Lots of things is happening recently on the empathy front:
- Empathy is now officially the IM client of GNOME 2.24!
- The ubuntu desktop team considers Empathy to replace pidgin by default for intrepid. I think OpenSuse is investigating too.
- Empathy 2.23.6 got released. Note the version is now 2.x as we now follow GNOME versioning.
- I upated the roadmap.