Created attachment 430836 [details]
Sequence of events: Edit AIM account Alias, edit the Alias for the account, navigate away to a Gmail account, return to AIM accoun to see Alias is unchanged. Gmail alias not configured through Empathy
Description of problem:
The "Alias" for an account cannot be set using Edit > Personal Information. When one selects this menu item in the main Empathy UI, a dialog is displayed that should allow the user to edit the local alias displayed locally in place of their handle during IM chats.
Selecting an account and changing the Alias entry is possible, however, when one navigates away from this dialog and returns to it, the changes are are reverted. The handle still appears as the local alias in IM chats rather than what the user has input as the desired alias.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time, without exception.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Empathy
2. Select Edit > Personal Information in the main UI
3. Select an account using the pull down that you want to change the alias for.
4. Enter in a new alias in the 'Alias' portion of the dialog.
5. Select Close
6. Initiate a chat using that account and note that the new alias is not being used.
7. Return to Edit > Personal Information > $account, note that the new alias is not saved.
Any new local alias set by the user should be displayed during IM chats as the personal handle in the IM conversation window.
The account's actual IM handle (login name) is used instead. The personally set alias is not saved.
The new alias is not saved when navigating between accounts in the Edit > Personal Information dialog, either. When you get to step 5 in the above, instead of closing the dialog, simply pick a different IM account from the drop down, then return to the one you edited. Your changes are not saved. This sequence of events is what's depicted in the attached screenshots.
This problem is in empathy 220.127.116.11 too (Fedora 14 beta).
Upstream bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631730
As workaround I've used /nick ALIAS in a IRC chat and seems that Empathy is using that alias.
I really don't understand what's happening with this issue, but right now I have the alias I want.
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