Empathy sucks, the most poorly written IM app ever

Pedro Francisco pedrogfrancisco at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 21:12:08 UTC 2009

Mine doesn't show anything when I'm busy, the icon just darkens.

And honestly, I ***do*** want it that way, when I'm busy.


Em Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:32:05 -0000, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>  

> Bug report, feel free to subscribe:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602966
> So, let me get this straight: this is an IM application, it's for
> communication, yet it manages to hide the new messages so well that I'm
> almost always missing them.
> When I receive a new message, I want a good visual clue as to what
> happened. Opening a new window *minimized* is not a good visual clue.
> This application is just, I don't know, the equivalent of a socially
> challenged person. Which is fine for, let's say, something running on
> the back-end, but it's totally unacceptable for a communication app.
> Until they redesign it from scratch, I'm switching back to Pidgin.

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