Re: login and google accounts

Since Google support is not only limited to the calendar, but includes
e-mail as well, I think the idea was to add any such controls to the
Email Stock. Though having some explanation in an empty Calendar
Stock would make a lot of sense.

Currently, the way to include accounts supported by Google Apps for
Your Domain is to check them off as such on your account page. If you
have them added and have the passwords for them saved, we get the
e-mail and calendar info in.

I agree that the way to get your Google accounts to be supported needs
to be better explained.


On 10/23/07, Havoc Pennington <hp pobox com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think the web login driver setup is not "enough" by itself.
> With the Calendar stock for example, if you aren't logged in it just
> comes up blank. There's no indication what to do about it. I'm already
> logged in to Google; but that isn't enough, because web login driver
> keys off whether I did "remember password," not whether I'm logged in.
> So I'm logged in to my calendar, but not via web login driver. There's
> nothing I can do at this point. I can log out again, maybe, and *if* I
> haven't clicked "never remember password" I could click remember
> password. But, there's no way I'd know to do this.
> It also looks like there's no way to use multiple calendar or mail
> accounts with the weblogindriver setup?
> Anyway, multiple problems:
>  1) no UI in calendar stock if not logged in; it's just blank,
> mysteriously broken
>  2) to log in, you can't just log in to Google; you have to "remember password"
>  3) no way to set up multiple accounts
> Theory on the solution:
> - use weblogindriver only to "prefill" the password or automatically
> know about accounts, but actually store login info in bigboard and
> gnome-keyring
> Concrete plan:
> - make calendar stock have some type of "add Google account" button
> - pre-fill from web-login-driver, but you can also just "add Google
> account" directly in bigboard
> - "add Google account" just opens a little "manage accounts" dialog
> where you can put in your login and password, plus URL if it's a GAFYD
> account
> This punts on a possibly more-ambitious approach which would be to try
> and centralize the account repository, using it for e.g. Pidgin also.
> We could consider that; e.g. make web-login-driver keep its own list
> of accounts, rather than purely hanging it off of Firefox.
> This feels like a fairly showstopper issue to me so I'll probably
> detour and try to solve it (I ran into this while trying to add a
> calendar search provider, and could not figure out how to get my
> calendar to work)
> Try to send comments by tomorrow...
> Havoc
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