kde telepathy?

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Mon Feb 13 18:47:41 UTC 2012

On Monday, February 13, 2012 05:40:31 PM Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> Rohan and friends have got kde-telepathy to a place where it's ready to be
> uploaded which I'm doing now.
> We need testers to decide if it's better or worse than kopete.
> kde-telepathy is new and not well tested.  kopete is old and
> unmaintained.  We have to decide by feature freeze on thursday.
> Testers add this PPA
> https://launchpad.net/~telepathy-kde/+archive/ppa
> and install kde-telepathy and run "contacts" from k-menu or alt-f2.
> Jonathan
It is actually quite good, imo, but potential caveats:
The Instant Messaging Presence widget- should this be added to the systray on 
install? Closing the Contact list does give a warning about staying online or 
to go offline, but there is no systray icon or panel entry once you close it.

Some other small UI things here and there in a similar vein, plus the obvious 
lack of features as compared to kopete. 

Overall it is good, and even has a basic irc plugin available!
I will use it myself as my day-to-day im client.

However, as an lts, how does updating telepathy-kde work, would we be able to 
add a new, better version as necessary, or are we stuck with 0.3 for the life 
of the release? If the latter, then I would vote for Kopete I think.

Take all the above into account from me realizing that I have not yet used 0.3 
for any chats as of yet, so that part is as of yet untested.

Clay Weber

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