Proposal: D-Bus service to watch user activity (for IM messaging away and so on)

Rolf Eike Beer kde at
Mon May 3 18:02:32 BST 2010

Sebastian TrĂ¼g wrote:
> Hi list,
> currently Kopete has an implementation of user activity monitoring which
> enables its auto-away feature. Konversation and friends could use the
> same mechanism. The Nepomuk strigi service also has a very crappy user
> activity monitor and could use a better one.
> Thus, I though about a D-Bus service which does exactly that and emits
> signals like
> userActive()
> userInactive(since)
> and the latter could either be emitted in regular intervals or clients
> would register to get events at a certain frequency.
> How about it? Is this something that would be acceptable as a KDED
> module even?

This basically sounds like what a screensaver would do anyway. And marking the 
user as away when he locks his screen also sounds like a good idea to me. So 
there is probably another place that could share that code.

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