OTR in Empathy

It was a really popular Empathy feature request, it even has a bounty on it, and today I just did it! The patches are available in bugzilla, apply on telepathy-gabble and empathy master.

Here is a screencast of OTR in action between Empathy and Pidgin:

I hacked it on my free time, let’s see if crowd funded projects really works. If you like that feature feel free to make a donation on the bounty: https://freedomsponsors.org/core/issue/333/telepathy-should-support-otr-encryption.

11 Responses to “OTR in Empathy”

  1. hendi says:


  2. Bengt says:


    This pretty awesome, I hope it will be in a release soon!

  3. xclaesse says:

    Typo fixed, thanks.

  4. BeS says:

    Awesome! Thanks a lot for implementing this really important feature!

  5. looking forward to its release and I hope you blog when it does so I can send off my promised payment to you. :)

  6. Oh wow, thanks alot!!!

  7. Federico Mena Quintero says:

    This is outstanding! Excellent work!

  8. Lennart says:

    Great, can’t wait to have it in the fedora repository.

  9. boospy says:

    Thanks a lot :)

  10. v2px says:

    too bad it’s still not merged into upstream. :(

  11. Per says:

    I just tried it with your ppa but get “OTR is not supported on this account” when entering “/otr start” in a Jabber chat.