
Robert-Bosch-Str. 7 | 64293 Darmstadt | Germany
Tel: +49 6151 396-8769 | Fax: -9736
tobias.hunger at basyskom.de | www.basyskom.de
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