Skype starts offline when pidgin is used as an IM client and Emapthy is not used/installed

Bug #1045768 reported by TomasHnyk on 2012-09-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
skype-wrapper
Medium
skypewrapper

Bug Description

I start skype-wrapper via Startup applications... in Ubuntu 12.04. I do not have empathy installed. I also autostart Pidgin. SKype starts offline an I must manually set it online (either through messaging menu or via skype itself).

It also comes online when I suspend and resume the computer.

Toni Förster (stonerl) wrote :

Just some questions.

1. Have you uninstalled empathy and telepathy/mission-control?
2. If not have you set up an account in empathy?

Changed in skype-wrapper:
assignee: nobody → Toni Förster (stonerl)
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

1. Empathy is uninstalled. Telepathy and Mission Control are installed.
2. I did have an Empathy account. I still have it in my home directory (I have not purged empathy). When I had emapthy installed and it started automatically, skype started online.

Toni Förster (stonerl) wrote :

I assume you have installed the latest version from the ppa. Try to disable the global online status in the skype-wrapper-settings. At the moment skype-wrapper heavily relies on empathy for the global online status.

TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

Yes, version 6.4 as of now.

Disabling global online status works, but kind of defeats one of the reasons for skype-wrapper, no? (not that it matters much to me, I am always online and use skype-wrapper because of its messaging menu integration and notifications)

Toni Förster (stonerl) wrote :

I know, :-( I will have a look. Since we already have everything in place for 0.6.5 I'm trying to fix this for 0.6.6.

TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

Thanks. I will be glad to test!

Toni Förster (stonerl) on 2012-09-04
Changed in skype-wrapper:
importance: Undecided → Medium

The thing that I noticed is that Pidgin works just fine w/o empathy and changes its status when you set it in the indicator-messages menu.
So I have a suggestion of taking a look on pidgin's source code, so we can find out the way it handles status. Or maybe there is a plugin that integrates pidgin, which does that? I don't know...
Empathy can replace pidgin, but it lacks functionality so badly, I can't stay more than an hour with it.

Christian Rupp (grissi) wrote :

We are trying to completely removing dependency on empathy by implemening an own solution, it's on our radar

Changed in skype-wrapper:
status: New → Triaged
assignee: Toni Förster (stonerl) → Christian Rupp (grissi)
assignee: Christian Rupp (grissi) → skypewrapper (skype-wrapper)
Vitaly Maltsev (maltsev-vitaly) wrote :

Are there any plans to fix this issue in the future time?

Hi
Sorry there won't be any fixes for 12.04 because I still have to adapt Skype wrapper to 12.10 and beyond.
You should go to skype-wrapper settings (just search your apps) and there is a option to deactivate the usage of the system wide online status

Vitaly Maltsev <email address hidden> schrieb:

>Are there any plans to fix this issue in the future time?
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>Title:
> Skype starts offline when pidgin is used as an IM client and Emapthy
> is not used/installed
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>Status in Skype-wrapper:
> Triaged
>
>Bug description:
> I start skype-wrapper via Startup applications... in Ubuntu 12.04. I
> do not have empathy installed. I also autostart Pidgin. SKype starts
> offline an I must manually set it online (either through messaging
> menu or via skype itself).
>
> It also comes online when I suspend and resume the computer.
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GwaiTsi (gwaitsi) wrote :

i have the same problem on ubuntu 14.04, when i don't use skype-wrapper and start skype directly, everything is fine

mavik (n-admin-i) wrote :

I have this problem on Ubuntu 14.04 too. And it was generar feature for me :(
I use Pidgin and Empathy is uninstalled.

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