GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 684588
Goa Provider for Identi.ca or any OStatus based service
Last modified: 2012-09-24 20:49:38 UTC
There <http://developer.gnome.org/goa/stable/ch08.html> we have relevant, although proprietary providers. OStatus is a nice open protocol, implemented in a free as in freedom software. Will be nice to be notified through gnome about my identi.ca friends and groups activities.
For you to be actually notified, you need an application that talks to identi.ca. Once we have an application, we need to make sure that it is widely used and follows the GNOME3 UX/UI guidelines, etc.. In the same way Files, Documents, Evolution and Empathy are.
Only then does it make sense to add this feature to GNOME Online Accounts, which is merely a single-sign on framework. Offering identi.ca in GOA, but not having an application that uses it is lame.
I know that there is Gwibber, but after talking to various people in #gnome-design I got the feeling that the party line is to just use the web interface for microblogging. If there is a change in this regard, I am all ears.
While we are talking about microblogging, I must point out that we offer Twitter in Git master. But due to the same reasons as above, and the fact that Twitters terms of service for 3rd party applications are extremely harsh, we removed the code from the gnome-3-6 branch.
So, if you are interested in seeing this happen, please discuss this in #gnome-design and see if there is any positive consensus about having a microblogging application as part of GNOME.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 680182 ***