[aur-general] the future of empathy, libtelepathy..

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed Dec 31 09:42:00 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-12-31 at 15:21 +0100, stefan-husmann at t-online.de wrote:
> Hello,
> there has been a thread on aur-general in October 2008 about this issue,
> but the situation is not satisfying IMHO: We have a package of empathe
> in AUR _and_ in [testing].Both are or were orphaned, and the package in
> AUR was taken by a user and upgraded to version 2.25. I was chatting
> with him, and we reverted the change and uploaded a release 2.25 as
> empathy-devel.
> I think this should not happen again. What is the decision? Will empathe
> go to [extra] soon? 
> If it is desired to keep the version in AUR, I suggest a developer
> should take it and keep it until it reaches [extra]. Or it should be
> removed.
> Thoughts?

Hello Stafan,

The reason why Empathy is still in testing and unmaintained is because I
took it to testing when GNOME 2.24 was released. After GNOME moved to
extra, I didn't move empathy because I'm not happy with the current
state of the telepathy stack on archlinux.
I don't have any interest in this package as I'm a happy pidgin user. If
a TU wants to maintain empathy in community together with the telepathy
stack that is required to use empathy, I'm happy to move it back.


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