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Suggestion on how to resolve the multiple CM issue:

Braindump of parts which are currently bad:

* The protocol list is far too long and contains many duplicate entries. Will be even worse when we directly support "profiles".
* The names of some of the protocols need user-friendly-ing (and possibly even translating) i.e xmpp-local -> "People Nearby". 


Suggestion on how to fix it:

 * We only list protocols that have a custom KCM Shell for configuring them, with this we only ship MSN/Butterfly.

So the majority of users will never see MSN/Haze only MSN/Butterfly. (it would be up to us to decide which connection is the best for the majority. Same for all other protocols.)

 * A user can seperately install MSN/Haze configuration KCM at which point they are able to use Haze.

Each configuration .desktop file would contains: Protocol Connection Name

The name field would be a translatable field for a user friendly version of the string. It would also allow seperation of having two different protocols such as "Jabber" (which uses gabble) and "Jabber (experimental)", which uses Wocky.

The obvious drawback is that you need to update some KDE parts whenever a new Telepathy Protocol is made - but you need that anyway to get an actually usable config anyway.


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