about empathy as the default IM application

Nicolò Chieffo nicolo.chieffo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 19:35:42 UTC 2009

Hello everyone, I'm really interested in the new version of empathy
which will have video and audio support.
This will be a really great feature and a step towards a complete IM experience.

But on the other hand I'm quite worried of the empathy and telepathy
status about basic features, which seem to be put aside in favor of
new and strange ones.
Maybe developers should help to implement them before empathy will
replace pidgin, or lots of users will loose useful stuff like:
   * Rich text messages (underline, bold, font, ...)
   * Custom emoticons
   * Protocol emoticons
   * Msn chat with invisible users
   * Msn send and receive offline messages
   * Msn see windows live messenger buddy icons (only new versions of 2009)
   * Msn file transfers

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