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Bug 746102 - Gracefully handle the demise of Facebook XMPP
Gracefully handle the demise of Facebook XMPP
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: General
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-12 17:30 UTC by Allan Day
Modified: 2018-05-22 18:58 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Allan Day 2015-03-12 17:30:11 UTC
Facebook's XMPP bridge will be deprecated on April 30th [1]. It would be nice if this event is not sudden, inexplicable or confusing for those who use Facebook chat through Empathy.

Some suggestions:

 * If someone is using Facebook chat, give them a couple of warnings in advance of the XMPP deprecation - a notification could be shown, and that could link to a dialog or documentation that provides more information.

 * When the deprecation happens, don't complain with errors about not being able to connect to the service. Instead, show a notification that explains that the service is no longer available. Again, this could link to a dialog or documentation with more information.

 * After the deprecation happens, remove any references to Empathy chat in the UI, such as in the accounts settings.

 * Update the documentation - modify existing references to Facebook chat to explain about the deprecation of the service.

Comment 1 Asher 2015-07-17 21:49:08 UTC
--- Facebook Graph API Update - Empathy Chat ---

The solution maybe easy.  Please check that we are doing GET requests from to the correct location at facebook.  Empathy has some code that creates a JSON object and then sends a GET request to facebook to view the messages?


--- NEW FACEBOOK API 2.4 ---
GET /v2.4/{conversation-id} HTTP/1.1

--- OLD FACEBOOK API 1.0 ---
GET /v1.0/{conversation-id} HTTP/1.1

--- Error Message --- 
(we may need to update the GET request dir to /v2.4/ to get empathy to work)

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Comment 2 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-22 18:58:53 UTC
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