Call for testing empathy

Scott James Remnant scott at
Mon Aug 18 12:08:25 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 22:12 +0200, Laurent Bigonville wrote:

> 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.
I've made a tweak to the layout of the Empathy chat window.

The tabs were filling the entire top of the window, which:

 a) is inconsistent with just about every other application[0]

 b) causes people to feel hesitant about making the window wider,
    leading to some odd feedback from my test subjects

If anyone has any particularly strong feelings either way, please let me
know - otherwise if nobody complains too much, I'll submit it upstream
as a patch in a little while.


[0] except for gnome-terminal, which is not a poster child
Scott James Remnant
scott at
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