15 August, 2006

telepathy-inspector released!

Telepathy Inspector is a telepathy client (GTK+) whose objective is to expose all interfaces and functionalities implemented by a given connection manager along with its connections, channels, etc.

The idea is to enable the user (likely to be a Telepathy developer) to easily view and access all methods and interfaces of all Telepathy entities (CMs, connections, etc), which could not be easily achieved using a regular telepathy client since it would (and should!) hide all Telepathy logic behind a pleasant, usability oriented, GUI.

As it's only a first, not yet full-featured, version, only those main interfaces are exposed:
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.ConnectionManager
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Connection
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel.Type.ContactList
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel.Type.Text
- org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Channel.Interface.Group

It can be downloaded from Tapioca's svn (inside sourceforge): https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/tapioca-voip/trunk/telepathy-inspector/

There's also a mockup connection manager to play around with: https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/tapioca-voip/trunk/telepathy-mockup/ They both implement 0.13 spec.

Possible uses:

- As a learning tool It should be a good starting point for new Telepathy developers to get acquainted with the specification by seeing all interfaces, methods, etc at work.

- As a reference implementation for clients A client developer can, for instance, see what features are not being handled correctly or are missing in his application.

- As a tester/debugger tool for connection manager developers Developers can directly use their connection managers and see exactly how it behaves from a client's point of view.

Developed by the Tapioca (INdT) team, it shows our active commitment to Telepathy project, since we merged efforts towards a common Communications Framework.

I hope Tapioca (INdT) and Telepathy (Collabora) can really work side-by-side towards that common objective, since it would be win-win game for everyone.

A screenshot of telepathy-inspector in action:


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