Facebook and MSN messengers shutting down (third-party client access)

Bug #1432613 reported by Iain Lane
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Online Accounts: Account plugins
Fix Released
High
Alberto Mardegan
webapps-sprint
Fix Released
High
Alberto Mardegan
account-plugins (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Trusty
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Utopic
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Vivid
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
empathy (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Trusty
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Utopic
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Vivid
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Trusty
Won't Fix
Undecided
Unassigned
Utopic
Won't Fix
Undecided
Unassigned
Vivid
Won't Fix
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

[ Description ]

Facebook messenger and Windows Live messenger don't work any more
because Facebook & Microsoft removed third-party support for them.

[ Fix & QA ]

Stop supporting IM accounts for these clients. For both creation &
continued use.

Verify that if you add a WLM or FB account in online accounts, empathy
doesn't try to connect to it.

account-plugins-windows-live shouldn't be pulled in by default any
more (check a trusty daily which is built with proposed).

[ Regression potential ]

This is a regression, in that we stop supporting some account types.
We don't have a choice about this.

[ Original description ]

The march towards a future of silos carries on.

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/chat - the XMPP gateway for Facebook will shut down on April 30.

http://ismsndeadyet.com/ - Microsoft are removing MSN endpoints.

I guess we need to correspondingly remove IM support for these services & SRU it back.

Related branches

Iain Lane (laney)
description: updated
Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Changed in account-plugins:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Revision history for this message
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Any progress on this?

David Barth (dbarth)
no longer affects: account-plugins
David Barth (dbarth)
no longer affects: webapps-core
Changed in account-plugins:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Changed in webapps-sprint:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → sprint-8
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Changed in account-plugins:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

Adding empathy to the bug. The mcp-account-manager-uoa package has a Recommended line containing account-plugin-facebook and account-plugin-windows-live; these should be removed from there.

Revision history for this message
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Nobody seems to want to update the existing Ubuntu releases. I guess I will upload updates then.

Iain Lane (laney)
summary: - Facebook and MSN shutting down
+ Facebook and MSN messengers shutting down (third-party client access)
Iain Lane (laney)
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: New → Won't Fix
Iain Lane (laney)
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: New → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

These are all uploaded. mardy, could you please push lp:~laney/account-plugins/lp1432613-{trusty,utopic,vivid} to the stable branches for those releases please?

description: updated
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
Iain Lane (laney)
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

Changes landed in trunk.

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
David Barth (dbarth)
Changed in webapps-sprint:
milestone: sprint-8 → sprint-9
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Iain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted empathy into utopic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/3.8.6-0ubuntu13.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Hello Iain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted empathy into vivid-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/3.12.9-1ubuntu1.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Hello Iain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted account-plugins into utopic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/account-plugins/0.12+14.10.20140924-0ubuntu2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Hello Iain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted account-plugins into vivid-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/account-plugins/0.12+15.04.20150415.1-0ubuntu2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Revision history for this message
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

Hi Brian, I tested the packages in vivid-proposed and they did work fine.
I'd like to test them in trusty-proposed too, but they have not been uploaded there, have they?

Revision history for this message
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

I think maybe I forgot or messed up somehow, let me look at that.

Revision history for this message
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Uploaded for real, sorry about that

Revision history for this message
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Hello Iain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted empathy into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/3.8.6-0ubuntu9.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Hello Iain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted account-plugins into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/account-plugins/0.11+14.04.20140409.1-0ubuntu2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Revision history for this message
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

Hi, I now tested trusty-proposed too, and everything works as expected: Empathy no longer appears under the Facebook and MSN accounts.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package empathy - 3.8.6-0ubuntu9.2

---------------
empathy (3.8.6-0ubuntu9.2) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * debian/control:
    - Remove WLM and Facebook plugins from Recommends (LP: #1432613)
    - Remove WLM and Facebook from package descriptions.

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Update Vcs-Bzr for trusty

 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:06:23 +0100

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for empathy has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package account-plugins - 0.11+14.04.20140409.1-0ubuntu2

---------------
account-plugins (0.11+14.04.20140409.1-0ubuntu2) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * Add required ResponseType parameter to Facebook plugin, move to v2.0 API.
    (LP: #1430694)
  * Remove non working IM services (LP: #1432613)

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Add a NEWS entry.

 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:47:12 +0100

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package empathy - 3.12.9-1ubuntu1.1

---------------
empathy (3.12.9-1ubuntu1.1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * debian/control:
    - Remove WLM and Facebook plugins from Recommends (LP: #1432613)
    - Remove WLM and Facebook from package descriptions.

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Update Vcs-Bzr for stable update

 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:13:35 +0100

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package account-plugins - 0.12+15.04.20150415.1-0ubuntu2

---------------
account-plugins (0.12+15.04.20150415.1-0ubuntu2) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * Remove non working IM services (LP: #1432613)

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Add a NEWS entry.

 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:13:11 +0100

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package empathy - 3.12.9-1ubuntu2

---------------
empathy (3.12.9-1ubuntu2) vivid; urgency=medium

  * debian/control:
    - Remove WLM and Facebook plugins from Recommends (LP: #1432613)
    - Remove WLM and Facebook from package descriptions.
 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:12:07 +0100

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package empathy - 3.8.6-0ubuntu13.1

---------------
empathy (3.8.6-0ubuntu13.1) utopic; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * debian/control:
    - Remove WLM and Facebook plugins from Recommends (LP: #1432613)
    - Remove WLM and Facebook from package descriptions.

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Update Vcs-Bzr for stable release

 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:56:19 +0100

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package account-plugins - 0.12+14.10.20140924-0ubuntu2

---------------
account-plugins (0.12+14.10.20140924-0ubuntu2) utopic; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * Add required ResponseType parameter to Facebook plugin, move to 2.0 API.
   (LP: #1430694)
  * Remove non working IM services (LP: #1432613)

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Add a NEWS entry.

 -- Alberto Mardegan <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:24:02 +0100

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts - 0.6+15.04.20150417-0ubuntu1

---------------
ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts (0.6+15.04.20150417-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * Update pot file (LP: #1445072, #1432613)

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.
 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:57:06 +0000

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
David Barth (dbarth)
Changed in account-plugins:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in webapps-sprint:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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