Today at the IM, Contacts and Social hackfest we talked about supporting chat accounts in GNOME Online Accounts.
With this work Empathy will prompt for the account password when there is a GOA account. Guillaume is currently working on extending Empathy’s authentication handler to authenticate automatically using the credentials from GOA (#652546).
Bastien is extending GOA to include a Chat account type so that you can control whether to enable chat from Online Accounts (#652574).
- ignore the other Google Talk entry, that’s my non-GOA chat account [↩]