Call for testing empathy
gquigs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 07:51:43 GMT 2009
Did they add IRC support? We really want to have an IRC client by default
(Pidgin is one).
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 2:41 AM, Danny Piccirillo <
danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Intrepid+1 approaches-- is it too late to reconsider Empathy for inclusion?
> I just tried the newest version of Empathy and things look a lot better!
> File transfers now work and it picks up my webcam/mic!
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>wrote:
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>> Laurent Bigonville wrote on 08/08/08 21:12:
>> > Empathy 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.
>> To help in this decision, I have evaluated the usability of Empathy and
>> Pidgin, and written up my findings.
>> In summary, I suggest that Ubuntu continue using Pidgin by default for
>> Intrepid, and that we reconsider Empathy for Intrepid+1.
>> Empathy currently does a couple of big things Pidgin does not (audio and
>> video chat), and handles one big feature much better than Pidgin (chat
>> logging). But I found most features were more obvious in Pidgin,
>> especially account setup, which is important for anyone who will start
>> using IM in Intrepid. (And people who were already using either Empathy
>> or Pidgin in a previous version of Ubuntu will continue using the same
>> program in Intrepid anyway, regardless of our decision.)
>> I found dozens of small learnability and efficiency problems in both
>> programs, and I have not yet had time to report them all as bugs. If
>> anyone would like to help out with this, especially in finding bugs that
>> have already been reported, I'd greatly appreciate it. (Wherever the
>> wiki page says "()", it needs a link to a bug report.)
>> - --
>> Matthew Paul Thomas
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