[jdev] Bad roster pushes from Facebook XMPP
gnauck at ag-software.de
Wed Aug 21 06:58:19 UTC 2013
you can reach the Facebook chat developers in this Facebook group:
Other people reported similar problems there.
xmpp:gnauck at jabber.org
On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Magnus Henoch <magnus.henoch at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm experiencing weird behaviour from Facebook's XMPP service. It
> sometimes sends a bunch of roster pushes where the contact's name is
> empty. This makes my roster display next to unusable, as Facebook JIDs
> are all numeric. After a minute or so, it _sometimes_ sends a bunch of
> roster pushes containing the correct name for each contact, but more
> often than not my roster is in an all-numeric state.
> I could of course just modify my client to ignore such roster pushes,
> but for my client, the processing of these roster pushes takes a
> non-negligible amount of time, during which the UI is blocked.
> I first experienced this about a month ago, and soon after that other
> users reported the same problem on the jabber.el mailing list.
> So my questions:
> 1. Is this a widespread problem? It happens to me and some other
> jabber.el users, and I was able to reproduce the problem with Psi.
> On the other hand, I searched for other reports of this problem but
> couldn't find any.
> 2. Is there a way to make Facebook stop doing this? Does anyone have
> contacts at Facebook who could be persuaded to look into this
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