[Telepathy] Proposed standard MC API

George Wright george.wright at collabora.co.uk
Thu Aug 2 08:57:13 PDT 2007

On Thursday 02 August 2007 14:44:30 Alberto Mardegan wrote:
> Nokia MC has also channel filters that can be installed as DBus
> components; it's something badly needed especially for handling incoming
> channels, so we should standardise that too.

Right. So channel handlers/filters need to be added to the TODO. 

> At least the account must hold the information about what protocol it is
> using; in Nokia MC this information is stored in each profile. We could
> live without profiles if we store this information somewhere else, but
> then we would still need to figure out where to put the icon and a
> display name for the service (which are desirable things).

I see your point. In this case it's probably sensible not to allow accounts to 
be used when they don't have an associated protocol. I'm not sure how Decibel 
makes a link between protocol/connection manager and the account objects.

> Good point. But would this be per profile or per account? I'd let it be
> per account, and have an account settings decide it; or MC will pick up
> the first connection manager that can handle the protocol.

The problem is that if you have two connection managers, one of which is 
vastly superior to the other for a particular protocol, you could have a 
situation where MC always takes the wrong CM. This is quite easily possible, 
say, with connection managers that can handle more than one protocol.



George Wright, http://www.gwright.org.uk
Collabora Ltd - http://www.collabora.co.uk
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