Does anyone know how to manually rearrange the default contact list groups so they aren't in alphabetical order?
I'm using Empathy 188.8.131.52 Ubuntu 10.04.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday and am currently beginning to use Empathy as it is the default Ubuntu IM client now.
In the display menu of the contact list window you can sort your contacts by name or status (online, etc.).
Edit : for group sorting : select a contact in your list, edit it (right-click -> edit or edit menu -> contact -> modify or something like this, my menus are in french). You have a group section in the pop-up window to define new groups or assign a user to existing groups. I did not notice it the first time ! Not so user-friendly...
Although Empathy is new in the Ubuntu default configuration, I really appreciate the support of so many IM protocols and the gnome integration. Personally I would like to sort my contacts by IM protocol and/or groups (edit: found how to !). I'm sure we can now except lot of user feedback in the following months which will boost Empathy development : Ubuntu and Linux users community is still growing !
As it is open source, you are able to contribute to the Empathy development, at least with your user feedback. As I never did that, I cannot explain you how to do it but some nice people are certainly ready to help you !