[ubuntu-uk] Empathy to replace Pidgin in Karmic?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Jun 22 15:42:01 BST 2009


Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/6/22 Dave Morley <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk>:
>> As far as I can tell the main reasoning is the fact that they can lose 2
>> apps (ekiga and pidgin) thus saving space and also the empathy upstream
>> were working on bugs faster than pidgin were.
>> this should give you more idea
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-karmic-messaging-and-communication-selection
> Easy video calling is a very compelling argument.

Indeed. I was going to register objections without having seen what
Empathy does, and it does look interesting.

A colleague just told me of a plugin for Pidgin to do Facebook chat and
I was worried that might be something lost with Empathy.

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