'Personal Information -> Alias' is immutable for MSN

Bug #326321 reported by anabelli on 2009-02-06
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
telepathy-butterfly (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

Settings in "Personal Information -> Alias" for a msn account doesn't persist. If you close and restart empathy the old one is restored.

1. close empathy
2. start pidgin (or another msn client)
3. change the alias
4. close the other-msn-client
5. launch empathy
6. the alias is set as I did in pidgin

Version: 2.25.2-2ubuntu1~ppa8.10+1

pymsn states it supports content roaming for personal avatar, display name and status message.

The avatar is not synchronized. I could not check the personal message since I now don't have the possibility to run windows live messenger, and the last time I used it I just set my avatar, with a blank personal message.

I now checked: there's completely no content roaming support. not even for the nickname

not an empathy bug

affects: empathy (Ubuntu) → telepathy-butterfly (Ubuntu)
Changed in telepathy-butterfly (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in telepathy-butterfly:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in telepathy-butterfly (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Yes, this is an important feature

Changed in telepathy-butterfly:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist

is this bug still existing in Maverick. I just changed my msn alias and then quit empathy and when I started it again and chatted my new alias was there.

Colan Schwartz (colan) wrote :

I'm getting this behaviour with Jabber in Lucid, haven't tried Maverick yet.

summary: - 'Personal Information -> Alias (MSN)' doesn't persist
+ 'Personal Information -> Alias' is immutable (for MSN & Jabber/XMPP)

Just to be more precise:

On my desktop I can change the alias, but when I hit "Close", it doesn't save. The alias I'm now stuck with is the one from my mobile device.

Colan Schwartz (colan) on 2010-11-01
tags: added: maverick
anabelli (anabelli) wrote :

In maverick I can't set the MSN picture/icon.

turnick (turnickdbz) on 2010-11-21
Changed in telepathy-butterfly (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

for jabber please report a new bug against telepathy-gabble using 'ubuntu-bug telepathy-gabble'

summary: - 'Personal Information -> Alias' is immutable (for MSN & Jabber/XMPP)
+ 'Personal Information -> Alias' is immutable for MSN
Changed in telepathy-butterfly (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

actually for jabber we have bug 680817

Changed in telepathy-butterfly:
importance: Wishlist → Unknown
Changed in telepathy-butterfly:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
anabelli (anabelli) wrote :

..I wanna meet the guy who takes decisions here.

Senegalo (senegalo) wrote :

WISHLIST ??!!! .. okay.. am moving on to pidgin !!! tested it yesterday... same level on integration with 10.10.. !!

Senegalo (senegalo) wrote :

okkaay.. i take it back .. am a programmer.. and really appreciate the work you guys are doing.. i know how hard it is to maintain something like this... and do all of it for the open source community !! Sorry if i was rude !! :( ...

Johan Boss (johanboss) wrote :

Is it just me or is this working in 11.04? Thinking you may mark this bug as fixed.

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