Can Pidgin 2.6(.1) replace Empathy for Karmic now?
jono at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 20 15:58:04 BST 2009
On 08/20/2009 06:54 AM, Ken VanDine wrote:
> Thanks for bringing this up, however let me point out the primary
> benefit of switching to empathy wasn't actually voice or video. The
> real gain is the incredibly powerful telepathy framework. Which is a
> huge win for the desktop. It isn't really just about which IM client
> (pidgin is certainly mature and rich), it is about creating a truly
> collaborative desktop.
Absolutely, but while Empathy is certainly the future, and Telepathy is
be less mature for the primary use cases that we are focusing on and
buggy in audio/video. It just strikes me that Empathy needs to bake
longer and needs more testing and debugging. It reminds me of similar
issues with GStreamer when that came out: it took a little while to get
some testing under it's belt before it could be shipped.
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