application integration standard proposal
elb at pidgin.im
Tue Sep 4 16:37:44 EDT 2007
Olivier Sessink spake unto us the following wisdom:
> An example: "The end user is using a IM client, where the he's notified
> in the chat window that a new email arrived from the same person he's
> chatting to (even if the IM account is different from the email
> account). The user may right click this buddy in the IM client, and in
> the context menu it says you have unread mail from this person, and the
> context menu will allow you to email this user (open a compose window)"
This is a really great idea, and it's sort of come up before (with
Pidgin<->evolution integration, and Christian Hammond's "Galago"
> The draft standard how to do this is at
I have only looked at this briefly -- I'll try to read it more
carefully and provide specific comment later.
> In the end I would like to submit this to freedesktop.org, but I first
> would like to discuss the idea with the communities of the most well
> known open source communication programs, and improve it.
> Can you give me some feedback on the idea, and if such a standard would
> be adopted by Pidgin (if formalised by freedesktop.org).
With or without freedesktop.org standardization, if the standard is
clean and reasonable to implement, and there is some application
buy-in (I realize that can lead to chicken-and-egg problems), I, at
least, think we should be interested.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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