Jan has continued his awesome work on the roster for Ekiga 3.00. It starts looking very good and it is already able to use several backends to store the contacts, Evolution-Data-Server being the default one.
On my side, I have continued working on OPAL to add presence support. I have nearly finished rewriting the registration/subscription system to make it more robust and more compliant. Ekiga is already able to receive presence events and update the roster accordingly.
Flood of bug reports
Ubuntu Edgy was released recently with a very bad bug in GTK+ 2.10.4. I guess that we have received already more than 40 bug reports about it, and we spent our time marking them as duplicates of the original GTK+ bug. It has been pretty annoying and time consuming, which is even worse as all developers of the project are working only during their spare time.
A few suggestions so that this kind of problem doesn’t appear anymore :
- Implement a simple dup finder by default in Bug-Buddy, so that people are warned if they are reporting what most likely looks like a duplicate of another bug
- Packagers could test the packages they are creating before releasing them to the public. In this case, simply running Ekiga once was enough to understand that there was a problem.