Bug 490302 - pidgin stops displaying new messages
pidgin stops displaying new messages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pidgin (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-14 21:05 EDT by Toshio Ernie Kuratomi
Modified: 2009-03-24 13:01 EDT (History)
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Description Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2009-03-14 21:05:48 EDT
Description of problem:

pidgin stops displaying new messages in IRC.

After using pidgin for a while; perhaps switching channels, pidgin loses some of the conversation that was previously had and stops displaying new information from the IRC server.

Last night I was having a conversation over pidgin and at one point the channel seemed to go quiet.  I assumed the other person had left and so I went away.  This morning, there was no new information in the channel (messages or information about people connecting/disconnecting) so I knew something wasn't right.  I closed and restarted pidgin.  The log of the last session's messages showed the transcripts of people talking to me, talking to each other, and the connect/disconnects from the night.

Today, I was having a conversation.  Switched tabs, wrote something in the other channel, switched back, and found that the last part of my conversation was no longer shown.  I typed in a message and got no reply.  After a little waiting I decided that pidgin was no longer showing information in the channel.  So I quit pidgin via pidgin's menu and restarted.  Pidgin's log in this case has my message that was not replied to and does not contain the missing piece of conversation.  I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't written anything.

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I've had this happen last night and today.  I haven't tracked down a trigger condition yet.  this version of pidgin was installed on March 12.
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2009-03-24 11:41:22 EDT
Could you please check if this is a known bug upstream, if not file it?
Comment 2 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2009-03-24 13:01:19 EDT
Haven't seen the issue again since the first two days.  Dependencies of pidgin were updated on March 15 so there might have been a problem in a dependent library.

Closing for now.

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