Collaboration test environment problem

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at
Tue Mar 3 08:13:16 EST 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 17:46, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at> wrote:
> James Simmons wrote:
>> I have two PCs running Fedora 10 and the Sugar RPMs that come with
>> that.  One of the computers runs GNOME and the other uses Window Maker.
>> I run sugar-emulate on both.  One copy of Sugar uses the name "jim" and
>> the other uses "jsimmons".  Both use the
>> jabber server.  Both are connected to the same router using Ethernet cables.
>> When I go to the neighborhood view (F1) on both I see a number of
>> "buddies".  However, while on the "jim" machine (Window Maker) I can see
>> and invite "jsimmons".  When I look at the same view on "jsimmons"
>> (GNOME) I  cannot see user "jim", although I can see other users.
> Do they see the same other users?
> is using the "shared roster", so every user
> should be able to see every other user.  If the asymmetric visibility that
> you describe persists for more than 10 minutes, then you have found an
> extremely bizarre bug.

No, that's not bizarre at all. I don't know who admins that server and
what it's running. I've heard multiple reports of "A sees B, B doesn't
see A" on that server. The bugs in the shared roster are more readily
exposed in public jabber servers.

You shouldn't need a server for two machines: if the machines don't
see each other using link local presence (with no jabber server set)
then it's a Fedora problem.

If you really want to use a server, pick a different one from and try again.

If possible, rather run 0.84.0* and use which
uses the new gadget component for presence.

(* Due to be released today...)


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