Re: [Telepathy] Ang: Re: Pictogram support (Montreal Summit)

On Fri, 2011-10-28 at 23:19 +0200, Mats Lundälv wrote:

> Thanks both for this interesting information about the preconditions
> for graphics in IM! The XEP-0231
> specs look quite promising (to an amateur in the techy field, as I
> am)! 

To me, this seems like the way forward. It's worth noting that Empathy
is modular, and so a different chat component could be used to provide a
palette of images, or something, for people who wish to chat this way,
which would prepare a message using inline graphics that any user could

This would require some work in Telepathy-Gabble and Empathy to support
rich-text messages (which we want to do eventually anyway).

> Another question then: Is there any support currently for Ruby
> Annotation  in any of these IM protocols? 
> If not; Are there any discussions going on concerning this afayk? 

Not as far as I know, however, this is an XML specification (as is
XMPP), and XMPP is designed to be extensible, so it would probably not
be too difficult to draft a XEP (extension to XMPP) to support it. We've
implemented our own feature drafts in Telepathy-Gabble before (Tubes,
Muji), so I don't think another would hurt. It would allow two Telepathy
users to chat together (assuming their UIs understood the message type).
Other chat programs could choose to implement the XEP too.


Danielle Madeley
Software Developer, Collabora Ltd.                  Melbourne, Australia

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