[GSoC 2012][Collaboration] status, ideas
matus.kukan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 10:49:29 PDT 2012
Hello Eike, Michael, anybody interested,
This may be a little longer because it's still not clear how the
telepathy framework should work.
First, I've finally read something about telepathy , so I now
understand some basics. That's great :-)
I came into it just by accident.
I've pushed 10 more patches, all because I wanted to do the last one -
inviting people into MUC.
- Registering client handlers is executed with Listen button in
Then current document can accept new channel and receive files. (was
- ScDocFuncSend owns TeleConference (the channel) instead of
TeleManager and can directly communicate.
Thus each document can collaborate with different contact.
- Inviting contacts is possible.
This seem to work. I also played with .service and .client files
mentioned in tubes/README.
And it works! I was able to invite a contact and after accepting in VM
in empathy, Channel Dispatcher has executed .../soffice --calc as told
I was thinking that it could run .../soffice --accept-tube, so we know
why Libreoffice is started and do something clever ;-)
But this needs more work and ideas as mentioned later below.
Note: that by pressing Collaborate button we are now starting MUC
session. 'saveme' (sending a file) for example does not work then.
You can change that in contacts.cxx . Maybe I should add another button but..
Also, what's not intuitive is that, when you select a contact and
press Collaborate, the account to which the contact belongs to is
connecting to liboroom at conference.jabber.org.
So not the contact you see in the dialog. Check in terminal.
- TeleManager is never destroyed.
Because I don't know where.
And also where we want the code which is called after signaling from
tubes/ (when we receive a file or a new channel) ?
Or more importantly: what should happen ?
- when someone wants to start a session with us, he sends us file
and then we can start collaborating on it ?
There is no other case when someone sends us file ?
I am not sure how to do this. Some class alive as the whole
./soffice is running could help.
But still, after receiving new channel , I need to accept it,
receive the file and then bind the channel to that file ?
I guess I need to take a rest and think again later.
- I broke INTERCEPT=demo mode.
- Also unit test is broken
Should I start working on side-bar widget we can dock ? Any hints?
But I think that we need to improve receiving channels and files,
handle TeleManager properly and everything related.
Hope you can parse this, I am loosing myself,
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