Empathy unread notifications are lost on disconnect
Submitted by ped..@..il.com
Assigned to Telepathy bugs list
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.
IMO: 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.