[Telepathy] MXit protocol support

mikhail.zabaluev at nokia.com mikhail.zabaluev at nokia.com
Wed May 12 02:18:57 PDT 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: telepathy-
> bounces+mikhail.zabaluev=nokia.com at lists.freedesktop.org
> [mailto:telepathy-
> bounces+mikhail.zabaluev=nokia.com at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of
> ext Will Thompson
> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:54 AM
> To: telepathy at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: [Telepathy] MXit protocol support
> On 11/05/10 21:10, avictor.za at gmail.com wrote:
> > I noticed that Empathy (included with Ubuntu 10.04) now includes the
> > MXit protocol option (via telepathy-haze).
> >
> > It unfortunately does not work since the first time you connect to
> > MXit it needs to authorize some account information (country,
> > language, anti-bot captcha).
> > This is requested from the user using purple_request_fields(), and I
> > see that telepathy-haze doesn't implement that API
> > (http://git.collabora.co.uk/?p=telepathy-
> haze.git;a=blob;f=src/request.c).
> >
> > Are there any issues in getting this API implemented?
> Yes: telepathy-haze doesn't present any UI itself, so it can't show
> dialog boxes. This is why the purple_request_* API isn't implemented.
> I think the way out of this is, unfortunately, to have a channel type
> for captchas and stuff, which would look pretty much like the
> authentication channels Eitan is working on.

If anybody is going to work on this, please also consider approval of EULA/TOS. This is important for some proprietary services.

Best regards,

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