[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: Empathy

Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Wed Jun 9 07:28:22 PDT 2010

Empathy is now available for download from:

a023215d2334a4882c6f5aae0239dbd5  empathy-
f02660848dcb5fbdca4382e6cb5d69fc  empathy-

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 "Faster, Better, Stronger" release.

This stable release fixes some critical issues including crashes and a nasty bug
preventing multi-lines MSN messages to be displayed when using Adium themes.
We strongly advice distributions to upgrade to this version.

IMPORTANT: We are now using the new icon replacing the deprecated
'stock_person' one and so rely on gnome-icon-theme 2.30. If your
distribution doens't ship this version you should consider to revert this
commit in your package:

Bugs fixed:
 - Fixed #606738, empathy_dispatcher_join_muc: assertion failed: (connection_data != NULL) when joining favorites rooms while account is connecting (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #616616, Possible to open multiple accounts dialog (Danielle Madeley)
 - Fixed #616859, build failure due to missing header (Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse)
 - Fixed #617262, Empathy accounts CC module calls textdomain (Rob Bradford)
 - Fixed #617909, Should call gtk_builder_set_translation_domain on GtkBuilder UI components (Rob Bradford)
 - Fixed #617971, Empathy silently fails importing contacts from Pidgin (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #618401, Empathy should use port 8001 to connect to freenode irc (Brian Curtis)
 - Fixed #618883, IRC account: don't allow to save changes when editing network details (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #618969, Incomplete localisation of g-c-c module (Rob Bradford)
 - Fixed #619701, Avatar chooser can enter infinite loop (Xavier Claessens)
 - Fixed #619702, configure script not compatible with dash as /bin/sh (Simon McVittie)
 - Fixed #619736, crash on 0-byte file in log search (Robert McQueen)
 - Fixed #619862, "Network error" on connecting to Facebook Chat (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #619863, "Previous Conversations" Search entry is not activatable (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #619980, empathy hangs with high cpu load when changing avatar (Xavier Claessens)
 - Fixed #620439, "Join favorites" should deal better with connecting accounts (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #620474, Status reported by account dialog is wrong in connman mode (Rob Bradford)
 - Fixed #620476, accounts_dialog_update_status_infobar mixes const and allocated strings for message (Rob Bradford)
 - Fixed #620657, Empathy should not requires that geoclue providers support updates (Laurent Bigonville)
 - Fixed #620903, some messages get dropped when using adium themes (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #621023, empathy does not set geoclue requirements before asking for address/position (Laurent Bigonville)
 - Fixed #608103, Missing image icon shows up when contact has no avatar (Frédéric Péters)
 - Fixed #618167, Crash when trying to start a camera preview without a camera (Sjoerd Simons)

 - Updated et Translation (Mattias Põldaru)
 - Updated nl Translation (Hannie Dumoleyn)

Documentation translations:
 - Updated de Documentation translation (Mario Blättermann)
 - Updated es Documentation translation (Jorge González)

09 June 2010
Empathy team

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