[Telepathy] New channel request/announcement/dispatch interfaces

Ted Gould ted at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 10 10:06:28 PDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 15:51 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> Originally, I thought that the way forward was to have an object
> representing a "bundle" of channels. However, I'm now leaning more towards
> having "secondary channels" optionally point to a "main channel" - this
> would simplify dispatching to:
> - - the main channel is dispatched
> - - its secondary channels are offered to the same channel handler, if it
>   implements some new MultipleChannelHandler interface
> - - if the main channel's handler doesn't want them, the secondary
>   channels are dispatched as usual (this lets chatrooms get handled by
>   Empathy if AbiWord doesn't know how)
> which seems a rather saner approach.

I like this idea.  I'm not sure if you're familiar with SXE by the
Jabber folks, but I think it'd be an interesting spec to use as a model
for how this stuff works.  I'd like to start moving the Inkboard stuff
over to both Telepathy and SXE.



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