Call for testing empathy

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at
Mon Aug 11 07:55:30 UTC 2008

Here's a great example i just saw on Digg:
(and here's the digg link)

Also, i think testing Empathy is a great idea. If it ends up being included
in Ubuntu, i don't see any real problems. Anyone who is so attached to
pidgin will simply install it. New users will be fine and happy with Empathy
and all its benefits.

Either way, we're just testing it! If we don't test it we could be missing
out on something that would be really great.

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:05 PM, <andrew-ubuntu-devel at>wrote:

> I'm a bit confused about the desired outcome of this proposal.  From the
> discussion, it seems to be an attempt to get more developers looking at
> a new messaging framework with the potential to do all sorts of weird
> and wonderful things.  If so, then replacing Pidgin as the default IM
> client seems like a bad plan - I would expect devs to already have a
> favourite IM client, which they'll install unless they have a compelling
> reason to switch.  On the other hand, I'd expect newbies to use the
> default because they don't know they have a choice.  That would lead to
> a small developer base supporting a lot of users submitting bug reports
> about making Empathy a better IM client, which would take developer time
> away from being creative.
> Could you give some examples of existing Ubuntu applications that would
> benefit from integrating (lib)empathy?
> 	- Andrew
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