[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: Empathy

Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Mon Oct 4 07:12:01 PDT 2010

Empathy is now available for download from:

5735a8f32e8f868cd278545bf781bb83  empathy-
a1cef619e9ab0aace7439884446819cf  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?
This release in the stable 2.32 branches fixes various bugs and brings some
small improvements. We suggest distributions shipping GNOME 2.32 to use this version.
If it's too late for you, we strongly recommend that you backport at least these
two patches:

without it newly created GTalk accounts won't be able to connect.

which fixes a crash when trying to connect to some XMPP servers.


 • GTK+ ≥ 2.22.0

Bugs fixed:
 - Fixed #631095, auth client crashes when trying to connect (Cosimo Cecchi)
 - Fixed #558802, show the "new message" icon regardless of focus, active tab (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #593437, Should leave fullscreen mode when call is disconnected (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #629782, doesn't check unique result (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #629912, Better heuristic to pick default individual (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #629922, Contacts list window triggers _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW timestamp error from Metacity (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #630107, update Empathy to deprecation changes in GTK+ 2.22 (Diego Escalante Urrelo)
 - Fixed #630276, Hitting redial doesn't clear error messages (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #630427, Empathy Loses ContactInfo data it doesn't support in the UI (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #631098, Always show status icon in contact right-click menu (for meta-contacts)
 - Fixed #630544, Refers to a nonexistent UI item (Milo Casagrande)
 - Fixed #631049, Recommended SIP provider no longer available (Milo Casagrande)

 - Updated el Translation (Simos Xenitellis, Giannis Katsampirhs)
 - Updated es Translation (Jorge González)
 - Updated lt Translation (Žygimantas Beručka)
 - Updated nl Translation (Hannie Dumoleyn)
 - Updated sv Translation (Daniel Nylander)

Documentation translations:
 - Updated el Documentation translation (Michael Kotsarinis)
 - Updated hu Documentation translation (Gabor Kelemen)
 - Updated it Documentation translation (Milo Casagrande)


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