The fourth development release of the upcoming Empathy 3.10 instant messenger client for the GNOME desktop environment arrived a couple of days ago, on July 9, 2013.
Thanks to Xavier Claessens and Frederic Peters, Empathy 3.9.4 fixes a system crash when typing a long string (bug #702095), fixes an issue with ContactSearch not being cleared (bug #703775), and correctly sorts groups and contacts (bug #703453).
The following translations have been updated in Empathy 3.9.4: Czech, Spanish, Italian, Slovak, Norwegian Bokmal, and Galician. Moreover, the Spanish documentation translation has been updated. For more details about this release, please read the official raw changelog.
Download Empathy 3.9.4 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.