Re: Google Hangouts support

Rob (original co-author) wrote this recently:  It's a very interesting read.

That was an interesting read, thinking a bit out loud

FWIW If you have apparmor installed on Debian, telepathy components are isolated

10 processes are in enforce mode.
   /usr/lib/telepathy/mission-control-5 (1870) 
   /usr/lib/telepathy/telepathy-* (2540) 
   /usr/lib/telepathy/telepathy-* (4431) 

I thought modern software engineering argues for using interfaces to hide implementation details to minimize coupling when building a large system. Isn't telepathy an attempt to do that? What's likely to be true is that telepathy's abstractions are currently inadequate, for example at the time of its development encryption, and persistent server side logs weren't requirements, so those features are probably going to be poorly handled.

I'm not sure where best to draw the abstraction lines. Admittedly it could be "the modern browser" where the application gets a drawing surface and some API calls for OS integration, but there's probably something else that'll perform better. (Slack in firefox is


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