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Empathy�s Still Around�.A stalemate

Oct 28, 2010, 14:32 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Last time I spoke about Empathy, I was a little disappointed in the project. I really liked Pidgin and it felt like they were being stabbed in the back, even if everything the Empathy team was doing was koser GPL-wise. At the time I didn't give it a second look because it was still missing a bunch of features. It's been 2 years, or 4 releases of Gnome, since then and the project has come a long way. It now supports all the protocols that Pidgin does (and more) and everyone seemed to think it was doing a better job of listening to users, etc. Now, this shouldn't make a huge difference unless I missed something, but I'm reviewing 2.30 as Fedora 14 hasn't come out yet. I'm sure there wasn't a massive upgrade or anything. So, first of all, here's what Pidgin looks like.

"The green circles are contacts that are available. The clocks are people who are away. I'm not sure what the yellow note is. It makes perfect sense. The arrows also make sense indicating people who are coming and going. I'll get to the the Empathy buddy list in a moment. First I wanted to show what came up when I started it for the first time:

"It offers to import the contacts from Pidgin or to start fresh. That's nice and flexible. Then my buddy list window came up:"

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