Telepathy/Pidgin plugin

Bug #683389 reported by Colin Dean on 2010-11-30
This bug affects 33 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Alberto Aldegheri

Bug Description

Enabling the start of converations with online contacts, with the option of starting for offline contacts, as well (disabled by default).

Would also be cool to be able to send files or look at chat history, too.

Changed in synapse-project:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - Pidgin plugin
+ Telepathy/Pidgin plugin
tags: added: chat pidgin plugin telepathy
Daniel Rodrigues (danyr) wrote :

Setting status would also be nice. I bet this one is really for sure, given the tight connection between the Telepathy and Zeitgeist projects ;)

Changed in synapse-project:
status: New → Triaged
Taylor (homeofpoe) wrote :

Definitely the ability to initiate chats with offline contacts would be great; Do lacks this feature, if I recall correctly, and that made the plugin less useful for me. As Colin suggests, making it an option with a default of off would be excellent.

Some desired features could include:
* Start conversations (online contacts, +offline when enabled)
* Send files to contacts.
* View chat history for contacts.
* Change status (Available, away, busy, etc) with ability to set a custom message, as well.
* Send IMs directly through Synapse (like Do does; this is very useful).
* Enable/disable IM accounts.
* When starting a chat (example: type Pidgin, tab), it could sort contacts by most-talked-with.

Alberto Aldegheri (albyrock87) wrote :

A comment Just to let you know that I'm working on this, and Pidgin Plugin is almost ready :)

I've not start Telepathy plugin yet :)

Changed in synapse-project:
assignee: nobody → Alberto (albyrock87)
status: Triaged → In Progress
milestone: none → 0.2.8
Daniel Galan (d-galan) wrote :

Hi Alberto, may I ask how the state of the pidgin integration is?
 Thanks for your dedication on this Topic btw.

Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

Moving to 0.3.0 milestone, due to the backend libraries not being widely available in our 0.2 series targets.

Changed in synapse-project:
milestone: 0.2.8 → 0.3.0
Jeremy A (jtheoof) wrote :

By telepathy, do you mean empathy? The default IM client in ubuntu now.

Colin Dean (colindean) wrote :

Yes. IIRC, Telepathy is the set of libraries behind Empathy, just as libpurple is the backend of Pidgin.

upkpk (upkpk) wrote :

5 months since the last update to this report. Is someone making progress on this?

Jeremy A (jtheoof) wrote :

I concur with nodiscc, any update on the feature?

Bin Guo (gb2312) wrote :

I patched debian synapse 0.2.10-2 to enable pidgin and it does seem to work with most simple cases (open chat, send message).
Can someone try it? (I'm running xfce-4.10)...

Filip (wattos-o) wrote :

@gb2312 Very nice, that did the trick.

At girst glance it seems to work very nicely. WIll be playing around to see if there are any issues. Thanks!

Daniel Galan (d-galan) wrote :

Any progress on this ticket? would love to see this feature released. Thanks

Egon (cole-tuininga) wrote :

Agreed - would really love to see the Pidgin integration especially.

Changed in synapse-project:
milestone: →
Changed in synapse-project:
milestone: → backlog
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