indicator-messages does not show any chat-application

Bug #1060469 reported by Simon K
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indicator-messages (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Short story:
How to get the bug: I don't know, at my System this indicator was broken since upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04.
What happens: indicator-messages dosn't show chat-related stuff (see below for details)
What is expected: Entrys for "Pidgin", "Empathy", "Skype"(via skype-wrapper), Status-Options("Online", "Away", "Hidden",...)

Long story:
On my System "indicator-messages" dosn't show any chat-application (even if they're running).
It is like this since i upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04.
I installed Pidgin, Empathy and Skype (+skype-wrapper), they're not shown. Nor dos indicator-messages show me options to switch my status (e.g. "Hidden", "Away", "Available")

I attached a screenshot. In this screenshot i opened indicator-message and had pidgin running. There is no entry for pidgin nor an entry to set my status.

The "Enevelope-Menu" in Unity only shows me Gwibber and Thunderbird. Those two entries are working well (they're showing unread mail-counts and such)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: indicator-messages 12.10.3-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-16.25~lp1033783v1-generic 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 2 23:09:17 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110921.2)
SourcePackage: indicator-messages
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-09-14 (18 days ago)

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Simon K (octav14n) wrote :
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Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

Hi Octavian, thanks for reporting this bug.

We've changed the way applications talk to the messaging menu (through a new API called libmessaging-menu). Not all applications have been ported yet, including piding and skype-wrapper. Porting applications is tracked in bug #1040259 (pidgin was already on it and I've add skype-wrappeR). Feel free to add any applications there that are not yet listed.

To see the empathy in the messaging menu, you need "telepathy-indicator" installed.

I don't think we need to keep this bug open, as we're already tracking this issue in the other bug. Do you agree?

Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Simon K (octav14n) wrote :

Hi Lars,

I agree with you in all points (however Empathy shouldn't start in "normal"-mode if it is in unity, but thats another story/bug-report)

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