This roadmap is not meant to be rock solid. Things can move and nothing is final. It is just a tool to help us focus our priorities.
For KDE 4.1 release (Kopete 1.0)
Better protocol support (Status: not done)
- New Messenger plugin (with filetransfer working)
- Telepathy plugin with support for text, voice and video channel.
Model/View for Contact List (Status: not done)
Storage abstraction is already in libkopete in SVN.
- Make the contact list model
- Implement funky KopeteContactListItemDelegate
Improve usability (Status: not done)
- Improve handling of status message, allow editing of previous status message
- Polish UI being broken by Qt3->Qt4 migration
- Respect HIG more
Full Identity support (Status: not done)
- Make accounts read/write user info from/to the identity instead of using their own myself() contacts.
- PIM integration?
See more on IDENTITY_REFACTORY in kopete svn.
Make use of the Command pattern for most tasks (Status: not done)
We should keep that point in mind when refactoring the contact list handling. Some tasks could really use this pattern, like deleting a contact. Currently there is no way to be notified if the deletion of a contact went wrong. Most of the contacts tasks are implemented as methods of some classes, like Kopete::Contact::deleteContact which return.....void.
Using the Command pattern allow us to use signals for notification and encapsulate tasks into proper objects. One task, one object. Easier to maintain too.
Kross integration (Status: done)
There exist a working implementation including some samples in extragear now.
Strigi integration (Status: not done)
The first Strigi use in Kopete would be the history search.
Akonadi integration (Status: not done)
We could use for history and for the contact list. Then history's Strigi would index the Akonadi backend.
For KDE 4.2 release (Kopete 1.1)
Guest mode (Status: not done)
Allow people other than the current user to use another IM account while not bloating the user settings, like a sandbox mode.
Integration of Bonjour Plugin (Status: not done)
- Allow kopete to use the bonjour protocol on local lan
- Currently this plugin is hosted in extragear
Restore IRC Plugin (Status: in progress)
- Finish the KDE 4 port of the IRC plugin and reenable it
Full integration of Telepathy/Decibel (Status: not done)
- Make Kopete protocols available as Telepathy connection manager
- Separate libkopete into libkopete_protocols and libkopete_app (of course
with a better name)
The general consensus of everyone was that Kopete will to move to full Telepathy support in the near future. But currently the Telepathy spec and Decibel are not mature enough for our needs. We need to prepare for that move because most people want to keep a BC during Kopete 1.0 period.
Will is going to look into making our protocols available as
Why should we split libkopete? Because some code in libkopete is related to
the application itself (and plugins) and others are related to protocol implementation. If we want to be more efficient and have a core library easier to maintain, we should split the library to have two distinct missions, manage the application, and help to implement the protocols.
The plan is also to move most of code in Telepathy plugin into the core and
make use of Decibel (which the Telepathy plugin doesn't use).