[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: Empathy 2.33.1

Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmottes at collabora.co.uk
Wed Feb 2 03:46:09 PST 2011

Empathy 2.33.1 is now available for download from:

fd3611ce7b4dc609dabdbb027b2810b8  empathy-2.33.1.tar.gz
c34bd3151cd022af9515f538a0fc378c  empathy-2.33.1.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 is the
default chat client in GNOME, and is based on the Telepathy framework,
making it easier for other GNOME applications to integrate collaboration

You can visit the project web site:

What's New?
This is the first release in the gnome-2.34 branch. As you probably
know, there is no GNOME 2.34 planned, the next major release being 3.0.
We decided to make a bunch of releases containing backports of some new
features and bug fixes from 3.0. This will allow distributions not
shipping GNOME 3 yet to still bring some of the recent Telepathy and
Empathy improvements to their users.
We are continuing, of course, to work hard on 3.0 which stays our main
development branch.

The biggest changes in this release, compared to 2.32, is the port to
latest Folks release and the ability to search for contacts on the

Empathy is now also able to prompt you for your password when it's
needed, rather than requiring you to save it when you create the
account. This needs the very latest versions of connection managers (in
some cases, unreleased versions).
Older connection managers will continue to work but you'll still have to
save passwords when creating accounts.

 • folks ≥ 0.3.4
 • telepathy-glib ≥ 0.13.11
 • libnotify ≥ 0.7.0

Bugs fixed:
 - Fixed #586257, In Empathy, "F2" key should rename contacts (Kushal
 - Fixed #637847, Adjust for Folks avatar and presence interface renames
(Travis Reitter)
 - Fixed #637097, Port to latest folks API changes (Philip Withnall)
 - Fixed #626507, Connection error message is not shown completely
(Robert Sajdok)
 - Fixed #634853, Empathy does not allow Yahoo server to be added to
account. (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #640411, Crash when trying to create an ICQ account (Guillaume
 - Fixed #635513, Message displayed TWICE (in chat msg overlay) when
opening a chat window for unread msg (Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #639352, Notifications for login and logout need love
(Guillaume Desmottes)
 - Fixed #606947, support Contact Search API (Emilio Pozuelo Monfort)
 - Fixed #640751, Mark a non-user-visible string as untranslatable.
(Will Thompson)
 - Fixed #636613, Become a server SASL handler (Jonny Lamb)

02 February 2011
Empathy team

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