[Telepathy] Will Empathy/Telepathy support those?
ivucica at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 18:14:48 PST 2010
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:06, Guillaume Desmottes <
guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
Certainly. If the remote client reports it.
> - 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. :\
Which means, let's use stuff that we have at our disposal.
I really don't understand. Resource is here, resource can easily be grabbed
and exposed, what's the big deal? From what I gathered, it's not that
Empathy doesn't show it, it's that Telepathy doesn't expose the resource.
There is an additional use for resources. User leaves the client running at
home, and goes to work. It would be a nice thing if I could see that this is
the case. Additionally, Adium for example allows me to pick which resource I
want to send a file to.
Is there a reason why NOT exposing a small string called resource is a Good
Thing(tm)? I certainly can't think of any, except perhaps "well, we don't
... really ... want you to use it, mkaay, that would be very good if you
wouldn't use it", immediately invoking an image of Bill Lumbergh.
I mean, if you have a method of sending protocol-specific contact data, then
you can probably send this one extra string, right?
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