[Telepathy] telepathy-inspector (0.1) released!

Daniel d'Andrada Tenorio de Carvalho daniel.carvalho at indt.org.br
Mon Aug 14 11:59:26 PDT 2006

Hi everyone,

Telepathy Inspector is a telepathy client (GTK+) whose objective is to expose all interfaces and functionalities implemented by a given connection manager along with its connections, channels, etc.

The idea is to enable the user (likely to be a Telepathy developer) to easily view and access all methods and interfaces of all Telepathy entities (CMs, connections, etc), which could not be easily achieved using a regular telepathy client since it would (and should!) hide all Telepathy logic behind a pleasant, usability oriented, GUI.

As it's only the first version (0.1), only those main interfaces are exposed:
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.ConnectionManager
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Connection
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel.Type.ContactList
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel.Type.Text
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel.Interface.Group

It can be downloaded from Tapioca's svn (inside sourceforge):

There's also a mockup connection manager to play around with:
They both implement 0.13 spec.

Possible uses:

- As a learning tool
It should be a good starting point for new Telepathy developers to get acquainted with the specification by seeing all interfaces, methods, etc at work.

- As a reference implementation for clients
A client developer can, for instance, see what features are not being handled correctly or are missing in his application.

- As a tester/debugger tool for connection manager developers
Developers can directly use their connection managers and see exactly how it behaves from a client's point of view.

Developed by the Tapioca (INdT) team, it shows our active commitment to Telepathy project, since we merged efforts towards a common Communications Framework.

I hope Tapioca (INdT) and Telepathy (Collabora) can really work side-by-side towards that common objective, since it would be win-win game for everyone.

Daniel d'Andrada T. de Carvalho - INdT

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