Ubuntu-LB Replace Pidgin with Empathy by Ubuntu 9.04

Dani Soufi danisoufi at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 18:21:38 GMT 2008

 There has been a lot of positive talk in the past about replacing Pidgin
with a better client that uses Telepathy but now there's one that looks like
it's almost ready to do that! Empathy ( http://live.gnome.org/Empathy ) has
much more potential than Pidgin since Empathy uses Telepathy (
http://telepathy.freedesktop.org ). Although i don't think Empathy is quite
ready for this in Intrepid, it certainly will be for the next release.

(If you'd like to give it a try, don't use the old version in the Hardy
repos, look here:

The fact that Empathy uses Telepathy to manage all the different protocols
it supports is what makes it so great. Why is it that Pidgin supports file
transfers on AIM but not Jabber? Why can't i use VoIP to talk to my Google
Talk friends in Pidgin?

Empathy will enable more desktop integration, better support for multiple
protocols, and a happier user :)

The bottom line is that Empathy has been making much more progress and
improving much faster than Pidgin thanks to Telepathy and including it in
Ubuntu will only help the process along!

Major Update! Empathy is now part of Gnome--
http://blog.ibeentoubuntu.com/2008/08/gnome-has-empathy-for-you.html *Tags:*
IM <http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/search?tags=IM&ordering=mostvotes>
pidgin <http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/search?tags=pidgin&ordering=mostvotes>
voip <http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/search?tags=voip&ordering=mostvotes>

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