empathy doesn't handle irc: url schemes from Firefox

Bug #496085 reported by Brewster Malevich on 2009-12-13
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

When I click on irc:// links in a browser (such as Firefox; these urls are described here: http://www.w3.org/Addressing/draft-mirashi-url-irc-01.txt) I get a nice little pop-up asking me what program I would like to handle this link. When I then choose my default Ubuntu application (Empathy), empathy opens up and doesn't nothing...that is, as though I had just opened it any normal way.
It would be nice if a window would open to the IRC room for the link I had just clicked.
This could be a bit of a let-down because so much of Ubuntu's support/community depends on IRC.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Dec 12 23:38:32 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: empathy
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64
 (gnome-settings-daemon:8617): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:8617): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:8718): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:8702): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (gnome-panel:8701): Gdk-WARNING **: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.18.3/gdk/x11/gdkdrawable-x11.c:952 drawable is not a pixmap or window

Brewster Malevich (brews) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report and helping to make Ubuntu better. This is a wishlist bug and I have marked it as such. It would also be nice if this bug could be sent to the developers of the software by following the directions at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue , in the default Ubuntu 9.10 install , that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of the project.

Not a paper rather a feature request
For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=565513

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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