User Switcher, Shutdown Options, IM Status

Ted Gould ted at
Wed Oct 1 05:33:24 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 14:16 -0500, Tony Yarusso wrote:
> As for status updates and the like, I've long wished things were more
> integrated.  (See
> for one of my ideas that still isn't implemented.)  

I see where you're going there... but I haven't decided if that would be
a little... spooky.  I'm not sure how much control I'd want my day
planer having over my IM status.

That being said, that's a feature for Evolution.  Now that telepathy has
been blessed as a GNOME dependency it is something they could add.  I'd
recommend discussing that upstream with the Evolution developers.  If
Evolution was to set the presence in Telepathy the applet would respond

> Besides just
> Pidgin and Empathy, it would be nice if there was something I could
> hook into through other means, such as an irssi script, so that
> absolutely everything could be connected.  Make there be ways to hook
> up, twitter, and to it.  Make it connected to
> hamster-applet activities.  You get the idea - have a truly central
> place for this information, since it's increasingly being used in
> different ways.

While I think those are all interesting, and exciting possibilities, I
think they'd probably be better implemented as Telepathy plugins rather
than features of the applet.  Well, I don't know about irssi scripts,
but everything else :)


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