kde telepathy?

Tres Finocchiaro fatbuttlarry at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 00:14:29 UTC 2012

I just installed this on 11.10 and it is excellent.


Very impressed.  I've chosen Pidgin for years because Empathy for Ubuntu
didn't work with SIPE (perhaps this has since changed).

I did encounter one anomoly though.. I was running Ubuntu with
Kubuntu-Desktop installed.  Perhaps its because they share libraries, but
KDE listed the application running (when mail icon is clicked) as Empathy,
when I clicked Empathy, the gnome app popped up.

KDE Telepathy however wasn't in the system tray.

Also, when I was prompted to connect to an untrusted source (not sure why
it said that for gtalk), it appeared in a GTK/gnome dialog.

I already like this better than Kopete.  Big fan, keep up the good work.

I will try to use SIPE tomorrow when I have Microsoft Communicator


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:

> On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:52:59 PM David Edmundson wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>
> wrote:
> > > On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 09:47:06 PM David Edmundson wrote:
> > >> > I want OTR support, but I understand that's not happening.
> > >>
> > >> It is not in the near future.
> > >> I seriously don't see why everyone gets so het up about this, I've yet
> > >> to meet anyone who actually uses OTR, it only works if both parties
> > >> use it so it's only nerds talking to nerds.
> > >
> > > I mention it because I use it on a roughly daily basis, so you've now
> > > 'met' someone.
> >
> > I probably shouldn't have been quite so off hand about it, it's one of
> > the constantly brought up "requirements" that everyone talks about
> > no-one volunteers to actually do such that I'm fed up of talking about
> > it.
> >
> > It's something that needs to be done upstream at the telepathy level,
> > only then can we do our GUI layers upon on it.
> > There was an upstream GSOC project last year, stuff exists in a branch
> > but it was never merged. Not helped that OTR is (from a technical POV)
> > a massive hack and upstream do like to do things "properly".
> >
> > I'm sure they'd help anyone wanting to work on it, just as I'd go well
> > out of my way to help anyone who wanted to work on the relevant KDE
> > side once it was implemented upstream.
> I can understand this is a frustrating situation.  KDE Telepathy is just
> caught in the middle.
> It may be that KDE Telepathy has good support for every other ~normal use
> case
> and OTR isn't enough of an issue to block the transition.
> Based on this thread, I think the lack of account transition, the lack of
> ability to view history, and the lack of message indicator integration are
> a
> larger concern.
> Scott K
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