ICQ/Yahoo file transfer not possible

Bug #453884 reported by MasterX on 2009-10-17
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This bug affects 30 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Empathy
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
Telepathy Haze
Confirmed
Medium
telepathy-haze (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

Empathy is not able to send or receive files through ICQ. Some colleagues send me files, but I am not able to receive them. This worked with Pidgin in Ubuntu 9.04, so this is a major regression for me.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 17 11:57:46 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/empathy
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Alpha i386 (20091016)
Package: empathy 2.28.0.1-1ubuntu6
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.47-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

MasterX (trashmaster-disposal) wrote :

In order to allow Empathy to use the ICQ file transfer feature, it is necessary to implement this in telepathy.

Pidgin and other messenger support this feature already.

the issue is a telepathy-haze one see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=598756

affects: empathy (Ubuntu) → telepathy-haze (Ubuntu)
Changed in telepathy-haze (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

*** Bug 25407 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This does not work yet with:
telepathy-filesystem-0.0.2-1.fc12.noarch
telepathy-idle-0.1.5-1.fc12.i686
libtelepathy-0.3.3-3.fc12.i686
telepathy-glib-0.9.0-1.fc12.i686
python-telepathy-0.15.11-1.fc12.noarch
empathy-2.28.2-2.fc12.i686
telepathy-farsight-0.0.12-1.fc12.i686
telepathy-glib-devel-0.9.0-1.fc12.i686
telepathy-butterfly-0.5.3-2.fc12.noarch
telepathy-gabble-0.8.9-3.fc12.i686
telepathy-salut-0.3.10-1.fc12.i686
telepathy-haze-0.3.1-3.fc12.i686
empathy-libs-2.28.2-2.fc12.i686
telepathy-mission-control-5.2.6-1.fc12.i686
telepathy-sofiasip-0.5.19-1.fc12.i686

As I read haze is just a wrapper around libpurple, so essentially the functionality should already be there?

telepathy-haze needs code for each supported libpurple feature, to map that feature into the Telepathy API (this isn't always possible without improving libpurple first, due to assumptions made by the libpurple API that aren't actually true for Haze).

This has already been done for (for instance) basic presence, the roster and IMs, but not for file transfers. When it's done, this bug will be closed.

*** Bug 27209 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This is a regression not wishlist

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-06-28
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
status: New → Invalid
Changed in telepathy-haze (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in telepathy-haze:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-12-09
summary: - ICQ file transfer not possible
+ ICQ/Yahoo file transfer not possible
Changed in telepathy-haze:
importance: Medium → Unknown
Changed in telepathy-haze:
importance: Unknown → Medium

Any progress on this?

I would love to know if there is any progress on this... lack of aim file transfer is a huge issue in comparison to other IM clients.

*** Bug 50005 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

We agreed on IRC (Rob, sjoerd, wjt and myself) that a good enough solution could be easily implemented like that:

let purple write to a /tmp file, then haze stream that file to handler who write to final location.

Not elegant, but at least it won't block on more spec changes.

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