How is Empathy supposed to work in Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6?
I added my Google and Facebook accounts to GOA and enabled "Chat" for both, but Empathy does not use the accounts. Instead it says "You need to setup an account to see contacts here. " and opens the Ubuntu Online Accounts.
How can I fix this? Is there a bug report for this?
I at least found bug reports and a blog post that I linked to in my answer below. I still would like to know why Empathy, as a Gnome application, does not work with GOA even when I compile and run a version from gnome.org.