Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#14663 new defect

gtalk: text entered in other clients doesn't appear in Pidgin

Reported by: billehunt Owned by: darkrain42
Milestone: Component: Google Talk
Version: 2.10.0 Keywords: gtalk missing text gmail android
Cc: ivanatpr


1) chat with a user on gtalk using Pidgin. All is well. 2) Pick up that chat session on built-in gtalk client in Android. See the text from both users from step #1. Continue chatting here. 3) look at Pidgin window. See that text entered for both parties from step #2 is missing.

This behavior is also true if step #2 is performed on the native gtalk client built into gmail and Google+.

Is there a way that Pidgin displays all the text in a gtalk discussion, even as entered by other clients? Note that the other gtalk clients (built-in Android and in gmail/google+) DO show all text no matter what client entered it.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by billehunt

Hey, has anyone seen this yet? I really love Pidgin, but this is such a pain.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by deryni

This is a Google Talk specific feature that, as far as I know, has no known specification. And I don't believe I've ever seen anyone talking about how it operates. If there is some spec (or the traffic from a non-gmail web interface client can be captured) it would theoretically be possible to support it in pidgin but until then (or until the official XEPs for this feature get more momentum) there isn't much we can do.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by rieko

XEP-0136 and XEP-0313 seem to be related to this. Can a developer or someone who's familiar confirm?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Zash

Carbons is The Correct™ way for this, possibly combined with MAM. However it is probably not what Gtalk implements.

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