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


Thanks Dannielle for this again very interesting information!
I copy direct also to Cesar who initiated this discussion (and who was accidently dropped from the send list for the previous round) and to Peter Korn and some other friends in the AEGIS project group. We won't be able to take on any development around this within AEGIS, but it will be interesting to keep this in mind in the planning for follow-up actions further on.

I wanted to mention that Cesar had indicated in the beginning that he might not be able write the  new API for telepathy since his company might not wish to become involved in a new development area. If that is the case, I wanted to mention that this might be a good candidate for a student project through GSoC or the Womens Outreach program project. I can't personally judge the relative difficulty of such a project or how much work it would take, but I wanted to mention this in case it might be helpful. Danielle has worked with interns from these programs in the past, so she might be able to judge the relevence of my suggestion. Joanmarie Diggs has also mentored, ane may therefore be able to provide some feedback if Cesar thinks that might be a good way forward for him.

Anyway, I just wanted to mention this (I myself became involved in GNOME through the Womens Outreach prgram last summer, so I think it is a wonderful resource for finding contributors!).

Best wishes,
Meg Ford


-----Danielle Madeley <danielle madeley collabora co uk> skrev: -----

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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