(discussion on #telepathy with Zdra about inability to add SIP contact to the roster):
<mcepl> I know, but there is no addressbook if I cannot add SIP contacts to roster
<Zdra> mcepl: you can't have sip contacts on the roster, but you can still call them
mcepl: there is no addressbook yet, right
<mcepl> hmm, that's not nice :-(
<mcepl> yeah, true
but, why cannot I have SIP contacts in roster?
(aside from "not implemented yet")
(and hoping that we will get metacontacts some day)
<Zdra> mcepl: it's not implemented in telepathy-sofiasip
Conclusion, could you do please whatever is necessary for enabling empathy (and others) to add SIP contacts to the roster, please?
I was told that Ekiga 3.0 should have something similar to what I would like to have in telepathy/empathy.
Ekiga implements SIMPLE to store contacts. telepathy-sofiasip should do as well.
This is a pretty significant limiting factor in use of Empathy for VOIP applications.
http://sofia-sip.sourceforge.net/ suggests that the underlying sofiasip library supports SIMPLE... what would be needed is an implementation of the MESSAGE, SUBSCRIBE/NOTIFY and PUBLISH methods from the respective rfcs ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIMPLE )
(In reply to comment #4)
> http://sofia-sip.sourceforge.net/ suggests that the underlying sofiasip library
> supports SIMPLE... what would be needed is an implementation of the MESSAGE,
> SUBSCRIBE/NOTIFY and PUBLISH methods from the respective rfcs (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIMPLE )
True, it's mostly a simple matter of programming.
Another thing is XCAP contact list support, which has some disclosed IPR encumberments. To implement that (and it's the only semi-sane standardized way to manage subscription lists with regard to SIP), one has to start with developing a plugin system to telepathy-sofiasip.
Is there any progress on this? This is a feature I'm interested! ;]