Re: Online Accounts panel for 3.2

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Milan Bouchet-Valat <nalimilan club fr> wrote:
> Le mardi 19 avril 2011 à 09:08 -0400, David Zeuthen a écrit :
>>  - a daemon, goad, that implements the org.gnome.OnlineAccounts
>> interface
>>    on a well-known object /org/gnome/OnlineAccounts and owns the
>> well-known
>>    name org.gnome.OnlineAccounts (all this is on the session bus).
>>    Additionally, this daemon would notify the user if attention is
>>    needed (e.g. reauth) using org.freedesktop.Notificatins /
>> libnotify.
> Do you really need a daemon? Sounds like everything could be handled by
> applications that use these accounts via the library. Is there a point
> in connecting to these accounts if no app is using them?
> If not, then notifications can be emitted by the app when it tries to
> connect and finds the password has changed (which would be done
> automatically by libgoa). And the library would get information about
> accounts from GSettings and gnome-keyring, without the need for any
> daemon.

It's not unimaginable that some online service might want to use some
3rd party library to do its thing. It's also just a lot simpler to
serialize writes etc. if you know that only one process is going to
touch the data at any one time.


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