Converging the Messaging Menu

Registered by Lars Karlitski on 2013-04-05

Tracks the progress of converging the designs and implementations of the messaging menu across devices.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Thomas Strehl
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Lars Karlitski
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
Accepted for saucy
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Information from the messaging menu will also be used for the lock screen. We need to make a plan on how to achieve this:

* how does the lock screen get access to messaging data (org.freedesktop.Accounts is probably the best idea)
* how much control do applications need over what appears in the messaging menu vs on the lock screen? Do we need additional API?
* will we have to make messaging menu entries persistent for this, or is it enough to put some aggregates into AccountService? (we might need to make them persistent anyway, though)
* how will we handle updating the lock screen without the user being logged in?

(?)

Work Items

Work items for ubuntu-13.07:
[mpt] consolidate desktop and phone designs of the messaging menu: TODO
[larsu] consolidate the desktop and phablet branches: INPROGRESS
[larsu] flesh out MessaingMenuMessage API and document it properly: TODO
[larsu] drop gtk dependency and move custom widgets into libido: TODO

Work items for ubuntu-13.08:
[larsu] make a plan for how messaging information is exposed to the lock screen: TODO

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