[Bug 656900] [NEW] Feature request: add "buddy pounce"

Bryan vanillaxtrakt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 14:05:07 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: empathy

I read here to create a bug with Bugzilla and link it here:

So I've filed this bug with Gnome's Bugzilla here:

Here's the text from the Bugzilla bug report:

Since Empathy has replaced Pidgin as the default chat client for Ubuntu,
it'd be great to have a "buddy pounce" feature, since Pidgin had one.
It allows you to flag a contact and be notified when that contact is
available for chat, so you can move on to something else and not have to
worry about checking every few minutes whether that contact is online.

Here's what it looks like in Pidgin:


** Affects: empathy (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Feature request: add "buddy pounce"
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