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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/11|  Fedora 11]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/11|  Fedora 11]]  
* Last updated: 2008-11-05
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* Last updated: 2008-11-12
 
* Percentage of completion: 0%
 
* Percentage of completion: 0%
  

Revision as of 05:44, 12 November 2008

Contents

Empathy

Summary

Use Empathy as the default IM client

Owner

  • Desktop SIG

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2008-11-12
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

In the F10 cycle, GNOME added Empathy. During discussion this Ubuntu evaluation was cited. General consensus was that we would like to revisit Empathy for this F11 cycle, keeping track of which issues have been fixed in the Ubuntu evaluation, as well as any we want to add.

Benefit to Fedora

Stay in sync with upstream.

Scope

Outstanding issues:

  • Track bugs fixed upstream
  • Reevaluate Empathy around alpha time

Test Plan

For Empathy:

  • Try various protocols: XMPP, MSN, etc.
  • Try using Fedora Talk.
  • Try Google Talk/XMPP.
  • Look at the things that were called out in the Ubuntu review. Have they improved ?

User Experience

For upgrades, Pidgin will remain the default. For new installations, we'll use Empathy.

Dependencies

None.

Contingency Plan

  • Stay with Pidgin as the default IM client.

Documentation

Release Notes

Fedora 11 includes the latest version of the Gnome desktop. Gnome 2.24 included a new instant messaging application, Empathy, that replaces Pidgin as the default instant messenger in Fedora.

For more information about what is new in Gnome, see the Gnome 2.24 release notes.

Comments and Discussion