KDE Telepathy 0.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the second release of KDE Telepathy.

KDE Telepathy is a suite of applications which together form an instant-messaging client allowing you to talk on Jabber, Gmail, Facebookm, MSN and much more. KDE Telepathy stands out from previous instant messaging clients by being able to integrate into the KDE workspace and plasma, as well as being able to be used like a traditional IM application.

This release features:

  • KWallet integration for storing of passwords
  • A plasmoid for instant access to a contact
  • Ability to set your status to the currently playing track from Amarok, Clementine or any other mpris2-compatiable player
  • Auto Away
  • Progress bar and cancel button for file transfers
  • Over 130 bug fixes and tweaks since 0.1!

Sprints

The whole team met at the Woshibon 2 sprint in Cambridge, UK (14th-18th September). This sprint was sponsored by both the KDE e.V and Collabora and allowed us to not only sort out many of the details in making this release, but planning out more long term goals as well.

The Future

This is still a very early release and far from what we want to call 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 shall have contact aggregation, audio and video calls as well as 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 at http://community.kde.org/Real-Time_Communication_and_Collaboration or join in IRC at #kde-telepathy on freenode.

Getting the Latest Release

The latest tarballs are available from KDE's FTP server
http://download.kde.org/download.php?url=unstable/telepathy-kde/0.2.0/src/ .

Be sure to check our wiki page for installation guidelines and troubleshooting help.

Packages may be available for your distribution.

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I'm stepping down as manager for the 0.3 release. I have another project I want to work on as well as a tonne of uni work over the Christmas period. I'm handing over to the nearly as awesome Martin Klapetek to sort things out.