Email notifications are not displayed in notification area

Bug #639607 reported by Alex Moldovan on 2010-09-15
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin-libnotify (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin-libnotify

The new email notifications are not displayed in the notification area. The are shown just in the pidgin windows itself. I've tested this by sending emails to my Yahoo and Gmail accounts in the following situations:
1. Pidgin was closed (clicked on X and he is present in the notification area), is not on the taskbar.
2. Pidgin was minimized and shown on the taskbar. (in this case Pidgin glows in the taskbar)
3. Pidgin was opened on the desktop (see screen-shot)
An all three three situations I didn't receive any notification message in the notification area for the emails I've received.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: pidgin-libnotify 0.14-1ubuntu14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Sep 15 10:09:46 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
SourcePackage: pidgin-libnotify

Alex Moldovan (alexmoldovan) wrote :
Alex Moldovan (alexmoldovan) wrote :
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

The notification within Pidgin itself is unreadable b/c of the theme used in Ubuntu now, but that's a separate issue.

I tested this with Alex, so confirming as Medium, as this is a regression and normally would be the workaround for Empathy (the Ubuntu IM core app) not showing email notifications (as it's not implemented) - see bug #332355.

Changed in pidgin-libnotify (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

I also tested this in Maverick, and was able to reproduce the same issue.

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