[Telepathy] Account and AccountManager objects

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Fri Jan 25 07:23:45 PST 2008

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On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 at 16:04:19 +0100, Xavier Claessens wrote:
> 2008/1/25, Simon McVittie <simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk>:
> > * the displayed name of the preset (localizable somehow)
> >   - can probably also be used as (part of?) the default displayed name
> >     for new accounts
> Also a localized description text?

I suppose... I'm not quite sure what a UI that used such a thing would
look like, but it could be useful.

If we expose presets on D-Bus I think we'll need to have arbitrary
keyword lookup capabilities... perhaps we're better to just use files.
Using D-Bus means only MC would need to (know how to) monitor the
presets directory for changes, although we probably don't need much in
the way of change notification or polling.

> > * some specified way to select a default icon from a theme:
> >   e.g. for the gtalk preset (which uses gabble) for the jabber protocol,
> > use
> >   telepathy-jabber-gabble-gtalk falling back to telepathy-jabber-gabble
> >   and telepathy-jabber?
> >   (Should the CM be part of the calculation or not? If so, it should be
> >   less "important" than the protocol - users care about XMPP vs MSN
> >   rather than Gabble vs Haze)
> I think it could just provide an icon name and if it's not available in the
> icon theme it's up to the UI to make a choice based on CM/Protocol.

Well, my proposal (which I may have phrased badly) was for our
specification to describe how icons are named, in terms of the preset, CM and
protocol names, so we don't really ever need to set an icon name in the
.preset at all.



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