I've fixed a bunch of roster bugs. From NEWS in my 'i-hate-rosters' branch:
* Gabble no longer erroneously hides Google Talk contacts who which were
automatically added to your roster, and contacts who Google incorrectly
thinks are aliases for another JID).
* Removing a contact from 'subscribe' while they're in remote-pending ("Oops! I
didn't mean to subscribe to Randall's presence!") now works. This is on top
of the fix for fd.o #21547 in 0.7.28, which made removing the
contact from 'stored' work. Previously, while the subscription request was
correctly rescinded, Gabble didn't expose it correctly on the 'subscribe'
* Contacts no longer "flicker" to and from subscribe:remote-pending when you
subscribe to them on a Google Talk account. This was a regression in 0.7.28,
caused by fixing fd.o #21547.
The branch looks fine according my (very limited) understanding of the Google roster and all its mysteries.
2 typo in the NEWS:
"who which" ?
for another JID).
You are closing a not opened parenthesis.
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> 2 typo in the NEWS:
I've updated the branch accordingly.
Think this is okay to go? The Google roster is not all that mysterious, and I've tried to add enough information in comments that people in the future touching this stuff won't have to re-reverse-engineer the bugs being worked around. :)
Merged, will be in 0.7.31. Thanks for the review!
The problem still occurs with version 0.8.12-0ubuntu1.1 on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS.
We (Telepathy upstream) do not support Gabble 0.8.x any more. So, does the bug occur with a more modern version of Gabble? If so, please attach debug logs from Gabble as per <http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/wiki/Debugging>, and describe which aspect of “the problem” you are referring to.