[PATCH] Empathy should allow users to toggle auto-away mode on/off

Bug #544242 reported by Christian Kampka on 2010-03-22
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

Empathy sets the users status to away if the user is idle for some time.
This feature is currently not controllable.

This patch will add an option to the preferences menu that will allow the user to toggle this auto-away behavior on or off (default stays on).

Christian Kampka (kampka) wrote :
tags: added: patch
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I have sent this bug upstream with your name. Cristian please subscribe yourself to the upstream task so that you could reply to the comments of the upstream developers. Thanks very much

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) wrote :

Thank you Christian for the patch and thanks Omer for forwarding upstream

tags: added: patch-forwaded-upstream
removed: patch
Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) on 2010-04-09
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
removed: patch-forwaded-upstream
tags: added: patch
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this is fixed now, but not included on empathy 2.30.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Robby (bdutzz) wrote :

how do i apply this patch, thx

This is fixed in Ubuntu 10.10 now. They won't add an UI option to do that for now, but youcan use the gconf-key "/apps/empathy/autoaway" to do it. Thanks for reporting.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Christian Kampka (kampka) wrote :

In case anyone is interested, I backported the upstream patch to my ppa.
I'll try to keep it up to date if possible until upstream reaches the repos.

Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Robert Lange (rcl24) wrote :

An update: Apparently Empathy has switched from using GConf as its settings storage to GSettings and its corresponding dconf. On the first start of Empathy after doing the dist-upgrade, the Empathy settings are imported once from GConf into dconf, and then GConf is no longer used for empathy. Likewise, I imagine that for new 10.10 installs, there never will be a GConf empathy entry.

As such, you cannot use gconf-editor to change the autoaway setting. Instead, you must install the package dconf-tools and use dconf-editor, which works very much like gconf-editor.

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