Start Empathy after installation

Bug #119220 reported by Alex Mauer on 2007-06-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

Since it's a service, Empathy should start automatically after installation completed.

Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

Thanks for your interest in improving Ubuntu, but as Xavier Claessens said on bug #119219, empathy should run as a service and so it doesn't require a menu entry. However, please confirm me if empathy started automatically just after you installed or it doesn't start until you run it from the terminal the first time, since this last thing would be a bug.

Changed in empathy:
assignee: nobody → rainct
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Alex Mauer (hawke) wrote :

It did not start automatically on install. I did not check if it would start after installing, logging out, and then back in.

description: updated
Changed in empathy:
assignee: rainct → nobody
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Emmet Hikory (persia) on 2007-06-08
Changed in empathy:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Needs Info
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Onkar Shinde (onkarshinde) wrote :

Empathy doesn't start automatically after installation. You have to logout and login again. I am not sure if that is a bug. I guess most programs which are added to session don't before a logout-login.

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

In my opinion this can be very confusing to users, even the ones which had been using Gossip previously.

Would it not make sense to show a big fat warning through the .deb package (e.g. "Empathy will not start until the next login") after the installation?

Guillaume Desmottes (cassidy) wrote :

I think empathy should automatically be launched after you install it so user don't have to login/logout to be able to use it.

Laurent Bigonville (bigon) wrote :

It's currently not technically possible, there is not such mechanism to start per session program after installation

Guillaume Desmottes (cassidy) wrote :

Empathy is not started automatically anymore. Closing this bug.

Changed in empathy:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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