[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: Empathy 0.13

Xavier Claessens xclaesse at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 06:57:23 PDT 2007

Empathy 0.13 is now available for download from:

43d91153910fe66440ab87724ed56b07  empathy-0.13.tar.gz
7b2470404e3f5466c015b2eac2120ad2  empathy-0.13.tar.bz2

What is it?
Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets,
and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia's
Mission Control, and reuses Gossip's UI. The main goal is to permit
desktop integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk
libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be
embeded into any GNOME application.

Where can I find out more?
You can visit the project web site:

What's New?
 - Completely reworked ContactList API, new EmpathyContactFactory class.
 - Update to new Telepathy avatar spec.
 - Dynamic smiley managment and more efficient algorithm to detect
smileys in
   messages. New EmpathySmileyManager class.
 - Adding capabilities contact property for Audio/Video.
 - Adding UI to start a VoIP call. Atm it only shows a microphone icon
   contacts supporting voice or video but does not make the call. See
   EMPATHY_VOIP branch for more complete support.
 - "interactive" property on EmpathyContactListView to enable/disable
   menu and action when double-click on a contact.
 - Add 2 properties to EmpathyIdle to activate auto-away and
   default to off. Only empathy main client will turn them on, like that
   other processes are running with an EmpathyIdle instance they won't
   presence in the same time than Empathy client.
 - Cache avatars in ~/.gnome2/Empathy/avatars.
 - Adding a test program, useful to use with valgrind.
 - Free return value for async DBus calls, they are not owned by
   This fix big leaks.

Bugs Fixed:
- Fixed #473510, crash in Empathy Instant Messenger: Trying to view
previous ... (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #442079, Don't use libgnomeui (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #459523, Title for conversation windows (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #459538, Tooltip for subscription request (Cosimo Cecchi)
- Fixed #459540, Automatically accept subscription request from people I
added (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #462046, Ignore log files that don't have a good filename
(Michael Scherer)
- Fixed #462907, dbus-critical in
empathy_tp_contact_list_get_from_handles (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #464954, Add two applets to empathy, "megaphone" and "not
here" (Raphael Slinckx, Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #467280, Showing typing notification from self in chat room
(Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #470642, python binding use a debian specific command (Daniel
- Fixed #471611, segfault in tp_contact_list_request_aliases_cb (Xavier
- Fixed #472309, find-as-you-type incorrectly selects the "underline"
rows. (Will Thompson, Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #474167, Use correct icon names for smileys (when possible)
(Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #474603, The "user typing" icon is shown even in the "user
paused typing" state. (Cosimo Cecchi)
- Fixed #478558, gtk-doc picks up system libempathy (Frederic Peters)
- Fixed #479786, critical warnings on first run (Christian Persch,
Xavier Claessens)

- Updated fr: Stéphane Raimbault
- Updated hr: Senko Rasic
- Updated ca: Jordi Mallach
- Updated pl: GNOME PL Team
- Updated fi: Ilkka Tuohela
- Updated ja: Takeshi AIHANA
- Updated es: Jorge Gonzalez

28 September 2007
Empathy team

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