Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22

On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 16:46 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 22:17 +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 16:00 -0500, Jason D. Clinton wrote:
> > > Needless duplication of work covered by Pidgin and Ekiga (and, so far,
> > > done better). This is a reimplementation of the wheel.
> > 
> > Empathy is a UI around an IM platform which totally replaces the
> > single-application model of pidgin, ekiga, gossip and every other IM
> > client.  With Empathy I can go online when I login and using the same
> > Jabber connection chat in Empathy, see presence in Evolution, and
> > transfer files in nautilus.  I'll be logged into the Jabber server once,
> > and the connection is shared between them.
> > 
> what about IRC? Would we need to have xchat around if using empathy? As
> you say, having all those apps not share anything but the network cable
> is a pain for users, so I'm all for having a single backend to manage
> messaging, included IRC.

That really shouldn't be a blocker. IM applications are notoriously crap
at handling anything but the basics of IRC. Something like xchat-gnome
is a much better idea for IRC and integration in GNOME.

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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