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From: "Stefan G. Weichinger" <lists@...>
Subject: Re: Gnome 3 instant messaging
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:26:49 +0100
Am 21.03.2012 22:13, schrieb Canek Peláez Valdés:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Stefan G. Weichinger <lists@...> wrote:
>> So I have to open empathy and it is not enough to be logged in?
>> That was one of my main questions.
> 
> I'm not sure. I think even if you don't open Empathy, it will connect
> you, and then you will receive messages through the notification
> system.

ok, I see. Gotta test that.

>> I already added the account successfully already, I just have to check
>> out how to find rooms (if there are one there ?)
> 
> Mmmh. Google Chat is not like IRChat. It's more like messenger; you
> have your contacts, and you can chat with them and them with you.

I see. More of a concept understanding problem here, I see ;-)

>> Is it possible to get skype into this as well?
> 
> No, and I don't think it will ever be possible. Skype uses a
> proprietary protocol, and (AFAIK), there are not 3rd-party clients for
> it.

I somewhere read something about it fitting into pidgin or empathy, but
I would have to dig that up again. It would be nice to have all that in
one interface.

> However, Google Chat allows voice-talk, and it works really well. The
> video conference support is more immature, but I hope it will work
> eventually.

No hurry, still no cam in my office ;-)

Thanks! Stefan


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Gnome 3 instant messaging
-- Stefan G. Weichinger
Re: Gnome 3 instant messaging
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Re: Gnome 3 instant messaging
-- Stefan G. Weichinger
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