Re: What I can do with Online Desktop at this moment?
- From: Marina Zhurakhinskaya <marinaz redhat com>
- To: Manuel Rego Casasnovas <mrego igalia com>
- Cc: Online Desktop <online-desktop-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: What I can do with Online Desktop at this moment?
- Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:07:55 -0400
Manuel Rego Casasnovas wrote:
Yes, this is exactly the plan for the Accounts system, and that's what I
meant by "breaking the Accounts system out into a separate python module
and providing a D-Bus API for it". It doesn't even matter as much which
GConf directory we'll end up storing the accounts in, whether it is
"/apps/bigboard/accounts/", "/apps/online-desktop/accounts/", or
"/desktop/gnome/online-accounts" (something we are considering). While
Tomboy can modify accounts in whatever GConf directory is used for
storing them, the important feature of the Accounts system would be that
it would provide Tomboy with an API to get the Remember The Milk account
information from the GConf and a dialog to prompt the user about it.
This way Tomboy would not need to have the code for storing stuff in the
GConf or prompting the user about it. If there is a Remember The Milk
widget that is part of the Big Board, it will use the same Accounts
system API to get the RTM account information.
On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 14:01 -0400, Marina Zhurakhinskaya wrote:
If you have an interest in an application outside of the bigboard
getting the accounts information, we can prioritize breaking the
Accounts system out into a separate python module and providing a D-Bus
API for it. We can also change accounts.py if there is some
functionality that is missing in it or if there are some other account
types that need to be added if you plan to use it for a new bigboard
widget. There is also a plan to have the accounts dialog have a version
that only lets the user edit a subset of account types, so that the user
can concentrate on the current task. For example, a dialog with only
Twitter accounts that is opened up for a Twitter widget or a dialog with
only photo site accounts that is opened up for F-Spot.
I have some doubts related with this. For example, I've read a previous
thread  that talks about how to provide Online Desktop support to
Tomboy application, thinking to use as storage system an external web
service, Remeber The Milk (RTM) .
I don't know how is this development at the moment, however I see that
RTM accounts as stored under "/apps/bigboard/accounts/" at GConf, I
think that it's because you're developing a Big Board widget to provide
an online Tomboy.
In my opinion, it'd be better modify Tomboy to allow it to synchronize
with RTM independently of Big Board. In this case RTM accounts shouldn't
be stored under "/apps/bigboard/accounts/", because Big Board won't
Maybe I don't explain me fine. I'm going to try to rewrite my idea.
I'd like that Online Desktop provides me synchronization services
transparently. About note-taking, I'd like to use Tomboy at work to
write a note, and when I open Tomboy at home have the same note written.
I don't like have to use a new application (maybe a Big Board widget)
that provides me an online note-taking system, I prefer don't have to
change my common application to take notes.
For this reason I think that accounts system should be a module
separated of Big Board, and consequently accounts wouldn't be stored
under "/apps/bigboard/accounts/", for example they would be stored
below "/apps/online-desktop/accounts/" and every GNOME application
(Tomboy, Big Board, or other application) should be able to get/set
information about this accounts and use this information for your own
Maybe I'm completely wrong, it's only my opinion, and I like to know
what do you think about this possibility.
In addition to continuing this discussion on the mailing list, feel free
to join #online-desktop on GimpNet with any questions!
IMHO you should add this irc channel at live.gnome.org/OnlineDesktop
below "Discussion" .
Thank you for pointing this out! I updated the wiki page.
Finally, thank you very much to answer all my questions I'm very
grateful for your help.
Manuel Rego Casasnovas
Computer Science Engineer
mailto:mrego igalia com
Tel: +34 986 10 76 10
Fax: +34 981 91 39 49
Igalia - http://www.igalia.com
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