Archive for May, 2007

ANNOUNCE: Empathy 0.5

Friday, May 25th, 2007
Empathy 0.5 is now available for download from:

http://download.gnome.org/sources/empathy/0.5/

23143686a879b927d456ea8a7b8c4c6c  empathy-0.5.tar.gz
e363689295c78ad62d323111a0176ea5  empathy-0.5.tar.bz2


What is it?
===========
Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets, and a
GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia's Mission Control,
and reuses Gossip's UI. The main goal is to permit desktop integration by
providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of
powerful widgets that can be embeded into any GNOME application.

Empathy homepage: http://live.gnome.org/Empathy

What's New?
===========
 - Do not highlight groups when adding them in the roster.
 - Do not create new GossipContact object in presence/avatar/alias changed
   signal if we don't already know that contact from a contact list channel.
   This should fix DBus max pending calls limit reached in some cases.
 - New icon for empathy-new-message, empathy-group-message and
   empathy-proto-irc.
 - Chatroom support. New objects: GossipNewChatroomDialog, GossipAccountChooser,
   GossipGroupChat
 - If we are offline do not set away on idle. If we are already away restore to
   available when we are no mode idle. Do no modify status message.
 - Fixed message displaying with fancy themes.
 - Many bugs fixed.


Bugs Fixed:
===========
None

Translations:
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None


25 May 2007
Empathy team

Empathy 0.4

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Here is the first empathy release made by imendio’s maintainer script.

Empathy 0.4 is now available for download from:

http://download.gnome.org/sources/empathy/0.4/

218067f7ea79bb63b795756e959afc75 empathy-0.4.tar.gz
e965e57924607482f6d91bb578802a46 empathy-0.4.tar.bz2

What is it?
===========
Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets, and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia’s Mission Control, and reuses Gossip’s UI. The main goal is to permit desktop integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be embeded into any GNOME application.

What’s New?
===========

  • contact list refactoring: EmpathyContactList is an iface implemented by EmpathyTpContactList, EmpathyContactManager and EmpathyTpChatroom. GossipContactList splitted into GossipContactListStore and GossipContactListView, it can display any object implementing the EmpathyContactList iface. Make possible to set custom functions to define the groups of a contact, by default it gets the “group” property of the GossipContact object. This make possible to reuse the contact list UI from the main window for chatrooms where groups are the role/affiliation of the contact on that room.
  • Auto away when gnome-screensaver says the session is idle and extended away 30min after that.
  • Display ChatState when the contact is composing.
  • Bugbuddy now reports crashes to GNOME Bugzilla.
  • New program icon.
  • Setting i18n support and importing po files from gossip.
  • Add an example label for jid.
  • Do not open chat window twice for the same conversation.

Bugs Fixed:
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None

Translations:
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- Updated sv: Daniel Nylander
- Updated en_GB: David Lodge
- imported from Gossip

20 May 2007
Empathy team

News about Empathy

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Empathy 0.3 just released!!!

What is it?

Empathy is a GNOME client for Instant messaging, it uses telepathy, nokia’s
mission control and reuses gossip’s UI. The main goal is to permit desktop
integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk libraries.
libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be embeded into any
GNOME application.

What’s New?

  • Artwork for protocols and status icons
  • New EmpathyStatusIcon object to change status and show/hide main window
  • Sync with last Gossip UI
  • Many bugfix and code cleanup

Empathy is now hosted on GNOME servers.
Bugzilla: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/browse.cgi?product=empathy
SVN: http://svn.gnome.org/viewcvs/empathy/trunk/
FTP for tarballs: Coming soon.

You can find tarballs at http://projects.collabora.co.uk/~xclaesse/

Empathy is now open for bug reports, please test it and report bugs!
Contributions are also welcomed!

There were a discussion about integring soylent work into libempathy. It would be really great to merge IM contacts from every account/protocol with Evolution’s address book!

Of course what you all want is a screenshot!