[Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Fri May 9 09:45:12 EDT 2008

2008/5/9 Bobby Powers <bobbypowers at gmail.com>:
> As for the sharing stuff, I know you can download and use the telepathy
> libs, but would you also need a presence service running?  Could this be
> automatically started when an app wants to collaborate, or is it something
> that would have to be running in the background beforehand?

Presence Service is a layer between Sugar (and activities) and
Telepathy. It provides the presence information that drives the Mesh
View. Without Presence Service, you cannot join a shared activity - so
there wouldn't be much point in trying to have it not running, if you
are interested in collaboration.

Presence Service is started on demand using D-Bus service activation.
Sugar's Mesh View requires it immediately...


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