[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: Empathy 2.29.4

Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Mon Dec 21 09:55:30 PST 2009

Empathy 2.29.4 is now available for download from:

76e48ae1e7a57089d27a73ad45ad8782  empathy-2.29.4.tar.gz
561b5b08f12245f26fa5c1318f739dcc  empathy-2.29.4.tar.bz2

What is it?
Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. Empathy uses Telepathy for protocol support and has an user interface based on Gossip. Empathy is the default chat client in current versions of GNOME, making it easier for other GNOME applications to integrate collaboration functionality using Telepathy.

You can visit the project web site:

What's New?
The "The Snow of the Apocalypse" release.

Empathy is now able to start SIP video calls using the new "New Call" dialog.
It also indicates whether an incoming call contains video or is audio only.
The contact list can now display the protocol used by contacts, and the
accounts dialog shows the accounts' status (enabled/disabled,
available/busy/away/offline, etc.).
Thanks to K. Vishnoo Charan Reddy, Empathy gained icons for 4 protocols.

Bugs fixed:
 - Fixed #602821, accounts do not reconnect after toggling enable/disable (Felix Kaser)
 - Fixed #603490, SIGSEGV crash when cancelling accounts creation (Felix Kaser)
 - Fixed #570399, Call button should be disabled in "new conversation dialog" if CM doesn't support audio/video
 - Fixed #576434, ellipsize long status messages in the status combobox (Pascal Potvin)
 - Fixed #576542, tooltips for toolbar buttons in call window (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #582596, Should tell if we are receiving an audio only or audio/video call (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #582599, chat -> new conversation is not an obvious way to start an audio/video call (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #586290, Remember contact pane's width (ranjiao)
 - Fixed #588812, Group 1-to-1 chats in one window and MUC's in another one (Abner Silva)
 - Fixed #598964, contact list disappears on reconnect for group chats (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #602288, Shouldn't notify about scrollback messages (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603393, Crash when trying to join a rom while being offline (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603485, Crash when clicking the status icon just after a contact goes online/offline (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603502, Myspace missing icon in create account dropdown menu (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603508, Sametime missing icon in create account dropdown menu (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603545, [Patch] gtk-missing-icon shown in add contact dialog before status is queried (Brian Pepple)
 - Fixed #603593, assertion error when rejoining a chatroom because of reconnection (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603634, Groupwise icon missing in create account dropdown menu (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603877, [patch] add protocol icon to contact list (chantra)
 - Fixed #603976, Don't re-enable chat window once reconnected (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #603980, new messages mixed with old in new conversation windows (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #604003, Separate geometry of private and muc chat windows (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #604097, EmpathyNewMessageDialog should inherit from GtkDialog (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #604166, account-chooser: display connected accounts first (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #604181, Should remove contact from 'stored' list when possible (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #604254, Contact list channels should be requested via EnsureChannel
 - Fixed #604554, SILC missing icon in create account dropdown menu (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #604567, Yahoo!Japan missing icon in create account dropdown menu (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #599153, Accounts dialog should display the status of accounts (Felix Kaser)

 - Updated es Translation (Jorge González)
 - Updated he Translation (Yaron Sharabani)
 - Updated nb Translation (Kjartan Maraas)
 - Updated sl Translation (Matej Urbančič)
 - Updated zh_CN Translation (Aron Xu)

Documentation translations:
 - Updated de Documentation translation (Christian Kirbach)

21 December 2009
Empathy team

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