Call for testing empathy

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 9 08:04:20 GMT 2009


IRC has been supported for while. You need telepathy-idle installed

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 2:51 AM, Bryan Quigley <gquigs at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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[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].
>>> >...
>>>
>>> To help in this decision, I have evaluated the usability of Empathy and
>>> Pidgin, and written up my findings.
>>> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EmpathyVsPidginUsability>
>>> 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.)
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> - --
>>> Matthew Paul Thomas
>>> http://mpt.net.nz/
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