The KDE Telepathy team is pleased to announce its second release. KDE Telepathy is a suite of applications that form an instant-messaging client for Jabber, Gmail, Facebook, MSN and more. KDE Telepathy stands out from previous instant messaging solutions by being able to integrate into the Plasma Workspaces, and can also be used like a traditional application.
This release features:
- KWallet integration for storing passwords
- A Plasmoid for instant access to a contact
- Ability to set status to the currently playing track from Amarok, Clementine or any other mpris2-compatible player
- Auto Away
- Progress bar and cancel button for file transfers
- Over 130 bug fixes and tweaks since 0.1!
The Value of Sprints
The whole team met at the Woshibon 2 sprint in Cambridge, UK (14th-18th September). This sprint was sponsored by both KDE e.V. and Collabora. It allowed us to resolve many of the details in this release, and plan more long term as well. All things considered, intensive KDE sprints get more done in less time than working only online. If you would like to support development sprints like this, please consider Joining the Game.
This is an early release, far from what we consider the "finished product". However all the functionality works and many of us now use it as a daily instant messaging client.
In the future we will have contact aggregation, audio and video calls, more Plasma integration, and much more!
We always appreciate the help from more developers, designers and testers. So if you are interested in helping, please check out our wiki page or join us on IRC at #kde-telepathy on freenode.
Getting the Latest Release
The latest tarballs are available from KDE's FTP server. Check our wiki page for installation guidelines and troubleshooting help. Packages may be available for your distribution.