[Telepathy] retromessenger & telepathy

Dafydd Harries dafydd.harries at collabora.co.uk
Mon Sep 1 02:52:17 PDT 2008

Ar 30/08/2008 am 10:21, ysgrifennodd M. Peterson:
> Hello
> i just subscribed to the telepathy mailinglist as we are developing as well
> an instant messenger and are interested into the telepathy framework and its
> potentials and cpapabilities. You find our project here:
> Http://retromessenger.sf.net <http://retromessenger.sf.net/>
> we use a wxwidget gui, and as well a XUL gui is almost done, qt gui there
> are as well 2 developers interested in and a gtk/MFC gui we are currently
> looking for.
> The messenger is based currently on the serverless libretroshare.
> Our main goal is to make first the wxwidget gui running, then the other guis
> and as well to try to port to linux mobile phone openmoko.
> Interesting is now the part, how you have already noticed that messenger
> library or how we could integrate telepathy.
> A well a sub-SVN is possible for a design layout of a gui like
> retromessenger using telepathy.
> so there are two discussions: how to integrate telepathy into a gui of a
> messenger and how to integrate the libretroshare into telepathy.

In general, to integrate a new protocal into Telepathy, you write a Telepathy
connection manager that wraps it. In this case, since libretroshare is C++, I
suspect the easiest approach is to use libtelepathy-glib, which does a lot of
the work of implementing a CM. It involves a GLib dependency, of course, but
it will save you a lot of time.

In terms of native C++ Telepathy libraries, there is an effort to make a
Qt-based library but I'm not sure how ready it is.


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