Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22

Le dimanche 23 septembre 2007 �7:31 -0500, Jason D. Clinton a �it :
> On 9/23/07, Olav Vitters <olav bkor dhs org> wrote:
>         > today. Are we going to help Empathy with it's effort to some
>         day offer a
>         > point-for-point feature match? That's what we are
>         discussing.
>         I don't believe this is what is meant with joining the GNOME
>         project. It 
>         is not that we do a 'oh, lets reassign some persons from
>         $PROJECT to
>         Empathy'.
> I agree with your statement about developer allocation. But that's not
> what I mean. Inclusion in the official Gnome suite adds a certain
> level of additional credibility to a project. And while this is always
> good for the project in question, in this case, we would publicly be
> encouraging the fragmentation of the de facto Gnome desktop IM space.
> Would the benefits of telepathy over libpurple outweigh the damage
> done to community coherancy? At this point, it seems that it would
> have a net negative effect on end user experience over the course of
> the next 2-3 years in the sense that two integratable IM projects
> would have competing teams of folks working on integrating said
> applications with the Gnome deskop applications. 
> In practice, this means more work for module maintainers who have to
> accept patches from two different IM projects.

I'm pretty sure there is lots more developers working on the Telepathy
stack than on pidgin, maybe it's the other way the fragmentation
happens, pidgin developers should stop working on a dead project and
contribute to Empathy/Telepathy? Or maybe everybody is free to work on
the project he likes...

Xavier Claessens.

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