Offline / Online beoynd PIM
matt at fruitsalad.org
Fri Jun 24 09:13:38 BST 2005
We are currently in the process of making PIM "network aware", things like the
following are on my mind.
Select the KMail default transport based on connected network
Enable and disable periodic mailchecks based on network state
Disallow sending of emails when in "offline" mode to save the user from those
weird and wonderful SMTP error msgs.
not update remote file resources when in offline mode, again so save the
strange error messages that comes with that.
My thoughts on this is to not make PIM the controlling factor since that would
mean duplication all over the deskop(not to mention silly), if each
application has its own network detection code etc, instead it is about
implementing API's/dcop functions so that PIM can be controlled by $KDEDAEMON
if and/or when such a daemon exists, or alterantively from user network
This raises a few immediate questions:
The online / offline mode config bool, should it be saved in kdeglobals?
instead of each app having its own key, it seems unlikely that ksirc would be
online if KMail is offline for example, although not impossible due to fw
Is anyone else thinking along the same ways? if so let us try and join up and
create something that works across the desktop.
What do you think?
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