when contact goes offline, the "typing" icon should not be displayed

Bug #583966 reported by Micha Moskovic on 2010-05-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

When a contact goes offline, and he was typing just before going offline, the icon in the upper left corner of the conversation window remains the "typing icon", even if the contact is obviously not typing anymore, being offline.
This is a very disturbing bug: if the contact’s connection is unstable, and he goes frequently offline, there is no way, in the contact window, to see that the contact is offline. So I keep waiting until he finishes to type his answer, which obviously never happens.

I think this behaviour is wrong. Instead, the offline icon should be showed even if he was typing before going offline, or a message should appear in the conversation window, saying something like "your contact is now offline. You will possibly not get a reply".

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: empathy 2.30.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri May 21 20:55:37 2010
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SourcePackage: empathy

Micha Moskovic (micha-mosk) wrote :

I think this should be add in the wishlist for Empathy.

Pablo Rubianes

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I cant reproduce this with gtalk. as soon as the other contact quited the 'typing' icon changed to offline

Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Expired
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