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    Call for testing empathy

    This was posted to the Ubuntu Development mailing list a few days ago, but I thought I should re-post it here, as I think quite a few people will be interested in this:

    Hello everyone,

    Empathy[1] will be part of the upcoming GNOME 2.24 desktop.
    The ubuntu desktop team considers using it instead of Pidgin for
    intrepid as default IM client. If you are running intrepid, please give
    empathy a test and report bugs to launchpad[2]. It may be installed by
    running synaptic and installing the empathy package or by running
    "sudo apt-get install empathy".
    If you experiment a bug have a look at [3] before reporting.

    Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets,
    and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia's
    Mission Control, and reuses Gossip's UI. The main goal is to permit
    desktop integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk
    libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be
    embeded into any GNOME application.

    The Telepathy[4] project is building a unified framework for many
    different kinds of real-time communications. It uses the D-Bus
    messaging system to provide a simple interface for client applications,
    allowing them to quickly take advantage of Telepathy's benefits.
    Telepathy supports XMPP(jabber), MSN, ICQ, SIP, ...

    Laurent Bigonville

    [1] http://live.gnome.org/Empathy
    [2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy
    [3] http://live.gnome.org/Empathy/Debugging
    [4] http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/
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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    I will definitely participate in this when I get back to the US. I've been following the Empathy and Telepathy development very closely, and I am very excited for easier, open source video chat. Finally, an open alternative to Skype!!!!

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    Empathy shows people as Online when they're Mobile, which is annoying. Thanks for reminding me to file a bug. [:
    Yarly!

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    Thanks for the heads-up. Right away I see that there is something seriously wrong with the icons, but it looks like a nice client.

    Since it doesn't seem to support IRC out of the box, it would seem that inclusion of this might require including XChat as well or other changes.

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    Quote Originally Posted by InfinityCircuit View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up. Right away I see that there is something seriously wrong with the icons, but it looks like a nice client.

    Since it doesn't seem to support IRC out of the box, it would seem that inclusion of this might require including XChat as well or other changes.
    That would be a lack of an installed IRC backend. You might want to file a bug saying that empathy should Recommend: telepathy-idle (the IRC backend) in some way.
    Remember: if your problem is not described on a Launchpad bug, it can only be fixed by accident!

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    Thank you for the quick reply. I will file the bugs promptly.

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    Backend or not, Empathy's IRC support is currently a bit odd. The lack of password authentication (aimed at happening for GNOME 2.26 hopefully) breaks a lot of functionality users expect. Joining a room involves a surprising ammount of fiddling.

    Not that XChat is easy, of course.
    A solid IRC client would be a nice thing to have packaged. I don't think that IRC needs to be here out of the box, but I was mentioning somewhere that I think it would be nice if said IRC client was tuned by default to the Ubuntu support channels.

    I, too, love Empathy
    Anyone looking to run a recent version on Hardy, check out the Telepathy team PPA on Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~telepathy/+archive
    Last edited by Mr. Picklesworth; August 11th, 2008 at 05:11 AM.

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    I've just installed empathy. In my opinion it looks to bad to replace pidgin. The UI is really ugly.

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    Re: Call for testing empathy

    I'm also missing the option to group contacts in a meta contact as I can do with pidgin.

    edit: seems a while off, so no empathy for me:
    http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=460647
    Last edited by Benjamin_Lebsanft; August 11th, 2008 at 11:06 AM.
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    Smile Re: Call for testing empathy


    When I read this, I though someone was gonna shout at us for being too hard on the developers during testing.

    Phew,
    J

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