Bug 28421 - reconsider mapping of chat state 'gone'
Summary: reconsider mapping of chat state 'gone'
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Telepathy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: gabble (show other bugs)
Version: git master
Hardware: Other All
: low minor
Assignee: Telepathy bugs list
QA Contact: Telepathy bugs list
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Reported: 2010-06-07 06:26 UTC by Simon McVittie
Modified: 2010-06-07 06:26 UTC (History)
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Description Simon McVittie 2010-06-07 06:26:30 UTC
We currently send chat state 'gone' when the Telepathy channel is closed, and Empathy closes Text channels when their window is closed.

telepathy-spec currently says:

# It may not be explicitly sent
# It should be automatically sent when the channel is closed

The XEP says:

> <gone/>
> Definition: User has effectively ended their participation in the chat session.
> Suggested trigger: User has not interacted with the chat session interface, system, or device for a relatively long period of time (e.g., 10 minutes).

which isn't very helpful either.

One possible resolution is:

* Remove the two quoted bullet points from the spec
* Make Gabble not send <gone/> on Close()
* If UIs want to send the 'gone' state, they can treat it like any other state


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