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

Olivier Goffart ogoffart at
Tue May 4 21:19:22 BST 2010

Le Monday 03 May 2010, Rolf Eike Beer a écrit :
> 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.
> > 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.

Back in KDE 3, Kopete used to register to some dcop signal from kdesktop to go 
away when the screen saver is fired (automatically or manually)
This was in addition to the configurable idle timer.

I don't remember how this was ported to KDE 4.

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