Empathy 0.11

As you can see on the release notes this release comes with tones of bug fixed. Thanks to allof you who contributed at fixing bugs opened by Vincent Untz and other testers. Please keep helping us making the future GNOME IM client and framework.

If you are going to use libempathy(-gtk) API for you applets or other collaborative work, please keep in mind that the API is not stable yet and may change at anytime. However you can start experimenting with it.

File transfer support is on his way.

We now have telepathy-haze which is a ConnectionManager based on top of pidgin’s libpurple. That means that Empathy can connect MSN/Jabber/Yahoo/etc, all protocols supported by libpurple.

And finally MissionControl’s DBus API is being standardised, based on Nokia’s MC and Decibel. The goal is to be able to run a GNOME IM program like Empathy in a KDE environment using accounts defined by kopette, for example.

If you want to contribute there is 60 open bugs in Empathy!

3 Responses to “Empathy 0.11”

  1. Xav says:

    Telepathy-haze sound cool, but concretely how will that work ? If I have already set-up some accounts with other connectionmanagers, will they be migrated to telepathy-haze or not ? Will telepathy-haze retrieve my accounts set-up with pidgin ? Or does that mean I can run pidgin an empathy together, and they’ll happily share the connection ?
    I’ve found http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Telepathy but it’s a bit short on details.

  2. xclaesse says:

    It won’t share accounts with pidgin. If you install tp-haze (and profiles) you will be able to create a new account in Empathy using tp-haze backend. It’s just a way to avoid reimplementing a new ConnectionManager for all protocols libpurple already supports.

  3. Nico says:

    Xavier, this is really great work you are doing… thank you for that :)