grundleborg

open source stuff

Posts Tagged ‘telepathy plasmoids’

Weekly Update the Third: Kopete/Telepathy almost ready for testing

Posted by grundleborg on August 10, 2009

Last week was, yet again, a busy week for Telepathy/KDE. The Kopete Telepathy plugin continues to mature, and is now only about 3 showstopper bugs short of being ready for testing. So, look forward to a blog post later this week detailing how to take it for a spin.

I’m really busy at the moment, and don’t really want to drag myself away from coding for too long, so here’s a quick list of last weeks progress:

  • Kopete Telepathy plugin now doesn’t lose any messages you send during the first couple of seconds of a chat (while telepathy code is still setting up).
  • Many other small bugs fixed in Kopete Telepathy plugin.
  • The Telepathy Account Management KCM now has a nice custom UI (which is a lot friendlier than the autogenerated one) for Gabble/Jabber accounts (which I expect will be the most common ones for testing with, since Gabble is by far the most full-featured Telepathy Connection Manager).
  • Lots of refactoring and code reduction and tidyup to start the accounts KCM and Kopete Telepathy plugin down the long road to being ready for kdereview 🙂

And, as always, I’m not the only person working on Telepathy/KDE. Some (but by no means all) of the other things going on last week were:

  • Matteo Nardi submitted a couple more patches to the Acocunts KCM, this time making the Protocol selection a bit nicer when adding an account by easing user interaction with the widget and making common protocol names localisable.
  • Abner has pretty much finished the 0.1 version of the stunning new presence plasmoid (more on that soon).

I’ll probably be back again mid-week with some (finally!) details of how to try out telepathy in KDE (warning, extremely pre-alpha software!!!).

Posted in Collabora Planet, KDE, Telepathy | Tagged: , , , , , | 7 Comments »