Posts Tagged ‘guadec’

Megaphone Applet

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Today, I finished hacking together a ‘person’ applet, using – of course – Telepathy and the excellent Empathy’s libraries created by Xavier Claessens.

Xavier Claessens

While I’m at it, you can read more on telepathy and empathy in my GUADEC 2007 talk (also see my pictures on flickr).

Here’s what it looks like:

Megaphone Applet screenshot

The right-hand panel contains a number of megaphone applet instances, one for each contact I often talk to. If I click on the avatar (or the generic contact icon) it creates a text chat. The beauty of Telepathy is that the text chat will be handled by my favorite text chatting application, in this case Empathy itself, but it could be konqueror or whatever other program capable of handling text chats.

The first time the applet is added, you can choose a contact to be displayed. The contact chooser re-uses the empathy contact list as found in libempathy-gtk. Simply find your contact in the list, click ok and you’re set.

The applet also offers an ‘Information’ dialog, taken again from libempathy-gtk that allows you to view and edit the contact vcard, and edit the groups to which it belongs.

And amazingly, the applet only has 570 lines of C code and that includes the gobject and applet boilerplate…

In completely unrelated and old news, we got our traditional gourmet restaurant with vincent, xavier and cédric at Birmingham. Delightful!

Gourmet Restaurant

Vincent certainly seems to enjoy the moment !

Where the f** is my badge ?!

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

This is a public announcement: I hold Johan Dahlin’s badge as an hostage until i get my badge back. I heard he’s the one responsible for this masquarade, so I now is time for revenge. Whoever has my badge can try to reach me in UPC’s hall or in the Telepathy talk 🙂

Note to Davyd: Where are you ? Are you hiding from me ?

Guadec, or is it GUADEC?

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Guadec

All these posts about Guadec are boring, here is one more !

The travel went smoothly, with planes on time. I met bkor, arturo, alejandro, and a bunch of other people i can’t remember the name at Barcelona, took the train (packed with St. Joan-party people). Of course there were very few taxis at that time, so i couldn’t make it to the party, but some other people never found the party too. I guess the whole town was the party.. Or some kind of Beirut under fire with all those fireworks and people screaming and running around.

First day was relax, got up late, took a bike ride to the university under a shiny sun. Met a nice bunch of people there too, it’s really nice to put a face on the IRC nicks or hackergotchis (which are completely out-of-date for most people, including me)

The night ended up in a little bar with a TV, with all the gnome-hackers to see the end of the Argentina-Mexico match. I’ll try to take some pictures when i have the chance.

One last thing: All the cool people have a 770, i feel old-school and depressed. Donations accepted.

Telepathy, cohoba

Just before the guadec kick-off Telepathy released a whole lot of cool stuff. Check it out.

You might also want to check the cohoba screenshots, i’m hoping to get it into good shape during this guadec along as “prettifying” it




Can you smell the Web 2.0 hype now ?