[Telepathy] D-tubes and empathy
jose.aliste at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 00:22:59 PST 2009
I've been following telepathy and tubes technology for some time.
Since MC5 hit distros, I would like to know first. Is there a new
version of the tutorial for D-tubes on the work?
Second, I inderstand why most of the applications that want to use
tubes should provide their own UI for choosing contacts etc, but I
would like to have the following "workflow".
Suppose you want to share a file with a contact and work in it.
So, normaly you will send, by email or telepathy the file and then work by IM.
I would like to have a "Send File and work on it" button so you choose
the file. After that, empathy would send the file and ask to activate
a Tube for the file by reading its mime/filetype. If both sides have
applications registered for handling tubes associated with this
mime/filetype (think about pdf file and evince with annotations) then
the application would be launched via dbus and a dtube will start and
then you work together with your contact.
So Does it make sense for you? I am thinking specially about evince,
or maybe gedit (to collaborate when writing scientific articles) and
for me it doesn't make sense to add "contact choosing UI and logic" to
evince or gedit, so the above workflow is what I think may work
So if this make sense, how can one achieve that in empathy?
José Aliste P.
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