Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22
- From: Guillaume Desmottes <cass skynet be>
- To: "Jason D. Clinton" <me jasonclinton com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 02:11:55 +0200
Le dimanche 23 septembre 2007 �7:07 -0500, Jason D. Clinton a �it :
> On 9/23/07, Xavier Claessens <xclaesse gmail com> wrote:
> Le dimanche 23 septembre 2007 �6:00 -0500, Jason D. Clinton
> a �it :
> > -1
> > Needless duplication of work covered by Pidgin and Ekiga
> (and, so far,
> > done better). This is a reimplementation of the wheel.
> > If the last two Gnome releases are any indication, we are
> strapped for
> > resources - taking on new modules that add absolutely
> > features-wise but DO add additional maintenance work doesn't
> seem like
> > a good idea ... for now ...
> > Maybe in 2.24.
> I strongly disagree, Empathy do NOT reimplement the wheel!
> Empathy is
> not just an IM client like all others, it's an IM framework
> and is the
> only project that makes possible for other applications to
> integrate IM
> Isn't that exactly what libpurple is which you mention below (which is
> already stable and implemented)?
No. Libpurple is an IM library. Telepathy is a IM, audio/video and
Libpurple doesn't allow you to call a contact who is using Google talk.
Libpurple doesn't allow you to work on an Abiword document with your
> I'm currently working on Voice+Video support so Empathy will
> be the
> first client to support that for SIP, Jabber, and MSN at some
> So why not wait until 2.24 when you have those features?
For now GNOME doesn't have a IM client. So, even if voice/video is not
implemented yet, GNOME will gain a big piece of software that's
currently missing in it.
Furthermore, other GNOME components will be able to easily start to
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