Empathy 0.9
Posted on: 07/26/2007 12:21 AM

Empathy 0.9 is now available for download from:

58ae0939f44d91f9887f235ee1bc3e52 empathy-0.9.tar.gz
74c7255a56ffa8e37147a1a0cfe40565 empathy-0.9.tar.bz2

What is it?
Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets, and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia's Mission Control, and reuses Gossip's UI. The main goal is to permit desktop integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be embeded into any GNOME application.

Where can I find out more?
You can visit the project web site:

What's New?
- Initial room list support. It doesn't work yet but most of the code
is ready.
- Tell the user when a message can't be sent.
- Set all contacts from salut protocol to the "Local Network" group.
- Fix NetworkManager support.
- Iconify main window to the status icon like in rhythmbox.
- Show avatars in chatrooms.
- Fix avatar not being requested when empathy starts.
- Remove unused nickname entry and use a GtkTable for room information.
- Set a window title and fix alignment of widgets for contact related
(add, edit/view info).
- Adding initial API documentation using gtk-doc.
- Auto-accept to publish presence to contacts that are in our subscribe
When accepting a pending contact add it to publish and subscribe
- Filter incoming text channels and make status icon flash when there
receive a new message. Dispatch the channel only when we get a
message and
the user click on the icon.
- Install libempathy and libempathy-gtk and make their API public. The
API is

Bugs Fixed:
- Fixed #451564, crash in Empathy Instant Messenger: Nothing -- having
open c... (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #454277, crash in Empathy Instant Messenger: Started empathy and
was ... (Xavier Claessens)
- Fixed #443162, MSN account settings need a better UI (Cosimo Cecchi)
- Fixed #444490, Gossip--gt;Empathy conversion (Mario Danic, Xavier
- Fixed #452536, Provide a nice API to launch EmpathyLogManager (Xavier
- Fixed #455240, add EMPATHY_LOGFILE env variable (Guillaume Desmottes)
- Fixed #457992, Rounded avatars (Raphael Slinckx)
- Fixed #458106, Iconify nicely to the status icon (Jaap A. Haitsma)

- Updated sv: Daniel Nylander
- Updated pl: Tomasz Dominikowski
- Updated es: Jorge Gonzalez
- Updated ja: Takeshi AIHANA

Manual Translations:

25 July 2007
Empathy team

Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/empathy_09.html)