Category Archives: telepathy

a hacky way of monitoring messages in Telepathy

Sometimes people come up with some creative solutions to solve their problems. The correct way to monitor data, such as messages, coming from Telepathy is to write an Observer, however sometimes you just want to get a feed of all … Continue reading

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GNOME Journal is out

The GNOME Women edition of GNOME Journal has been released, including an article by yours truly on Telepathy and MC5. Check it out.

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Why Telepathy is not like libpurple

It seems, even though we talk about Telepathy a lot, that there are still people out there who believe that Telepathy is really just a reimplementation of libpurple, just with an annoyingly retentive specification, and D-Bus. The big thing to … Continue reading

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So, I quite like the idea of Bump, a technology that enables data transfer by matching a bump read by your phone's motion sensors along with information like your GPS location. However, it does require sending all of your contact … Continue reading

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decorator factory for dbus-python methods

This is a crazy idea I had; that I want to share with people. When you're implementing an object in dbus-python, you decorate your published method calls like this: class ExampleObserver(dbus.service.Object): … @dbus.service.method(dbus_interface=telepathy.interfaces.CLIENT_OBSERVER, in_signature='ooa(oa{sv})oaoa{sv}', out_signature='') def ObserveChannels(self, account, connection, channels, … Continue reading

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