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Plugins for accounts/presence ?

asked 2013-12-27 16:12:58 +0300

bilog gravatar image

I was wondering: does the accounts/presence mechanism support plugins and/or is it open source?

The reason I'm asking is that I would like to see support for FriendFeed added, and I might even try my hand at it if I could start e.g. from the Twitter support and just make the appropriate changes. Similarly other social networks or similar systems could be added.

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answered 2013-12-27 18:26:19 +0300

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The very basic libraries responsible for accounts and sso are from upstream project Accounts&SSO (grown out of N9/Meego), is generic and allows adding new kind of accounts: https://code.google.com/p/accounts-sso/

This is handled in Mer project for Sailfish OS.

The framework doing the google/facebook connections for messaging and presence is Telepathy (grown out of Maemo), it's also very generic and allows adding support new kinds of protocols: http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/wiki/

This is handled in Nemo project for Sailfish OS.

So that part is open source.

But for a fully native working support you still would need some additions in the Accounts UI/Settings UI, but that part is not open source and Jolla does (currently?) not allow any additions there (see: https://harbour.jolla.com/faq) and so it's no where documented, how to do it.

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Thank you very much for the very detailed reply. I guess that for the time being a stand-alone app would be the correct choice for FriendFeed support then.

bilog ( 2013-12-27 19:37:26 +0300 )edit

yes I think that is for the time being easier to achieve...

Kontio ( 2013-12-27 19:55:52 +0300 )edit

Hope this is resolved soon - the event screen & integrated communication center is one of Jollas big selling points + a continuation of the N900 & N9 legacy. So it is kinda bad if it can't be extended at the moment. :)

MartinK ( 2013-12-27 20:03:17 +0300 )edit
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