Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 826437
No easily available contact list
Last modified: 2013-07-31 14:44:20 EDT
After installing Fedora 17 and adding Live Messenger, Facebook and Google Chat accounts, there is no contact list available anywhere. According to the GNOME3 developers this should be available through the new and "improved" Contacts application. However, this requires you to go through all your contacts and connect facebook contacts to each and every user manually. Setting the contacts app to local does absolutely nothing.
This is not intuitive nor user friendly. This is actively user hostile.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 17
2. Enter IM Details in empathy
3. Attempt to find your contacts
No contact list, no way to separate contact lists. No way of opening a communication to any of your contacts.
Some sort of simple and intuitive way of finding your contacts.
It's especially bad with MSN contacts. Seeing as how it presents itself as a WLM client, but even after adding contacts to your "Contacts"-app there's no way of finding a way to contact them. It sort of worked with facebook-chat after connecting contacts manually.
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