[Telepathy] Proposed standard MC API

Tobias Hunger tobias at aquazul.com
Thu Aug 2 12:40:54 PDT 2007

On Thursday 02 August 2007, Alberto Mardegan wrote:
> ext George Wright wrote:
> >> Is Decibel using components only for handling channels as Nokia MC does,
> >> or do they something more?
> >
> > I believe they only handle channels. Decibel's components currently only
> > expose a channel handling API, but you'll have to talk to Tobias Hunger
> > about that.
> 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.

What do those channel filters do?

> We need something more: a profile is an object having a display name, an
> icon, and a set of default protocol parameters. I think it's worth to
> create a DBus object for them, too.
> The account configuration clients will need to retrieve the list of
> available profiles (MC will take care of finding them in the filesystem
> and will provide a ListProfiles API), and present them (as a name and
> icon) to the user when he'll want to create a new account. Then, they
> will be used internally by MC to provide default values for the
> parameters that are unset in the account.
> IMHO, profiles (and protocols, and managers) should be considered
> read-only objects from a client point of view.

Why do you need to expose protocols and managers?

Best Regards,
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