raindrop messaging integration
- From: Bryan Clark <clarkbw gnome org>
- To: gnome-shell-list gnome org
- Subject: raindrop messaging integration
- Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:44:08 -0700
We just announced the release of Raindrop  a new messaging system
we've been working on for a little while now. I'm announcing to this
list because I think Raindrop could provide a lot of value to
gnome-shell as many of the design goals are similar. It's likely best
to read the introduction blog entry  and look over the limited code
documentation  if you're interested but I'll give the 30 second run
Raindrop is being designed as a message system specifically for how
people communicate in today's web environment; i.e. email, mailing
lists, twitter, etc. The system itself is a CouchDB daemon service that
knows how to pull down your email and twitter (process and index them)
and then can serve them back as JSON objects. Raindrop includes a built
in messaging web application that also gets served from the same place,
you'll see demos of it in the videos.
We only had the chance to do a couple iterations and are working to
develop some real web apis  which could be useful for integration of
contacts, messages, and other data Raindrop provides.
I'm not suggesting that gnome-shell pulls in Raindrop today and starts
using it, we are definitely not ready for that. I am hoping that
gnome-shell people will find Raindrop interesting and that we can start
looking at how we could work with each if it makes sense.
Let me know if there are questions. I still can't seem to run the shell
with my thinkpad nvidia card but am looking for another system to try it on.
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