Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Sep 2008 21:47 UTC
Gnome The GNOME project has released GNOME 2.24 today. In case you're new here: "GNOME 2.24 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support. GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia and games. Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications." GNOME 2.24 comes packed with changes.
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RE: What's wrong with Pidgin?
by bornagainenguin on Thu 25th Sep 2008 18:50 UTC in reply to "What's wrong with Pidgin?"
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TLZ wondered...

Aside from not having userfriendly enough GUI for some parts(adding accounts), what's wrong with Pidgin?

The GUI-problems could easily be improved anyway. What makes this Empathy better...?

See here:

Now look back at the features quoted by Empathy:

Notice the words "Voice and Video call using SIP and Jingle"?

My guess is that the GNOME developers are planning to take advantage of Telepathy to ensure all supporting protocols will have webcam support. Since the Pidgin guys are not just resistent but seem to be actively hostile to any changes the Gnome developers went with a different solution to the problem of webcam support for IM.

I think this will be a good thing!


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