Duplicate contacts from different accounts can't be merged

Bug #392507 reported by Vincenzo Ciancia on 2009-06-26
This bug affects 22 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)
Declined for Karmic by Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

When using multiple protocols, the problem that two different contacts may refer to the same person is unavoidable. Pidgin solves the problem by allowing you to merge contacts by dragging them one onto another. This functionality is very comfortable as you don't see messages from the same person in separate windows and is currently lacking in empathy.

Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

This is more of a feature request than a bug.

Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

True. It becomes a bug from the point of view of empathy going to replace pidgin. I have been used for years to have conversation from the same contact on different networks in the same window and it seems very strange for me that this can habit is changed. But feel free to advice me differently.

Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

I agree. I'm tagging this transition-regression.

tags: added: transition-regression
Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

Thanks. Could someone also confirm the bug?

Bram Bonné (brambonne) on 2009-07-16
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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