Yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, which uses Empathy 3.6. I've noticed that all of my contacts are now sorted alphabetically, rather than by their online status, and Empathy's preferences don't seem to have any options for sorting contacts.
I've looked in gconf to see if there was a hidden setting, and I found this under
The setting seems to suggest that Empathy should be sorting the contacts by their state (online status, I assume), rather than alphabetically, but Empathy is completely ignoring this setting. I assume it's from a previous version of Empathy.
Any thoughts on how to solve this (or if it's even possible these days)?