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1NAME
2  Facebook.par - Facebook support for BarnOwl
3
4DESCRIPTION
5  The Facebook module implements Facebook support for BarnOwl.
6
7SYNOPSIS
8  (1) Run ":reload-module Facebook" inside BarnOwl, if the module has
9  not been loaded already.
10
11  (2) Run ':facebook-auth'.  Follow the instructions in the admin
12  message.  BarnOwl will ask you to log in via an OAuth URL, and run
13  ':facebook-auth $URL' where $URL is the URL you were redirected to.
14  It will then ask you to record the resulting access token in an
15  ~/.owl/facebook file, so you do not have to login on subsequent
16  BarnOwl sesions.
17
18  This token is valid until you change your
19  Facebook password or you revoke permissions for Barnowl at:
20    http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=applications&app_id=235537266461636
21
22  (3) Start receiving wall updates in Barnowl!
23  You can post updates with the ":facebook" command.
24
25INFELICITIES
26  * BarnOwl will not receive all comments for news feed items, only
27    comments for items that were recently published.  There is not
28    currently a way to see starks for conversations that you did not
29    participate in, and the only way to see starks for conversations
30    you did participate in are Facebook's email notifications.  (This
31    is a deficiency of the Facebook API, see http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=18594.)
32
33  * By default, BarnOwl will not display posts from organizations (such
34    as bands you have liked) or application invites.  This is a
35    judgment of taste from the original author.  This is not currently
36    configurable.
37
38  * Users and applications that you have hidden via the Facebook
39    web interface will show up in the BarnOwl stream.  (This appears to
40    be a deficiency of the Facebook API, see
41    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6405364/facebook-api-access-hide-posts-from-settings).
42    Users are encouraged to work around this by using traditional Zephyr
43    filters.
44
45  * We are missing support for some notable features, including
46    messaging (Facebook has not publically released the API for this,
47    though we could sign up for the whitelist), events (seeing
48    unresponded to events requires a custom FQL query
49    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4752967/facebook-api-only-returns-25-events-max),
50    notifications (not supported in Graph API yet).
51
52  * Apparently Facebook now has a 'music' post type. Handle it.
53
54WISHLIST
55  * Smarter name de-duplication (see Facebook/Handle.pm for details.)
56  * URL minification.
57  * Multiple accounts.  (Does anyone do this? I don't think so...)
58  * Zephyr class mirroring.
59
60POLLING
61  Facebook.par polls for normal messages once a minute. To disable
62  polling, you can unset the 'facebook:poll' variable in BarnOwl.
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