[jdev] Bad roster pushes from Facebook XMPP

Emil Ivov emcho at jitsi.org
Wed Aug 21 09:39:53 UTC 2013


Hey Alex, Magnus,

Indeed the problem was already reported there. It seems that it does not
occur with beta.chat.facebook.com which is going to be put in production in
about a week or so.

Emil

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On 21 Aug 2013 08:59, "Alexander Gnauck" <gnauck at ag-software.de> wrote:

> Hello Magnus,
>
> you can reach the Facebook chat developers in this Facebook group:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/315869928431057/
>
> Other people reported similar problems there.
>
> Alex
>
> --
> Alexander Gnauck
> http://www.ag-software.net
> 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
>>    problem?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Magnus
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