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Empathy chat accounts and GOA


Two years ago the first version of GNOME Online Accounts (GOA) was released and Empathy got the ability to use the GOA accounts that supported chat. This feature was a bit incomplete as you could configure Google and Facebook accounts in the control center (through GOA), but the other accounts could only be configured directly […]

Permanent IM notifications


Update: the extension is now available on extensions.gnome.org. Gnome 3 and the shell look really great, but there are a few things that annoy me. My main complaint is that I keep missing IM messages because there is no visual clue that you got a message (unless you are staring at the bottom of your […]

Disappearing plugins


If you have any application that adds buttons to the address book (like the contacts merger), you could have noticed that the buttons recently disappeared. This happened because of a bug in Monorail, the IM file transfer application. Alban already fixed this bug and uploaded a new version to extras-devel. This new version also fixes […]

jid-to-email


During the Christmas holidays I managed to find some time to write a couple of small programs related to the address book on the N900; they are nothing too fancy (no UI, no proper packaging, not the best code quality, etc.) as I wrote them for my personal use, but I still think it could […]

New #empathy IRC channel


In the last months the traffic on the #telepathy IRC channel on Freenode has been constantly growing, reaching the point where communication among developers is difficult and, at the same time, some new Empathy users are scared and don’t talk on the channel. This is why we just created a new #empathy channel on GIMPNet […]

Contacts on Maemo


After the Maemo Summit the details on the address book application and framework in Maemo 5 are finally completely public so I can openly talk about what I worked on during the past year and, even better, I actually have a smartphone that runs this software! (Thanks to Nokia that gave out 300 N900s, but […]

SOCKS5 in telepathy-gabble


In the Telepathy framework there is a mechanism, called tubes, for arbitrary data transfer with your IM contacts so you can play games, do collaborative editing, etc. Until now telepathy-gabble (the component that does XMPP) supported only in-band bytestreams, or IBB for short: all the data is sent inside the XMPP stream encoded in base64. […]

Back from foss.in


I’m to lazy to write a full blog post on foss.in, so I will just say +1 on what Olivier said. What I can add is that I met a lot of competent people that are interested in Telepathy and Farsight, but some of them seem scared to communicate more with the developers. That’s just […]

Foss.in


Yesterday I received my Indian VISA, just in time to be able to fly to Bangalore for foss.in 2008 . In Bangalore I will give a talk on Telepathy in general, but there will be also two more specific Telepathy-related talks: Olivier (also from Collabora) will give a talk on video-conferencing using Farsight 2, while […]

Maemo & Boston summits


I’ve not yet had time to blog about the Maemo Summit and I’m already going to another summit! The Maemo Summit was very good and with many more people than I expected so I had a lot of interesting conversations. I think that my talk on Telepathy went pretty well (but you are free to […]