[Telepathy] improvements to avatar and aliasing interfaces

Alberto Mardegan mardy at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 8 23:59:56 PDT 2007

ext Dafydd Harries wrote:
> Our preferred solution is as follows: add a method similar to RequestAvatar,
> but that returns immediately, and causes a signal to be emitted with the
> avatar data at a later point. Drawbacks: might wake up clients that already
> have the avatar contained in the signal. This can be mitigated by
> disconnecting from the signal when you don't have any avatar requests pending.

It's not clear to me if you also intend to leave open the possibility 
for the CM to send more than one avatar in the same signal.
I'd say the signal should be able to carry an array of avatars; if one 
account has many contacts, sending them in groups might help performance.

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