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Woshibo (Telepathy sprint) audio call

My aim for the woshibo sprint (kde-telepathy sprint) is to get something going for audio/video calls in kde-telepathy.
The sprint started off well. We discussed a lot about how the project is to evolve and sorted out the problems we currently have

woshibo whiteboard

This afternoon I was depressed because I was having problems on my pc that NOBODY else was but in the end I managed to sort things out after bugging a Collabora guy and George K. (which I thank for not having killed
me for asking him 1.000.000 questions).
So in the end I managed to call George K on his n900 with my pc and listen to him speak 🙂
So that’s a +1 for kde-tp!

Just to let you guys know what’s currently going on:

mck182 – currently working on the “now playing” plugin
shocklaterboy92 – currently working on a new plugin system for kde-tp-chat
domme – telepathy kde logging
d_ed – furious bug fixing and kwallet integration
drdanz – auth handler + file transfer awesomeness
gkiaga – mental farsight fixing
grundelborg & drf – talking about stuff out of my league that I can’t comprehend. So it’s gonna be awesome 😉
me – telepathy-kde-call-ui

So as you see, we’re all quite busy here.
Stay tuned for more news on the Woshibo sprint!

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KDE-Telepathy presence plasmoid preview (alpha-release)

After various discussions and reading about users preferences and ideas, this is how the presence plasmoid will look in the kde-telepathy pre-alpha release.

normal view

As you can see I’ve opted for the extended view showing the user all his contacts and status info.
On the left panel there is what I call the “global” panel. From this panel you control all your im accounts and set nickname, status message, presence and avatar.
On the right there is the “detail” panel. Panel where all your im accounts are shown. These accounts can be modified individually for what concerns their presence and avatar.

You’ll have noticed that there is also a scroll bar in the right panel. I implemented this because not everyone is able to figure out how to scroll a list view *sigh* and also because it might be easier for people to use instead of the mouse wheel or dragging the list.

The scroll bar is shown when the height of the applet is inferior to the number of accounts to be shown. When the scroll bar is not needed, this will fade out and leave some extra space in you plasmoid (see below).

expanded view

 

There are some implementations I could not add in this version because I need version 4.7 of kde and plasma2 to be able to implement them.
So when kde will be updated you’ll find some extras like:
~ context menu for quick presence setting
~ explanatory tooltips
~ use of QML components from dakerfp’s GSoC project

The plasmoid has been merged into kde-telepathy’s main branch of the applet repo. You can find it here.

For those who can’t wait for kde-telepathy to be packaged and released, here are the instructions on how to get everything up and running.
For troubleshooting take a look here.

Enjoy!

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Sneak peak at the new kde-telepathy-presence plasmoid

Hello hello KDE fans! New kid on the block! Let’s cut to the point shall we?

Who am I?

What is my GSoC project about?

It’s called “Integrating Kde-telepathy into the plasma workspace”. I’ll be creating some useful plasmoids aimed to be simple and easy to use without cluttering up the desktop of the user. These plasmoids will all be related to the kde-telepathy framework

So now that you know what you’ll be seeing from me during this summer, let me show you my first creation: the Presence Plasmoid.

presence-preview1

Thanks to the oxygen team, we have a new icon! You can see it in my system tray (the blue bubble). This first screenshot shows how accounts will be shown (I have only one but if you have more accounts, they will all be displayed in the plasmoid).

presence-preview2

This second screenshot shows how to set the account state.

You’ll have noticed two icons on the top right of the plasmoid. Those icons (from the left) are launchers used to start the kde-telepathy-contactlist and the account manager.
Easy eh?
This plasmoid is new and so, as all new things, it is and will be subject to “change”.

Get in touch

If anyone has feedback on how to make it graphically
better looking, add functionality or other, please feel free to contact me.
You’ll find me (nwoki) on the kde-telepathy mailing list or in irc #kde-telepathy@freenode.

P.S this plasmoid will be shipped in the beta release of kde-telepathy so don’t worry, you’ll get to try it out soon 😉

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