about empathy as the default IM application

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 09:19:34 UTC 2009

I think it is quite clear that so called 'regressions' about Empathy
is more like 'We are so used to Pidgin, let it be there'. Yes, there
are bugs and they should be fixed. And I am quite sure they will be.

Empathy team seems to me are aiming for more concrete desktop
experience and have done their homework well. Also being solely as
GNOME application helps it. While Pidgin has to find middle ground for
various OSes. It is not good or bad, they just have different aims.

First of all - not having popup windows - it is a must. It fits so
perfectly with Ubuntu new notification system. You get message, first
system notifies you, then you can click and get it. It is annoying to
have new window - and I don't care if its under or over popup - opened
just because someone ping me. It is Skype default behaviour and it
actually makes sense.

Also I really don't see how Empathy style IM app can implement IRC
right. Empathy guys know this and there are plans to make seperate IRC
application using Telepathy as framework.

More or less I think Empathy is really way to go.

Just my two user cents,

2009/6/17 Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>:
> Danny Piccirillo [2009-06-17  2:22 -0400]:
>> I'm noticing that in the latest daily build of Ubuntu, Pidgin in still
>> included, who makes the actual change and when will that happen?
> I went through the MIRs last week, and changed the seeds now. It
> should happen on tomorrow's daily CDs.
> Martin
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