Automatic reconnect doesn't always work (IRC?)
Submitted by Pietro Battiston
I have several IRC accounts I use under empathy.
I also have a very bad Internet connection.
I usually keep all accounts connected, but sometimes I look at empathy and find that most of them are not working (in the accounts list, their icons are blinking).
Either auto-reconnect doesn't work for IRC, or it tries for not enough time before giving up.
So, as far as I can tell, there are two problems:
- automatic reconnect should not just try a minute and stop. I think pidgin does something like "try every x seconds for a minute, then try every y minutes for an hour...", which seems to me the right behaviour (and probably empathy does that for other protocols, which seem to auto reconnect correctly)
- connection failures should never be silent. If a connection failed, the "network error" message must be present until it's working again.