Fallback plan if Empathy isn't ready for Karmic?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 24 06:23:53 UTC 2009

Hello Andrew,

Andrew Sayers [2009-06-22 19:04 +0100]:
> There's currently a big push to make Empathy the default IM client in 
> Karmic, even though the version in Jaunty still has grave issues - for 
> example, MSN doesn't work at all for me[1].

We don't propose to retroactively default to it in Jaunty. :-) Of
course we will revert to Pidgin if Empathy doesn't get stable/useful
enough by Karmic beta.

However, it has a very active and eager upstream, they fix bugs every
day, and the desktop team also throws some integration resources at
it, so I'm hopeful that by Karmic final this will work very well.

> Obviously it would be undesirable to try retrofitting Pidgin back in 
> after the feature freeze

Right, undesirable, but not impossible. Pidgin is well tested, and
it's easy to revert back to.


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