[Telepathy] Will Empathy/Telepathy support those?
guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Fri Jan 22 03:06:52 PST 2010
Le vendredi 22 janvier 2010 à 11:48 +0100, Ivan Vučica a écrit :
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:02, Guillaume Desmottes
> <guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> AFAIK there is no plan to expose contacts' resource in
> Telepathy (and so
> Empathy). That's XMPP specific and most user don't
> use/understand it
> (for example Google Talk randomize the resource iirc).
> This is quite useful when user is logged in from multiple
> workstations, or even from one workstation. It is possible to know if
> user is at home, or at work, or wherever. A practical example is my
> friend with n810 PDA. He can log in using PC or n810. I can see if I
> should be bothering him by looking at his Resource, and whether or not
> he can receive files. Resource is quite useful despite being somewhat
> underused. Gtalk randomizing it does not mean Gtalk is doing things
> "the right way" and that we should ignore Resource just because Gtalk
> does it.
I agree that those are valuable information but resource is not the
right way to get them:
- Telepathy should expose if the contact is connected using a mobile
device or not: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17157
- Empathy shouldn't allow you to send files if the contact doesn't
support file transfer. This is now fixed in Empathy master (will be in
2.29.6) if you are using Gabble 0.9.x.
- Ideally, you should be able to rely on the Location interface to know
if a contact is at home or work. But in practice that doesn't really
work atm because lot servers, including Google Talk, doesn't support
this feature. :\
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