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

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Tue Jun 23 12:46:24 BST 2009

Tony Arnold wrote:
> Alan,
> 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.

Even if they do switch to empathy by default and the facebook chat hack 
plugin hasn't been ported to it yet, you could still install pidgin from 
synaptic and then install the facebook chat plugin.

I like pidgin and probably won't switch to empathy in a hurry, but so 
long as pidgin continues to be easily available and empathy doesn't 
*really* suck, I don't care.


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