The GNOME developers announced a couple of days ago that the fourth maintenance release of the Empathy 3.8 instant messenger client for the GNOME 3.8 desktop environment is available for download.
Empathy 3.8.4 is a stable release that fixes seven annoying bugs reported by users from the previous versions of the software. Therefore, upgrading to this version is highly recommended.
Among the fixed bugs, we can mention an empathy-debugger crash, a system crash when typing a long string in Empathy, a crash when deleting a non-chat GOA account, a crash when joining an IRC channel, as well as an issue with the /usr/bin/empathy-accounts process on Fedora 18 Linux.
Moreover, the return value of tp_debug_client_get_messages_finish() is now freed, and backslash escapes are no longer applied in the chat log. For more details, please check the official raw changelog.
Download Empathy 3.8.4 right now from Softpedia.