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Old 11-25-2009, 05:32 PM
Florin Andrei
 
Default Empathy sucks, the most poorly written IM app ever

Bug report, feel free to subscribe:

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602966

So, let me get this straight: this is an IM application, it's for
communication, yet it manages to hide the new messages so well that I'm
almost always missing them.

When I receive a new message, I want a good visual clue as to what
happened. Opening a new window *minimized* is not a good visual clue.
This application is just, I don't know, the equivalent of a socially
challenged person. Which is fine for, let's say, something running on
the back-end, but it's totally unacceptable for a communication app.

Until they redesign it from scratch, I'm switching back to Pidgin.

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:12 PM
"Pedro Francisco"
 
Default Empathy sucks, the most poorly written IM app ever

Mine doesn't show anything when I'm busy, the icon just darkens.

And honestly, I ***do*** want it that way, when I'm busy.

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Em Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:32:05 -0000, Florin Andrei <florin@andrei.myip.org>
escreveu:

> Bug report, feel free to subscribe:
>
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602966
>
> So, let me get this straight: this is an IM application, it's for
> communication, yet it manages to hide the new messages so well that I'm
> almost always missing them.
>
> When I receive a new message, I want a good visual clue as to what
> happened. Opening a new window *minimized* is not a good visual clue.
> This application is just, I don't know, the equivalent of a socially
> challenged person. Which is fine for, let's say, something running on
> the back-end, but it's totally unacceptable for a communication app.
>
> Until they redesign it from scratch, I'm switching back to Pidgin.
>

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Old 11-25-2009, 09:41 PM
Pete Vander Giessen
 
Default Empathy sucks, the most poorly written IM app ever

> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602966
>
> So, let me get this straight: this is an IM application, it's for
> communication, yet it manages to hide the new messages so well that I'm
> almost always missing them.

Some of us consider this more of a feature than a bug, though perhaps
some of us are a bit less social, and a bit more apt to like focusing
on what were are doing while we're working at the computer, rather
than letting people jabber at us whenever they want to ;-)

Empathy will pop up a note in the notification area, and change the
color of the messages icon whenever you get a new message. I've had a
train myself to pay more attention to both the notifications and the
icons -- the latter is _very_ subtle with Karmic's new theme, but I
think, while it takes some getting used to, it strikes a nice balance
between letting me know what's going on, and letting me ignore the
outside world if I'm trying to focus on something.

Your mileage, obviously, as varied. For now, switching back to Pidgin
sounds like a very reasonable thing to do; one of the beautiful things
about Ubuntu as an OS is its flexibility, and the ease with which you
can install and experiment with new software.

~PeteVG

" ... the original aphorism being 'In comparison with the ancients, we
stand like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants.' The image was a
commonplace by the time Newton used it, his one contribution being to
erase any sense that he himself might be a dwarf."

~ Lewis Hyde

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Old 11-25-2009, 11:07 PM
"Amedee Van Gasse (ub)"
 
Default Empathy sucks, the most poorly written IM app ever

On Wed, November 25, 2009 19:32, Florin Andrei wrote:
> Bug report, feel free to subscribe:
>
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602966

Your bug report was a duplicate, and the original bug report is much more
considerate and informative. IOW more in line with the CoC.



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