Konversation, Quassel and Kubuntu 9.10

Jonathan Thomas echidnaman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 13:57:16 BST 2009

On Thursday 23 July 2009 3:41:47 am Lydia Pintscher wrote:
> Hey,
> I looked at Konversation this weekend and it still has problems. Like
> showing tabs and list for channels at the same time. (Might be a
> configuration mistake - dunno)

Might be a bug. Did you ever use the KDE3 version? Perhaps it was a config 
upgrade oopsie. While I admit that your experience wasn't a great first 
impression, Konversation really is of good quality at the moment.

> I think Quassel is good and a very decent IRC client.

Yes, I must agree to that point, but we can do better. I feel that after the 
mediocre components we've been pushing forward in previous releases (Adept, 
the apt packagekit backend, etc) that our users deserve to get something of 
stellar quality once and a while.

> But most importantly: Can we pretty please with sugar on top stop
> changing our default programs every release just for the sake of it?
> The changes in package installers are a nightmare for every newbie.
> Same for switching the browser. Same for switching the IRC client.
> This is especially meh as we do not and can not support data migration
> between those programs. I know people can install the other programs
> but we should try to keep some uniformity imho.

For default IRC client, this really would be the last change in a long time. 
We were using Konversation for many years before one short six-month stretch 
where Quassel was default. Quassel was used to fill a crack when it was 
needed, but now Konversation is back. Most Kubuntu users are familiar with 
Konversation and switching it back would give us at least another five years 
of stability. (Whenever KDE5 rolls around)
> Cheers
> Lydia

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