about empathy as the default IM application

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 18:40:43 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 17 June 2009 2:30:20 pm Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 17/06/2009 alle 13.16 -0400, Mackenzie Morgan ha scritto:
> > 
> > 
> > Nevermind the fact that Empathy replacing Pidgin eventually was
> > discussed at 
> > UDS *Jaunty* 6 months ago with a "let's aim for Jaunty+1" outcome and
> > then re-
> > discussed at UDS Karmic.  There's been 6 months to get input.
> Testing requests must be more advertised perhaps. However we still have
> 3+ months to give further input. I just hope that serious regressions
> will be fixed if any. E.g. OTR comes to mind. A ubuntu live cd can be
> used for secure communication. If you just plan to drop the thing there
> and wait, then people will complain.
> I personally would prefer empathy over pidgin as it supports audio (does
> it work well? As good as skype, which is bad in everything else?).

Daniel would know better, but based on what he's explained: I'd guess Empathy 
would deal better with audio than Skype would simply because Empathy doesn't 
try to abuse the ALSA API or do silly things to /proc like Skype does...and I 
*think* it's PulseAudio-aware, unlike Skype.

Mackenzie Morgan
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