Re: [Evolution] WebID integration

On Tuesday 02 of October 2012 02:10:33 Jürgen Jakobitsch wrote:


my name is jürgen jakobitsch. i'm a member of w3c's webid community
group [1].

we are currently debating about signed emails which in include a webID

i just filed an enhancement bug report [4], because Subject's
Alternative Names are not displayed when i open a certificate.

From what i can tell from source it is kind of trivial to include
support for displaying the values of SAN.

my question however is :

is it possible to change certificate-viewer.c (smime/gui) behaviour via
an ePlugin?
what i intend to do is to create WebID support in evolution in such a
way the i can retrieve information about a webID, which comes with a
signed mail (in der certificate's SAN) or do i have to change the source
code and build evolution myself?

also please note, i'm a total gnome development newbie, so any pointer
to some sort of ePlugin template i can use as a starter is warmly

please also note that a webID is basically a URI pointing to a foaf
document, like this :

what i wanna do is to add another tab to certificate viewer and display
the name ( in the above example) and
the picture ( in the above example).

any pointer and|or help greatly appreciated.

I think this cannot be achieved through ePlugin. But we are planning to slowly 
get rid of ePlugins, so it wouldn't be the best approach anyway.

There are two possibilities: either make the certificate viewer extensible and 
write an extension module, or just build it into Evolution directly. I myself 
think that making the UI extensible is pointless since nobody else would ever 
use it, so it could probably go into the certificate-viewer directly. 

If you need help, just ask on IRC (#evolution on


PS: technical discussions belong to evolution-hackers list

wkr turnguard



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