[Unity-design] Authenticating lenses

Alan Bell alanbell at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 24 14:28:41 UTC 2012

On 24/04/12 14:57, Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote:
> I'll take the opportunity to remind everyone of the 
> http://lists.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-app-devel mailinglist. (I'm CCing it). 
> I don't think logging in and that type of stuff should be done in 
> lenses at all. I'd present the user with a normal dialog if there 
> isn't a valid OAuth token. 
what is normal? are you saying lenses should create a gtkwindow of their 
own to get credentials? What if you have lots of lenses? when should 
they ask the user to log in? On opening of the dash?

I don't like the idea of a heap of different popups asking for 
credentials appearing on opening the dash or doing a search for the 
first time, I think lenses should wait until you open their page.


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