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scifi1947 at gmail

Dec 29, 2011, 4:23 PM

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Harmattan contacts application not recognizing custom account provider/service/service-type

For my VICaR application, I need to display the action "Call with Vicar"
for all telephone number fields on a contact card. This is very similar to
how SIP (telepathy-sofiasip) works. I created a basic telepathy connection
manager and a telepathy account to use the CM. I have set the property
"com.nokia.Account.Interface.Compat.SecondaryVCardFields" as "TEL". This
was sufficient in Fremantle to display "Call via Vicar" in contact details
page.

I know that Harmattan contacts application requires a Telepathy account and
an Accounts plugin. I already have Telepathy part working (my Telepathy
Connection is connected, Telepathy Account status in online with path
"vicar/tel/vicar0").

For the account plugin, I've used Accounts framework to complete these
things
- Created custom .provider [1], .service [2], .service-type [3] files
- Created an account with this custom provider/service and enabled it.
- Linked the account with the telepathy account path using tmc-uid property.

But the account is still not displayed on the contacts page. Somehow only
accounts that use "IM" service type are recognized. I have even tried
setting the service-type as IM, but it didn't help. So, how can I make
contacts application recognize the custom service/provider specifically for
telephone number fields?

Thanks,
Sudheer

[1] - http://pastebin.com/zXmrDkLi
[2] - http://pastebin.com/zDTQ172q
[3] - http://pastebin.com/95q2EGm4


scifi1947 at gmail

Jan 6, 2012, 7:38 PM

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Re: Harmattan contacts application not recognizing custom account provider/service/service-type [In reply to]

On 12/29/2011 4:23 PM, Sudheer K. wrote:
> For my VICaR application, I need to display the action "Call with
> Vicar" for all telephone number fields on a contact card. This is very
> similar to how SIP (telepathy-sofiasip) works. I created a basic
> telepathy connection manager and a telepathy account to use the CM. I
> have set the property
> "com.nokia.Account.Interface.Compat.SecondaryVCardFields" as "TEL".
> This was sufficient in Fremantle to display "Call via Vicar" in
> contact details page.
>
> I know that Harmattan contacts application requires a Telepathy
> account and an Accounts plugin. I already have Telepathy part working
> (my Telepathy Connection is connected, Telepathy Account status in
> online with path "vicar/tel/vicar0").
>
> For the account plugin, I've used Accounts framework to complete these
> things
> - Created custom .provider [1], .service [2], .service-type [3] files
> - Created an account with this custom provider/service and enabled it.
> - Linked the account with the telepathy account path using tmc-uid
> property.
>
> But the account is still not displayed on the contacts page. Somehow
> only accounts that use "IM" service type are recognized. I have even
> tried setting the service-type as IM, but it didn't help. So, how can
> I make contacts application recognize the custom service/provider
> specifically for telephone number fields?
>
> Thanks,
> Sudheer
>
> [1] - http://pastebin.com/zXmrDkLi
> [2] - http://pastebin.com/zDTQ172q
> [3] - http://pastebin.com/95q2EGm4

After days of trail & error, debugging I finally got the contacts
integration working. Unfortunately, I've tried so many things in the
last few days that I cannot pin-point what exactly fixed the issue.

Anyway, for people interested in such integration I would recommend
these changes (in addition to everything mentioned in my previous post)
- Use IM as the service type. I haven't seen any other service type work
with Harmattan contacts.
- Set the service property on telepathy account to your custom service
(based on
http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/spec/Account.html#Property:Service).
- Restart mission-control-5 often. Sometimes account changes are not
recognized immediately.
- Debug mission control with "export MC_DEBUG=all" option. Read the
syslog for possible errors.

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