Re: empathy integration with the desktop

On Tue, 2011-03-29 at 13:02 -0700, Michael Knepher wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 2:53 AM, Guillaume Desmottes <gdesmott gnome org> wrote:
> > Le mardi 29 mars 2011 à 10:09 +0200, Alexander Larsson a écrit :
> >> Our integration of empathy is pretty nice these days, you set up
> >> accounts in the global settings, you can control presence via the user
> >> menu, get nice notifications, etc.
> >>
> >> However, to a normal user, just logging in for the first time none of
> >> these things actually work. You won't get notifications from people even
> >> if you switch to "Available", and the control center applet will always
> >> keep showing your accounts as offline, with no obvious way to go online.
> >
> > The presence chooser could turn the account online very easily (just a
> > couple of lines to change) but that can be a bit tricky. For example,
> > user sets his desktops status to away because it doesn't want to be
> > annoyed with notifications; should we connect his IMs account with
> > 'away' as status?
> As a new user of gnome-shell when I installed the Fedora 15 Alpha, my
> first thought was that "Available" and "Busy" referred to my IM
> status, and there was nothing that indicated to me that they had
> anything to do with the notification system. I only made that
> connection from a stray reference on either this list or the
> gnome-shell mailing list. My guess is that a lot of users will make
> the same connection and be confused when those settings don't seem to
> do anything to their IM status (even assuming they knew that they had
> to start empathy to begin with).

I made the same assumption, but I verified it. If empathy is running,
and I'm online then changing these affects the status that the empathy
window is showing.

So, it very much *does* affect IM status, but only if empathy is running
(which is my complaint overall).

Does this also affect other message tray stuff? If so, can someone
describe this more?

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