Meanwhile user status detection broken

Bug #264752 reported by Eberhard Beilharz on 2008-09-04
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
meanwhile (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Hardy by Eberhard Beilharz
Nominated for Intrepid by Eberhard Beilharz

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libmeanwhile1

The meanwhile plugin of Pidgin doesn't report the status of users correctly if the users have logged in before Pidgin was started ( This has been fixed in Meanwhile 1.1.0 CVS branch.

Ubuntu should deliver a patched version of libmeanwhile that fixes this problem.

Ubuntu 8.04.1
libmeanwhile1 1.0.2-3

description: updated
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → Fix Released

This bug is still present in jaunty, karmic, lucid. It is also present in the corresponding Debian package.

The upstream bug is here:

Changed in pidgin:
status: Fix Released → Unknown
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
EclipseAgent (ben-kevan) wrote :

Come on guys.. seriously? Can't we get this fixed? It's fixed in openSUSE.

Attached it the patch for openSUSE.. Please can we get this fixed. This is a widely used enterprise application and having core functionality like this not working is unacceptable.

PLEASE can we get it resolved.

Changed in meanwhile (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Iker Ramos Bilbao (ikerramos) wrote :

Could you include the presence patch, is working fine in natty as well.

Gbillou (gbillou) wrote :

Fixed in fedora, gentoo, even in windows.. What are you waiting to release this 1.1 version? or at least a patched 1.0.2 version (seems not logical to me, but would be better than nothing)?
It has been patched 2years1/2 ago!

Eugene Crosser (crosser) wrote :

This is also reported as Pidgin bug #272108
The problem still exists as of oneiric.
Can the patch attached to this ticket be included into the release please?

Eric Covener (covener) wrote :

FWIW, I needed just the patch from to resolve my status issue.

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Fix Released
Matthias Klose (doko) on 2016-01-28
Changed in meanwhile (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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