[Telepathy] Abiword's Collab plugin with Telepathy

Robert Staudinger robert.staudinger at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 00:21:52 PDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Alban Crequy
<alban.crequy at collabora.co.uk> wrote:


>  1. Alice writes an Abiword document and wants to share it with Bob. She
>  clicks on the "Share document" checkbox and selects Bob in her contact
>  list. Bob is online and receives the proposition from Alice in his IM
>  software. If he accepts, Abiword is started automatically with the
>  Alice's document.

What happens if Bob does not accept to open it immediately? Will the
document still be available for him to join the collaboration at a
later point in time?

>  2. Bob was editing a document with 10 other persons yesterday. He want
>  to continue now but he does not remember who was hosting the document.
>  He browses the available documents from his contacts and selects the
>  right one. Alice receives the request from Bob and accepts it. Abiword
>  opens the Alice's document.

So the token to edit a document is not persistent over collaboration
sessions? Bob has to request again, although he's already been
invited/authenticated before? I'd rather support use case 3. Alice
should be able to revoke Bob's credentials anyways, right?

FWIW, I'm just a normal abiword developer, not involved with collab.

- Rob

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