Bug 511234 - Need equivalent of pidgin-sipe
Need equivalent of pidgin-sipe
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Gordon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-07-14 07:27 EDT by birger
Modified: 2009-08-26 20:47 EDT (History)
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Description birger 2009-07-14 07:27:13 EDT
Description of problem:
If emapthy is meant to be the default IM client in Fedora it needs the ability to connect to MS Live Communication Server/Office Communication Server (LCS/OCS) servers.

Pidgin has this working quite nicely with the pidgin-sipe plugin. I have not found anything similar for empathy/telepathy

Please note that although LCS/OCS can accept connections from MSN that is an expensive option for the company running LCS/OCS and many companies do not want to pay for that option. Microsoft lets LCS/OCS servers communicate freely with each other since LCS/OCS customers already pay hefty fees, but MSN users are freeloaders and are not allowed to chat with LCS/OCS customers without the LCS/OCS customer paying MS more money. Because of this, MSN compatibility isn't really enough. You need something equivalent to the pidgin-sipe enabling users to connect directly to their LCS/OCS server.

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Comment 1 Brian Pepple 2009-08-26 16:17:27 EDT
I disagree that this is a necessary feature for considering Empathy as the default IM for Fedora.  And if it truely a necessary feature for you (which it sounds like it is), pidgin will be available as aways in the repository.

Peter, could you open a RFE for this upstream? Thanks!
Comment 2 Peter Gordon 2009-08-26 20:47:53 EDT
Hi Brian and birger. An RFE has been filed a few days ago in GNOME's bugzilla by Jamie Jackson, and according to Guillaume Desmottes (one of the upstream devs) this should work properly once Empathy switches over to Mission-Control version 5 and stops needing the included profiles.

I'm therefore closing this as UPSTREAM, noting the bug report in the "External Bugs" field. Thanks.

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