Can Pidgin 2.6(.1) replace Empathy for Karmic now?

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Thu Aug 20 14:19:16 BST 2009


I don't think it's too late to have this discussion. It never hurts to
bring it up anyway. So thanks for the question.

I think the desktop team (and related community) should consider this,
but the leader of the project is seb128, who is on a much deserved
holiday at the moment. He'll be back week after next, and we can discuss
with him then.

Sound okay?

Cheers, Rick

On Thu, 2009-08-20 at 00:12 -0400, Omer wrote:
> Hello,
> I know I'm opening up a huge can of worms right now, but Pidgin 2.6.1
> just came out. This release brings voice and video support for XMPP (and
> GMail). This was, as I understand it, one of the most important features
> of Empathy that got it included as the default over Pidgin. I think many
> people were sad to see Pidgin go as the default, so maybe this will
> change enough people's minds back onto the Pidgin side. On the other
> hand, it might be too late to be having this kind of discussion.
> Omer

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