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

Sebastian Trüg trueg at
Mon May 3 20:59:00 BST 2010

On 05/03/2010 07:02 PM, Rolf Eike Beer wrote:
> Sebastian Trüg 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.

Good point.
Maybe that is another code segment which could be merged with the Kopete
code to form the new service.


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