Video chat activity (was: Re: C and Sugar/GTK)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Wed Mar 21 10:38:50 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Alex Waterman <imnotlistening at> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>> Personally I believe the best way to move forward with a Voice/Video
>> Conference Activity is to look at empathy and associated projects. I
>> believe there was plans to produce a libempathy for reuse although I
>> don't know the status of that. By using empathy/cheese and other
>> components it would integrate with our current comms stack and allow
>> sharing of things like account data and contacts as well as being
>> transferable between gnome and sugar.
> I will take a look at the latest libempathy. I was looking at the dbus
> interface for interacting with sugar and it seems as though a video chat app
> could be written with telepathy as well. I will look at the previous
> projects sometime today and see what they do/use. I think if the previous
> projects are using telepathy, then its worth sticking with that, otherwise
> if they use libempathy, then I could update the code to use the latest
> empathy as a start.

Empathy uses telepathy and it would save you having to deal with the
upper levels like glueing telepathy, gstreamer, account/contacts
management and various inputs together. Basically libempathy sits on
top of all that so you could use the guts of empathy and just
implement the Sugar UX for it.


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