Bug 56951 - Empathy unread notifications are lost on disconnect
Summary: Empathy unread notifications are lost on disconnect
Alias: None
Product: Telepathy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Telepathy bugs list
QA Contact: Telepathy bugs list
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-10 11:44 UTC by pedrogfrancisco
Modified: 2019-12-09 11:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description pedrogfrancisco 2012-11-10 11:44:53 UTC
I'm losing unread messages (as an icon on 'systray') everytime there is a disconnect.

This has been happening frequently so here are the steps to reproduce:
* connect using gabble (I'm using Facebook (g-o-a) & Live (g-o-a) but
should be irrelevant)
* receive messages and don't read them
* sudo wpa_cli terminate
* check that no unread messages are on 'systray'

I'm told this is a 'known issue' so I'm guessing this happens on Gnome 3.6 as well -- personally, I'm on Gnome 3.4.

General case is: people should not lose unread messages on all other accounts just because wireless dropped or they had to suspend in a hurry.

Skype is a special case (e.g., stores 'server'-side read status or something), and if people are using multiple devices it further adds enthropy to this discussion. But on current single computer usage, current behaviour is broken and worse than Pidgin, for example.

If gnome-shell is to be used for example, on a tablet, it is not to be expected people will read unread messages before disconnecting WiFi.
Comment 1 pedrogfrancisco 2012-11-13 17:00:49 UTC
Possible (simple?) solution would be triggering, upon disconnection, the opening of the window of the chat with the unread messages there, preventing messages from being lost.
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2019-12-09 11:22:25 UTC
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