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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Switching to empathy as default IM client?
  • From: Ivan Zlatev <contact@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 23:40:30 +0100
  • Message-id: <3db1ec7f0906211540l69b8e02v1b32f0c5eab4d058@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I'd like to discuss using empathy as the default IM client again :-)
Last time, we didn't make the switch because it was not totally ready.
But lots of work has happened in the meantime and empathy has some cool
new features:

 + VoIP that's working
 + geolocalisation support (not yet in G:F, need to package a few things
  first, but will be ready soon)
 + support for adium themes
 + desktop sharing: you'll be able to share your desktop with your
  empathy contacts!

Limitations that were blocking this in the past were:

 + file transfer (implemented now)
 + a bit buggy (should work fine now)
 + (?)

I'm not aware of any real downside. Opinions?


I am personally against switching to Empathy at this point as I think
it needs more work and testing. Pidgin is more mature, has more
features, better protocol support out of the box and lots of plugins
(I use at least 8 plugins atm). As someone already mentioned VoIP
support is sortof unimportant for many of us, because our mums and
friends use Skype and so do we.

Kind Regards,

Ivan Zlatev
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