Re: GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.3.0: "Mighty Atom"

lör 2003-04-12 klockan 20.09 skrev John (J5) Palmieri:


> While Gaim was created to be an AIM clone it does many different
> protocols today.  This includes IRC and Jabber which are both open
> protocols.

As co-author of Gossip (not yet released gnome2-jabber client) what I
think is important here is that the client we choose for GNOME uses a
non-propriatary protocol as the default one, and uses the others as

Last time I checked out gaim (haven't tested 0.60 but I've tested a gtk2
version) it did AIM and the rest as plugins, are you guys at all
interested in changing default behaviour of gaim (to make it a Jabber
client primary)?

Another thing with Gaim that I don't quite get is why do the user have
to "enable" plugins. Wouldn't it just be smarter to have a check button
or something saying "I want to use ICQ" and that sets a set of widget
sensitive so that the user can fill in the information for it?
I don't really get why I have to "Enable plugin foo", it's all nice that
it's implemented as plugins but I don't see why it should be mirrored in
the UI.

Anyway, I really think we should use Jabber and either use Jabber
(through gateways in the Jabber protocol) against propriatary IM
protocols) or through plugins as in GAIM for the extra protocols.

  Mikael Hallendal

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