[Telepathy] How to start a Farsight conference with Telepathy
simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 07:56:53 PST 2009
On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 at 14:22:31 +0100, Fabien LOUIS wrote:
> I understand that Telepathy manages contacts, channels creation and that
> Farsight manages media sending and receiving, but I don't know how to
> use them together.
Telepathy channels with the MediaSignalling interface require the
Telepathy client (UI) to do the actual streaming; using Farsight2 via
is the recommended way to do that. If you hand the channel over to
telepathy-farsight then you won't have to interact with MediaSignalling
telepathy-stream-engine is a daemon that does the same job, using the
code that evolved into telepathy-farsight. We no longer recommend it for
> If there is some documentation or example explaining the link between
> farsight, telepathy, stream engine, I would be glad to read it.
The source code of telepathy-farsight (or telepathy-stream-engine) would
probably be the best reference for how MediaSignalling works. In the
latest telepathy-spec release (0.17.19) I rewrote the introduction to that
interface to try to at least explain why it works the way it does.
The MediaSignalling interface is rather an awkward API for historical
reasons - we intend to fix this in a later version of telepathy-spec.
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