Ticket #390 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Figure out empathy support

Reported by: broder Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


Karmic has switched from pidgin to empathy/telepathy as its default IM solution. It's very nicely integrated with the OS - including f-u-s-a and the new global messaging panel icon. However, this leaves us with a couple of problems.

First, I couldn't even get telepathy to connect to the MIT Jabber server on my VM, although that could be user error.

Second, telepathy-gabble (the native Jabber client) doesn't seem to support GSSAPI. We can maybe work around this by using telepathy-haze (the libpurple bindings), but I can't figure out how to create a telepathy-haze Jabber account from the empathy settings. Maybe it's something we can seed by hand.

Oh yeah - and I can't figure out where empathy is storing its account configuration in the first place, although I assume it's somewhere in Gconf.

It would be really, really cool if we could get empathy support online. If not, we should consider conflicting it off of the cluster systems, because I think its panel integration will confuse people using pidgin. On the other hand, users may find it more desirable to use empathy for non-Jabber IM.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Keywords karmic added

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by broder

  • Priority changed from critical to minor

We decided at the last release-team meeting that we would continue to use pidgin as our supported Jabber client, but wouldn't remove empathy in any of the metapackages, which makes this substantially lower priority.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

  • Keywords karmic removed
  • Milestone IAP 2010 deleted

Un-milestoning it since this is not actually something we need to have done this IAP, and real fixes like getting GSSAPI support in telepathy-gabble will take some time to happen.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to The Distant Future

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

On Natty, at least, Pidgin integrates just fine with f-u-s-a and friends.

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