When you’re running a video session with Empathy, screen saver can be enabled. But even if you are in screen lock your web-cam will continue to work [bug #684979]. Guillaume Desmottes pushed some fixes and now Lock stays inactive when we are in call and Lock switches off webcam.
Giovanni Campagna made Empathy to use GOA’s OAuth2 credentials to access Google Talk without a password [bug #652546].
The patches aren’t finished yet and most likely will land on Gnome 3.8 or in the best case scenario on Empathy 3.6.2.
Fedora 18 and Ubuntu 13.04
One more week delay for Fedora 18 beta (13/11) but the releasing schedule still shows 11/12/2012. Shouldn’t wait a bit more and include directly Gnome 3.8 ? :)
Ubuntu 13.04 most probably will stick with Gnome 3.6. According to their whiteboards:
Components we are going to update: glib, d-conf, gobject-
We will get GTK in a ppa but default to not update it, we might revisit that during the cycle if there is a good reason for the update
We will not update GNOME, we might update selected component later in the cycle if we feel like it’s worth it
mitya57, 2012-11-02: One “good reason” to update Gtk is that it will allow us to also update some components that are not in main (but are in Ubuntu GNOME edition image) — like gnome-shell. Another reason is that it might provide some new APIs that app developers can make use of.
If Ubuntu 13.04 include Nautilus 3.6, that would be the joke of the year :) By the way UGR users don’t have to worry, there will be a PPA for them for the latest Gnome -as always from Gnome 3 Team.