What have I been doing? I used the holidays to finally get some work done in the jingle_FT branch of gajim. It's progressing just fine. I would hope that before my vacations ends it will be stable enough to be merged into the main branch.
It would be a really good help if you check out the branch and report some bugs.
It is easy to do just follow these steps:
1- Check out the latest jingleFT branch
hg clone http://hg.gajim.org/gajim gajim
hg update jingleFT
2- Report any bugs you find.
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