< KTpRevision as of 11:54, 14 January 2010 by Grundleborg (talk | contribs) (delete account use cases and conclusions)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) WARNING: Brain-dump on this page. Please take with a liberal pinch of salt Contents 1 Design Notes/Features 2 Current Status 3 Contact 4 Redesign 4.1 Use Cases 4.1.1 Add an Account 22.214.171.124 Conclusions 4.1.2 Edit Account 4.1.3 Delete Account 126.96.36.199 Conclusions Design Notes/Features KCM Module - can be reused in config dialog of any Telepathy using App to give a "configure accounts" option. Built in default auto-generated UI as a fallback for configuring any Connection manager. Plugin interface to provide prettier UI's for particular connection managers. Plugins for most important connection managers asap: Gabble Butterfly Salut Haze (mainly the more common protocols in Haze) Current Status Written, with a gabble plugin. HOWEVER, the design turns out to be a bit crap, and quite limited, so we need to refactor quite a lot. TODO: Explain what's crap about the current design (Grundleborg 15:37, 12 January 2010 (UTC)) Contact Developed mainly by George Goldberg (Find me on IRC in #kde-telepathy as 'grundleborg' or email me: 'grundleborg googlemail com'. Redesign Use Cases Add an Account Imhotep has a Yahoo Messenger account which he wants to use to text chat with his friends. He's not particularly computer savvy, but knows his username and password. However, he tends to get confused when presented with too many unfamiliar form fields. Pretzel, on the other hand, is at school. He wants to be able to use his netbook to chat to his MSN buddies during classes on the school network. However, the school uses a proxy server and blocks the default MSN port. Pretzel is pretty good with computers so wants to change the advanced network and proxy settings of his MSN account to get round the school network limitations. Conclusions Adding accounts needs to be as simple as possible by default, only presenting the minimum necessary fields. Advanced options need to be accessible but not threatening to less tech-savvy users. Edit Account Delete Account Alice no longer wants to log into her AIM account on her work computer, but she still intends to use it on her home one. Bob has decided he doesn't trust jabber.org any more, so he wants to remove his jabber account both from his computer and from jabber.org altogether. Conclusions Deleting account should be easily possible from the UI. It should, if possible either support optionally deleting the account altogether (if the IM network allows this), or possibly point the user to web-based ways of doing this if it is not possible programmatically? Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=KTp/Components/Account_Management_GUI&oldid=773" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.