Empathy should logout from its accounts when ubuntu is going to shutdown

Bug #508677 reported by tankdriver on 2010-01-17
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Session Menu
telepathy-glib (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

I have a jabber and a IRC account in Empathy,
When I close Empathy, it logs out of every account.

But when I forget to close Empathy and click on reboot / or shutdown Empathy doesn't logout.

This problem results in error messages like: "IRC nickname already in use" or simply lost Jabber text messages.

The next point is standby/suspend:
Empathy should set the account status to "away" or something before the machine is going to sleep.

Otherwise there could be misunderstandings with your buddies (eg. when they to communicate and their IM-Client don't know that your machine is already in standby)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jan 17 10:40:50 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: empathy
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I think its a 'won't fix'

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue is not en empathy one since empathy is not stopped there but closed by the session closing

affects: empathy (Ubuntu) → indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-02-17
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

This is an telepathy issue because it should be listening to the gnome-session signals on shutdown and react to the appropriately. indicator-session shouldn't be involved in this interact. No mater how the session gets shutdown the telepathy behavior should be the same.

affects: indicator-session (Ubuntu) → meta-telepathy (Ubuntu)
Changed in indicator-session:
status: New → Invalid
Patrick Ulbrich (pulb) wrote :

is there any progress on this bug? This is really annoying - people always try to write me when I'm offline already and wonder why I do not reply..

Patrick Ulbrich (pulb) wrote :

what about login out all accounts in a SIGTERM handler? Pidgin seems to do that as well.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in meta-telepathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Damien (youpla-b) wrote :

Any news on this? AFAIK it still happens, accounts are incorrectly being seen as "online" even though they are not, like during computer standby.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → papercuts-s-empthy
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Not sure where this ought to live, but it isn't in the meta-telepathy metapackages. Guessing telepathy-glib.

affects: meta-telepathy (Ubuntu) → telepathy-glib (Ubuntu)
Daniel Kessel (dkessel) wrote :

a must-have for a messenger if you want people to rely on it.

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