Fallback plan if Empathy isn't ready for Karmic?

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at pileofstuff.org
Wed Jun 24 10:39:52 UTC 2009

Martin Pitt wrote:
> 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. :-)

Hi Martin,

My point here wasn't clear - Empathy hasn't had a full round of testing 
in a stable version of Ubuntu, because the version in Jaunty isn't 
usable as a day-to-day IM client.  Discussions in this thread and the 
"guidelines" thread show that it's not even going to have a full round 
of testing in an alpha/beta, because the version in Karmic also isn't 
usable as a day-to-day IM client.

I'm glad to hear that upstream is so active, but a usable version will 
have to land very soon in order for the small band of Karmic testers to 
give it enough use to clear out all the bugs that will come from a large 
number of Ubuntu newbies.  I'll ask again nearer the time about how 
things are progressing.

	- Andrew

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