Ubuntu 9.10 Windows Equivalents refers to Pidgin instead of Empathy

Bug #490980 reported by otakuj462 on 2009-12-01
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Connor Imes

Bug Description

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In the official Ubuntu documentation, under the section Ubuntu equivalents to Windows programs at URL https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/switching/applications-equivalents.html, it states that the equivalent of Windows Live Messenger is Pidgin, and provides additional resources for accessing and using Pidgin. Pidgin has been replaced by Empathy in the default install of Ubuntu 9.10, and so the documentation should be updated to refer to Empathy instead of Pidgin.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Thank you for your report. It is true that Empathy is the default IM client in Ubuntu now, and that is documented in the "Instant Messaging" section of "Internet and Networks". Unfortunately and as far as I can tell, Empathy IM Client is not available for Windows. I think we need to keep something here for IM clients, and don't see a requirement that this section needs to only include applications that are installed by default in Ubuntu. On that note, GIMP is listed but also won't be installed by default in Lucid.

Does anybody have objects to closing this bug as Won't Fix? Other ideas on how to proceed?

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
otakuj462 (otakuj462) wrote :

>> Unfortunately and as far as I can tell, Empathy IM Client is not available for Windows.

Is it a requirement that the programs listed here, should also be available in Windows? If so, then Totem, Rhythmbox, and F-Spot should also be taken off of the list.

It is my understanding that the purpose of this list is to help new Ubuntu users become familiar with their new environment, post-install. To this end, it is my view that the most useful, and least confusing option would be to stick as closely as possible to the programs that are installed by default.

I'm not sure what should be done about the reference to GIMP in the Lucid documentation.

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

That is a good point, otakuj462, seems that I overlooked the fact that they don't all have download links. Thanks, I will make the change to Empathy here.

We can deal with GIMP (and the greater question about default programs in Ubuntu) separately. I've added it to my task list.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Connor Imes (rocket2dmn)
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

This change was committed to Lucid development branch, revision 392. I have opened a new task for handling non-default apps in this section of the docs - see bug 492942. Thanks again for your feedback, otakuj462.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 10.04.1

ubuntu-docs (10.04.1) lucid; urgency=low

  * First upload for lucid
  * General:
    - Refresh pot files
    - Changed 'Text Editor' to 'gedit Text Editor' LP: #442417 (Connor Imes)
  * Advanced-topics:
    - Added link in advanced-topics to a description about Users and Groups in
      Debian systems. LP: #145055 (Connor Imes)
  * Hardware:
    - Added mention of ext4 to hardware.xml and changed the mentioning of the
      default filesystem in Ubuntu from ext3 to ext4 LP #449667 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed subsection in hardware about quirk-checker script - link was
      broken, script is outdated LP: #461158 (Connor Imes)
  * Keeping-safe:
    - Updating instructions for automatic login for new GDM LP: #442676
     (Dean Sas)
    - String adjustment (period inside of a quote tag), Scott Shields,
      LP: #496885
  * Internet:
    - Changes remaining mention of flashplugin-nonfree to flashplugin-installer
      in web-apps.xml LP: #444546 (Connor Imes)
    - Change some <guimenu> tags to <guimenuitem> tags in web-apps.xml to show
      arrows in HTML documentation instead of + signs LP: #453512 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed reference to network-manager radio buttons, as radio buttons
      aren't used in this version of NM for wired networks (Jim Campbell)
    - Aligned similar strings in 'internet' section to benefit translators;
      some small adjustments. LP: #460360 (Connor Imes)
  * Musicvideophotos:
    - Fixed apturl for mtp-tools package in music.xml LP #452262 (Connor Imes)
    - Improve ipod section, patch by Michael Fitzhugh. LP: #370085
  * Printing:
    - Updated printer setup directions in printing section LP: #435510
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fix scanning typo. Patch by Shane Fagan LP: #447250
  * Programming:
    - Removed entire programming section LP: #414035 (Connor Imes)
  * Serverguide:
    - Adjusted wording in serverguide package-management file to more
      clearly describe apticron. LP: #473280 (Connor Imes)
    - Updated LDAP section for changes to the Jaunty package.
      Fixes LP: #475492, LP: #459403, LP: #463684 (Adam Sommer)
    - In OpenSSH section, .ssh/authorized_keys permissions should be
      600, not 644 LP: #491159 (Connor Imes)
    - Replaced description of ebox Log Observer in serverguide with a real
      description of the event's purpose LP: #405926 (Connor Imes)
    - Fixed IP example in serverguide's postfix configuration section
      LP: #495202 (Connor Imes)
    - Include 'auto eth1' in interfaces file for static IP configuration
      LP: #441802 (Connor Imes)
    - Fix for disabling Control-Alt-Delete in serverguide. Scott Shields,
      LP: #496465
    - Typo fix, Scott Shields, LP: #497867
    - PostgreSQL setup fix for config file pg_hba.conf, Scott Shields,
      LP: #492286
    - Misc fixes in windows-networking section. Vikram Dhillon, LP: #462607
    - Changes to RAID installation section LP: #428036, LP: #462719
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fixes and adjustments to web-servers LP: #462621 (Connor Imes)
  * Switching:
    - Replaced Pidgin with Empathy in applications-equivalents
      LP: #490980 (Connor Ime...


Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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