Re: Musings on the contacts user experience

Le vendredi 29 avril 2011 à 14:31 +0200, Johannes Schmid a écrit :
> Hi!
> >  * Contacts search (but no contacts tab) in the shell overview, which
> > will provide a quick way to initiate conversations.
> >
> While I see the point of not having another "tab" I still think the shell
> integration of IM currently suffers from the fact that empathy still needs
> to be around and displays it's contact list. And I currently see no better
> way to resolve this than to have some kind of "Contact list" embedded into
> the shell that displays all online contacts without the need to search for
> them. 

Not really, we could easily imagine being online without having Empathy
running without having a people tab: user will just have to start
Empathy to see his contact list.

If we don't allow that atm, it's mainly because:
A) The Shell presence doesn't have a 'Offline' mode or at least a way to
properly integrate IM and desktop presence at the same time.
B) Some things (such as muc invitations, incoming file transfer) still
require the 'empathy' process to be running.

We should really think about the best way to solve A) and I'm planning
to improve things regarding B).


Guillaume Desmottes <gdesmott gnome org>
Jabber <cassidy jabber belnet be>
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