Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142188
gaim has no smiley faces in FC3 for MSN and AOL connections
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
Description of problem:
In FC2, gaim had all sorts of smileys available, but when I use it
now, it says that "this theme has no available smileys". I have tried
this for AIM and MSN connections, not sure about the rest.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start gaim and open up an AIM or MSN connection
2.try to insert a smiley face.
none are available.
should have lots.
I just noticed that there are no smiley themes and that you have to
enable them. But why would the default be to disable them?
a bug in the upgrade code causes the default for an unspecified theme
to be "None" instead of the previous default. this is the most likely
cause of this bug.
Luke, is this something that can be fixed in upstream gaim, or should we just
close this bug WONTFIX?
I'd close it as WONTFIX, because there really isn't any clean way to
avoid this. the preference simply wasn't save (adequately) before,
becuase it was identical to the default, so when the default changed,
the users's experience was different, but from the point of view of
reading the config file in and out, it was identical.
we could insure this doesn't happen again on some future upgrade that
changes the default theme, but we can't retroactively fix this to ensure
current upgraders don't hit it.