Empathy is a messaging program which provides support for text, voice, and video chat and file transfers, through a multitude of protocols.
The application uses Telepathy an the users interface is based on Gossip. Empathy is used as the default client in Gnome and it integrates well with other Gnome functions.
Here are some key features of "Empathy":
· Multi-protocol: Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), MSN, IRC, Salut, AIM, Facebook, Yahoo!, Gadu Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ. (Supported protocols depend on installed Telepathy Connection Manager components.) Supports all protocols supported by Pidgin.
· File transfer for XMPP, and local networks.
· Voice and video call using SIP, XMPP and Google Talk.
· Some IRC support.
· Conversation theming (see list of supported Adium themes).
· Sharing and viewing location information.
· Private and group chat (with smileys and spell checking).
· Conversation logging.
· Automatic away and extended away presence.
· Automatic reconnection using Network Manager.
· Python bindings for libempathy and libempathy-gtk
· Support for collaborative applications (“tubes”).
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed #697214, call-window: Remember that the audio output has been added (Olivier CrÃªte)
· Fixed #699017, libempathy: Fix build by adding missing math.h header (Stef Walter)
· Fixed #699333, online-accounts-preferences crashes when accounts need access granted