Today I tried to create an ad-hoc conference containing two fellow fruit fans. Unfortunately my Jabber server doesn't have a MUC component. (That sysadmin should pull his socks up.)
Gabble doesn't have any fallback MUC servers configured by default. This seems a bit upsetting. The Illustrious Rob removed the conference.jabber.org default back at the dawn of time. I'm not sure what the rationale is. I don't know who exactly would configure fallback-conference-server, ever.
One option would be to re-add a hard-coded conference server. (conference.telepathy.im?) Another option might be to try discoing the contacts we're trying to invite to see if their servers have MUC components if ours does not. (This would actually not have helped because neither of these people have MUC components either.)
Created attachment 42660 [details] [review]
Use conference.telepathy.im as the default MUC server
Pushed this to master. It'll be in 0.11.7. http://git.collabora.co.uk/?p=telepathy-gabble.git;a=commitdiff;h=0841b15aaaef2295b6860206d2656cfd32a8a2fa