Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22

24 sep 2007 kl. 10.54 skrev Ali Sabil:


So I planned to reply to this thread later today but this kind of mud slinging forced me to do so earlier (will try to reply on the subject at hand later though).

On 9/24/07, Jason D. Clinton <me jasonclinton com> wrote:
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.

I guess you never really used Ekiga? did you?

Ekiga is nowhere near user friendly, am not even sure it is HIG
compliant. It doesn't have any ICE support last time I checked, which
in other words means that it will never work reliably in a
NATed/Firewalled environment (which let me remind you is the most
common case with the proliferation of home routers).

Please keep the focus on Empathy and avoid trashing other projects. Focus on why Empathy is better rather than how other projects are worse. If you really care about getting Empathy into the GNOME Desktop you shouldn't alienate GNOME Developers and Users this way.

It is especially important in topics such as this to stay on topic, this proposal is already somewhat infectious as it talks about replacing existing GNOME Desktop applications.

Also please compare existing features and not potential future ones based on the assumption that one project will implement them and another won't move.

Best Regards,
  Mikael Hallendal
Imendio AB,

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