[Telepathy] New Connection Manager

Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Tue Dec 9 02:59:06 PST 2008

Le mardi 09 décembre 2008 à 12:38 +0200, Ralf Kistner a écrit :
> I'm busy developing a connection manager for the MXit protocol
> (http://www.mxit.co.za), with telepathy-python. Most of the code I
> based on the Butterfly project. This, together with the Telepathy
> specifications, was good enough to get most of the basic features to
> work (messaging, presence, aliasing, etc).

Great news :)

> However, I'm having trouble implementing some features not present in
> the Butterfly project, for example file transfers (I know the spec is
> only in draft version, but I'm willing to change my implementation as
> the spec is updated). One of my biggest problems is, how do I test it?
> Currently I'm using the Empathy package for Ubuntu from launchpad.
> Are there any better tools available for testing the connection
> manager? I didn't have much luck with telepathy-inspector.

Python client scripts are generally a convenient way to test CM's.
You'll find a bunch of them in the examples directory of
telepathy-python (master contains one for FT).

Let us know if you have question or trouble when implementing your CM.

Hope that help,


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