Empathy unable to search for sametime contacts

Bug #868024 reported by Tessa Lau on 2011-10-05
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
telepathy-haze (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I expect to be able use the "search for contacts" feature to find a contact by name without knowing their email/handle. However in the Chat->Search for Contacts dialog, the option for the sametime protocol (which is what I use primarily) is grayed out.

This used to work in Gaim/Pidgin.

How can I get contact search working in Empathy?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

Thank you for taking time in filing the bug to make ubuntu better.
1).is this bug reproduce able?
2).ifso than define the steps to reproduce it?

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Tessa Lau (tlau) wrote :

Yes, it's reproducible.

1) Enable a Sametime protocol account
2) Click on Chat -> Search for Contacts
3) Try to select the sametime protocol for searching, but it is disabled

This probably requires libpurple work: many actions in prpls are not really suitable for use in Haze, since their API is essentially "here is a list of menu items" and "please display a window that looks like this".

I seem to remember contact search is one of these, in which case it'll need a "machine-readable" API in libpurple before Haze can interact with it.

here is a bug in the launchpad i have make it its downstream.

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2011-12-14
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2011-12-14
no longer affects: empathy
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2011-12-14
affects: empathy (Ubuntu) → telepathy-haze (Ubuntu)
Fabio Mauri (mafabio) wrote :

Are there any news about this topic?

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

thats an old bug any body still facing it than comment on its upstream plz

Changed in telepathy-haze (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
naggappan (naggappan) wrote :

i use ubuntu 14.04 and configured empathy with my gmail account. I am not able to search contact. Only able to set the status in top.

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