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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 13:43:01 -0500
> On Tuesday 20 September 2011 21:49:40 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> >> 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!
> Nobody uses Yahoo or MSN here though.

>> >> 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
> I would prefer to use an application that is integrated with my desktop.

What's wrong with Kopete or Konversation?

>> >> 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 don't think user base of Trinity is large anyway.

Well, the population of power users is small compared to regular users in
most cases anyway.  You know what I meant; out of Trinity users I would
bet most people never even heard of kde-sim.

If you want to maintain it that's fine with me.  I won't consider it for
inclusion in the Trinity archives until it supports the Yahoo protocol
legally again, and even then it would be conditional on your future
maintenance to handle problems with APIs, etc.  From where I sit there are
plenty of good Trinity-integrated IRC applications available, and effort
should be focused on fixing bugs and upcoming problems such as the
network-manager 0.9 API switch.