ANNOUNCE: Empathy 0.8

Empathy 0.8 is now available for download from:

43688633798403fda6612da8ccd200b1 empathy-0.8.tar.gz
752074c88667fc796ee0cebe58a1f726 empathy-0.8.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.

Where can I find out more?
You can visit the project web site:

What’s New?
- Fixed contact list handling.
- Make use of NetworkManager to set presence to OFFLINE when we are disconnected
and restore presence once we are reconnected.
- UI for searching in conversation history and to view all conversations with
a given contact.
- Do not use 2 different processes (empathy and empathy-chat), merge them
into one client. This is easier for debugging and share data.
- Do not create log directory for a chat if there is no messages to put in.
- Do not set active contacts when creating the store, and when contact groups
- Fix warning when using command-line options.
- Ignore ssl errors by default. This is needed to connect jabber accounts
using ssl.
- Adding spellcheck support using aspell.
- Lots of bugs fixed.

Bugs Fixed:
- Fixed #445859, Add Smooth scrolling to chat view. (Raphael Slinckx)
- Fixed #446161, Unable to generate pot file (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #447178, crash on Add to Favorites (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #447659, Salut protocol icons (Michael Monreal)

- Updated ja: Takeshi AIHANA
- Updated dz: Pema Geyleg
- Updated pl: Tomasz Dominikowski
- Updated es: Jorge Gonzalez
- Updated hu: Gabor Kelemen

21 June 2007
Empathy team

2 Responses to “ANNOUNCE: Empathy 0.8”

  1. It seems to me that Network Manager integration should be handled by Mission Control, not by Empathy.

  2. Alex Jones says:

    I was about to post the exact same thing as Andrew after reading this on Planet GNOME. I feel the same way about presence statuses, too.