[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: Empathy 2.31.5

Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Mon Jul 12 11:36:59 PDT 2010

Empathy 2.31.5 is now available for download from:

6cdd5df64b97c324e4965fd114c3dfc0  empathy-2.31.5.tar.gz
6bb9370dbdcb822f38e464e4c85d303b  empathy-2.31.5.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 "Please popup chats in my face!" release.

Empathy finally gained an option to automatically present incoming
rather than making the status icon blink.

The notifications bubbles now contain more buttons (if your notify
server supports actions) allowing you to quickly accept or decline
incoming events.

The audio/video client now lives in its own process: 'empathy-av'.

Empathy can now build with GTK+ 3. If GTK+ 3 is present during configure
it will be used and Empathy will requier updated versions of other
  - libcanberra-gtk3 ≥ 0.25
  - libnotify ≥ 0.5.1
  - libunique ≥ 2.90.1
  - WebKitGTK+ ≥ 1.3.2 (optional)
  - nautilus-sendto ≥ 2.90.0 (optional)
If GTK+ 3 is not detected or if --enable-gtk3=no is passed to configure,
then GTK+ 2 is used and the other dependencies are unchanged.

Bugs fixed:
 - Fixed #585914, Notification icon must be clicked before user can see
new messages (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #597124, Should make better use of libnotify actions (Guillaume
 - Fixed #599161, Audio/Video client should be a separated process
(Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #617405, Empathy's short (menu) description should focus on its
use, not the technology (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #621753, Should be able to build with GTK+3 (Guillaume
 - Fixed #622729, duplicated messages when opening chat (Guillaume
 - Fixed #623054, Should re-add data/org.gnome.Empathy.gschema.xml.in to
POTFILES.in (Danielle Madeley)
 - Fixed #623112, Bip backlog are not displayed any more (Guillaume
 - Fixed #623117, Debug window should look for TP clients (Guillaume
 - Fixed #623358, Use TpSimpleHandler to handle text channels (Guillaume
 - Fixed #623396, Fixed some leaks (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #623679, /join broken (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #623756, empathy-CRITICAL **:
empathy_chatroom_is_always_urgent: assertion `EMPATHY_IS_CHATROOM
(chatroom)' failed (Sjoerd Simons)
 - Fixed #623817, Sync man pages with Debian (Laurent Bigonville,
Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #623914, since tp-logger history is shown as normal messages in
adium themes (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #623937, empathy -h does not start hidden (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #623972, Toggling [ ] Enabled in the accounts dialog with the
keyboard doesn't work (Will Thompson)
 - Fixed #624054, Fix a memory leak in EmpathyAvatar (Philip Withnall)

 - Updated es Translation (Jorge González)
 - Updated et Translation (Ivar Smolin)
 - Updated gl Translation (Fran Diéguez)
 - Updated he Translation (Yaron Shahrabani)
 - Updated nb Translation (Kjartan Maraas)
 - Updated sl Translation (Matej Urbančič)

12 July 2010
Empathy Team

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