Bug 24938 - Add Skype and telephony to the list of well-known protocol names
Summary: Add Skype and telephony to the list of well-known protocol names
Alias: None
Product: Telepathy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: tp-spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Simon McVittie
QA Contact: Telepathy bugs list
URL: http://git.collabora.co.uk/?p=user/sm...
Whiteboard: specmeet+
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-11-05 06:14 UTC by Simon McVittie
Modified: 2009-11-12 05:54 UTC (History)
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Description Simon McVittie 2009-11-05 06:14:19 UTC
In ConnectionManager, after "Where possible, this SHOULD be chosen from the following well-known values:", I propose to insert:

* skype - Skype
* tel - telephony (the PSTN, including GSM, CDMA, and fixed-line telephony)


Maemo 5 on the N900 implements these, via the connection managers telepathy-spirit and telepathy-ring, leading to Account names like ".../ring/tel/ring" and ".../spirit/skype/example".

Using tel as a general protocol name for telephony, rather than gsm or something, means we could re-use it for other connection managers that do telephony but not GSM, like telepathy-snom or any other remote control for a hardware phone, or a hypothetical IAX connection manager; this seems appropriate, given that the PSTN is one big network.

The other "prior art" that could have influenced the choice of name is telepathy-snom. However, that used a protocol name of "snom", which is clearly only appropriate for telepathy-snom, not for telephony in general.
Comment 1 Simon McVittie 2009-11-05 07:57:24 UTC
Spec committee says yes, except that IAX might not be tel.
Comment 2 Simon McVittie 2009-11-06 11:56:25 UTC
Rubber stamp for the spec wording?
Comment 3 Simon McVittie 2009-11-12 05:54:21 UTC
Fixed in master, will be in 0.19.0

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