Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Empathy is a multi protocol instant messenger client, similar to Pidgin, used as the default chat client for the GNOME desktop environment. It has support for the most popular messaging services like MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, IRC, Facebook and many more.
The latest version available is Empathy 3.12.8, which has been recently released, coming with the below bug-fixes and translations.
- Fixed #705326, User help suggests “ignore SSL certificate errors” option for Jabber accounts “if you trust the server you are connecting to”
- Fixed #746100, goa-mc-plugin: Remove Facebook chat using Jabber
- Updated bs Translation
- Updated cs Translation
- Updated de Translation
- Updated fi Translation
- Updated kk Translation
- Updated nl Translation
- Updated sk Translation
- Updated sv Translation
- Updated tr Translation
- Updated cs Documentation translation
- Updated de Documentation translation
- Updated el Documentation translation
- Updated es Documentation translation
In this article I will show you how to install Empathy 3.12.8 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Empathy 3.12.8 on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the empathy package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vascofalves/gnome-backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install empathy
Optional, to remove empathy, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove empathy