More about "intents": Several improvements to desktop files and caches
krammer at kde.org
Mon Jan 6 07:45:41 PST 2014
On Monday, 2014-01-06, 15:37:33, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Kevin Krammer <krammer at kde.org> wrote:
> > On Monday, 2014-01-06, 01:25:58, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> >> There's a lot TBD still. For example: Do we require apps implementing
> >> an intent to support every method of the intent? I don't think it's
> >> necessary due to dbus introspection letting us figure out whether a
> >> method is supported.
> > If an intent has an associated D-Bus interface, then IMHO all methods
> > should be available.
> > E.g. if I am a contact editor and have an optional feature to take a
> > contact picture from the camera, then I would check the intents cache for
> > xdg.intents.Camera.
> > If I find one (or the preferred one if there are more than on) I expect a
> > call to xdg.intents.Camera.TakePicture to be available.
> > I don't want to have to start each camera provider to do runtime
> > introspection.
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin
> > --
> > Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
> > KDE user support, developer mentoring
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> You run the risk anyway though, as a new method might be officially
> added later on to the intent (especially with non-freedesktop
> namespaced intents).
Quoting Bastien Nocera: "D-Bus-style name. This allows namespacing and
I mean, what is an intent good for if a service can claim to provide it but
actually not do it?
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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