Call for testing empathy

Aurélien Naldi aurelien.naldi at
Sat Aug 9 15:16:38 UTC 2008

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
<qrczak at> wrote:
> 2008/8/8 Laurent Bigonville <bigon at>:
>> The ubuntu desktop team considers using it instead of Pidgin for
>> intrepid as default IM client.
> Please not, until Empathy supports protocols that Pidgin supports
> (I have gadu-gadu in mind, which is widely used in Poland).


Empathy can use libpurple as backend for the protocols which don't
have yet a telepathy backend.

I for one am glad to see empathy get more attention as it seems highly
promising. I would not push for use it in a LTS relese as is but
intrepid is not.
Anyway, it will probably not satisfy everyone right now:
* pidgin and other clients will still be available for people who
dislike it. Someone who can't install pidgin aftewards should clearly
not test intrepid so early...
* pushing it forward in the preview releases doesn't mean that it will
be default in the final release

Best regards

Aurélien Naldi

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