Bug 26171 - Need ContactMonitor helper
Summary: Need ContactMonitor helper
Alias: None
Product: Telepathy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: tp-glib (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Telepathy bugs list
QA Contact: Telepathy bugs list
Depends on: 26205 38142 38248
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Reported: 2010-01-22 07:57 UTC by Guillaume Desmottes
Modified: 2019-12-03 20:02 UTC (History)
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Description Guillaume Desmottes 2010-01-22 07:57:19 UTC
I'm adding tube support to a game and have to say that the barrier entry is still pretty big. If you want to get the list of contacts supporting a specific tube type you have to:

- Instantiate and prepare an account manager
- Iterate over the accounts and prepare them
- Once an account is ready, get is connection and wait it's ready
- Make an EnsureChannel() call per contact list channel.
- Instantiate a TpChannel and wait it's ready.
- Get the members and call GetContactCapabilities()
- Iterate over the caps and call tp_connection_get_contacts_by_handle() with the handles supporting the desired tube.
- Finally, you have the TpContacts supporting the tube!

Each of these points is a separated function; and we don't even support updating yet!

TpGlib should have a ContactMonitor object (or something like that) to which you pass the kind of channels you want to be supported, does all that boring job for you and returns a list of TpContact.
It would also connect the needed signals and notify you when new contacts are added and removed.
Comment 1 Simon McVittie 2010-01-25 04:33:59 UTC
First, we should have telepathy-qt4-style API for the contact lists (some views of a single merged list, in terms of TpContact objects); then we can add views that are filtered by capability. I'll clone this bug to represent the first part.

I'd anticipate this being in terms of a caller-supplied predicate closure (function/user_data pair), which, given an aa{sv}, tells you whether it is acceptable or not; we could provide some sample predicates, like one each for stream and D-Bus tubes (with user_data = the tube service as a string).
Comment 2 Xavier Claessens 2011-07-29 01:20:50 UTC
Most of this is covered by bug #38142 and bug #26205, the remaining part is getting channel contacts and that's on bug #38248.
Comment 3 Xavier Claessens 2011-08-17 04:45:57 UTC
Let's make this dup of bug #38248 since it would fix this bug as well, and has a branch already.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 38248 ***
Comment 4 Guillaume Desmottes 2011-08-17 07:02:22 UTC
This bug is not closed yet. Getting all the initial connections is indeed much easier but it's still a pain to track update (new account, new connection, etc).
Comment 5 GitLab Migration User 2019-12-03 20:02:28 UTC
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