"Something went wrong" when trying to add a new device
Hello everyone, I've had a number of devices over the past decade.
- Windows 7 workstation
- Ubuntu PC
- Android Samsung Note 3 Lite
- Android Samsung Note S20 5G
Already back then I literally created a Gitlab account for the sole purpose of telling the devs the biggest bugs I stumbled upon, usually to no avail.
My Ring (Jami) ID is a26fb2a6598263376c4ca4c11897bb174e75b3a4 and I go by the pseudonym Chloros since 1998. Since Jami is registering accounts using blockchain tech, I thought it was kind of logical that my ID would be the same on all of the devices I use Jami on.
- I cannot add my latest device (Note 20) to my old workstation account because "Something went wrong". I managed to export my account so clearly I'm entering the right password.
- When I ran Jami on my workstation this evening, it's been over a year since I had done so and the Jami client required not one but two consecutive updates (instead of just going to the latest build at all).
- Even weirder is that unlike the Ubuntu version of my Jami, which updated my contact list when I deleted old contacts from my phone, this latest Windows 7 Jami client still had the old contact list and none of the new ones.
- Want weirder? I've got weirder. By display my QR code on the screen of the workstation and using the QR scanner of my Note 20, I managed to add my very own ID to my phone, but as a contact. I even got to call my self, making the workstation version of Jami crash, probably on account of discovering some split personality disorder.
- That's not all. This Windows 7 version of Jami is listed on my Note 20 device among the "other devices connected to this account".
Now just like last time I came here Jami doesn't span your messages from one device to all the other instances of Jami, leading to funky lines when your contact answered on the phone conversation and the ubuntu version only displays their answers (not yours). Just like old times also I'm having difficulties sending them anything at all, be it messages or photos. More often than not, the conversation only goes one way, too.
Jami is a lot of fun, but I sometimes wonder if it's a one man project. I can't even begin to promote it to the people who might be interested because of the bugs. Oh, also, that latest version of Jami, if you enter the wrong password, it will display "Mot de passe incorrecte" in the French version. Typo here, it should be "incorrect" ("mot de passe" is masculine in French).
At the moment, I'm just wondering if you could have the contact list properly and swiftly update itself while either blocking self-networking or literally replicating one's account on a new device using the QR codes/Ring ID.