[Telepathy] Offline cache

Matthias Gehre M.Gehre at gmx.de
Fri Mar 15 08:06:17 PDT 2013

When I read the telepathy spec
seemed to imply that the client would save the contact list if that property
is set to false. But now I believe that no client actually looks at that

2013/3/15 Xavier Claessens <xclaesse at gmail.com>
> Le vendredi 15 mars 2013 à 08:50 -0500, Matthias Gehre a écrit :
> > I'm currently implementing a connection manager for WhatsApp, which
> > does not allow
> > to request the roster at all. So we have to keep a copy of known
> > contacts (from adding them/receiving messages from them)
> This is the same situation than telepathy-sofiasip. Thanks for bringing
> this, I did not cover that case.
> I'm wondering if the CM should implement the ContactList interfaces
> anyway, but keep the roster information locally in a file instead of
> relying on server storage. For this, it could use the offline storage I
> describe in my point 6. So all API like adding/removing contacts,
> setting an alias, etc will just work like any other protocol.
> Regards,
> Xavier Claessens.
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