Re: cleaning up keyrings

On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 18:23 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for the bug links, those are helpful.
> Here are some questions I have about conventions for storing stuff in
> the keyring, which would be relevant to the Gossip bug (and future
> similar bug against Pidgin, etc.)

I'm not sure anyone's really thought of the conventions behind using
each field for something specific. You'd need to ask Alex, he wrote it
after all :)

> Ideally I think we'd allow Gossip and Pidgin to ask something like
> "give me all XMPP accounts on the keyring," I guess that would use the
> "protocol" field? Would the results be sane if Gossip or Pidgin
> "merged" this resulting list of accounts with their own app-specific
> list of accounts? How should that merge be done? What if you delete an
> account in the app's account manager screen?

Apps would need to agree on what/how to store it. I guess that right
now, it's good enough if the app that inserted the details can read it

> A specific use-case is that if I've already logged in to Google in
> either Firefox or BigBoard, I think Gossip or Pidgin when first
> started up should default to knowing that same account info.

How? I personally log in to google with my personal mail address, don't
have any GMail account, and have a Jabber address. I'm
not sure how apps are supposed to link all those (and they'd need access
to the cookies, another thing to share, to be able to screenscrape).

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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