Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22
- From: "Jaap Haitsma" <jaap haitsma org>
- To: "Jason D. Clinton" <me jasonclinton com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 08:24:31 +0200
On 9/24/07, Jason D. Clinton <me jasonclinton com> wrote:
> On 9/24/07, Peter Gordon <peter thecodergeek com> wrote:
> > So? Distros are free to package and ship GNOME components however they
> > see fit so long as they comply with any applicable copyright/trademark
> > licensing. Unfortunately, as a good analogy, most tend to ship Firefox
> > or Seamonkey as the default browser instead of Epiphany - Does this mean
> > we should just stop hacking on Epiphany entirely? That would be far
> > counterproductive to GNOME's goal of being a consistent, user-friendly
> > desktop.
> The critical difference in that analogy is that the thousands and
> thousands of man-hours spent on Gecko are reused in the
> Gnome-ification called Epiphany. As Empathy is proposed, all the work
> in protocol implementation that has come before in the form of Ekiga
> and Pidgin appears to be thrown out the window.
Empathy uses telepathy on which also thousand of men hours are spent.
Telepathy uses libraries like libpurple, libloudmouth, sofiasip,
python-msn, libbtctl. On these libraries also many hours are spent.
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