Proposed module: empathy

Proposal on d-d-l:

Short description:
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.

Requires new external dependencies:
libtelepathy, telepathy-glib, libmissioncontrol
(libtelepathy will go away at some point in the future)

Summary so far:
 + a few -1 from people thinking it's useless duplication of
   pidgin/ekiga/etc. work or not wanting to use telepathy
 + some +1 from people thinking it's going the right way
 + questions about stability
 + questions about feature set that might not be complete yet
 + API documentation needed to be written (I don't know the
   current status)
 + no API stability guarantee yet
 + current license of the libraries is GPL
   [context: if the libraries are proposed for the platform later, they
   will need to be LGPL]

Xavier can probably send an update about the feature set, the API doc
status, and the license.


Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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