I just pushed the initial code for the telepathy backend to the repo. The basic stuff is hooked up, i.e. you can create an account, connect to the server, observe the chit-chat between the CM and the OCS server in the debug log, and see the account finally going online.
The current state is mainly of interest for developers, because all the stuff interesting to the user, e.g. contact lists and IM, aren't working yet. Once those are implemented I propose a version jump to 2.0 for the next release.
LOL, thank you! It's like beening home here.