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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Does Trinity include the messenger SIM?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:49:40 -0500
> On Tuesday 20 September 2011 21:42:20 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> >> No, we do not include or maintain that software.  The Trinity project
>> is
>> >> very concerned about the legal status of software included in our
>> >> repository, and software with questionable legal status that does not
>> >> add
>> >> significant functionality to Trinity is not included.  I suggest that
>> >> Trinity users stick to the legal alternatives of Kopete and
>> >> Konversation.
>> >
>> > The problem there is only with one file.
>> And what use is an instant messenger that does not support Yahoo?
> I don't know, I do not use Yahoo personally. It has multiple
> other plugins.

I didn't really expect an answer to this question.  Most users here would
expect an instant messenger to work with MSN and Yahoo--Kopete does!

>> As a project with limited resources we do not support applications that:
>> a.) Are maintained upstream
>> b.) Have standalone replacements that fully include the feature set of
>> the
>> application in question
>> c.) Would utilise an unusual amount of Trinity developer resources to
>> maintain, especially applications where there are legal problems or b.)
>> above applies.
>> d.) Have a very low user base under Trinity.
> I just asked you, whether you have it, not why you do not have it.

I know. :-)  I just thought this was a good time to post some policy on
what applications are included in Trinity.