KDE Telepathy or Kopete

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Mar 27 16:52:52 UTC 2012

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 05:47:40 PM David Edmundson wrote:
> > I don't think we need to worry a lot about Kopete maintenance other than
> > security issues.  It does what it does.  It doesn't do what it doesn't
> > do. The code doesn't churn much from release to release, so there's not
> > a lot of risk that a year or two from now some serious performance bug
> > will be identified that someone will have to figure out without help
> > from (the almost dead) upstream.
> That's not entirely true in the case of IM. IM is a bit different
> because it relies on servers and protocols (often reversed engineered)
> which can randomly change. MSN (for example) are known to change their
> protocol and after a while not allow anyone using the older version.
> So a bug can "appear" later, which doesn't exist now. Which is awful
> but quite likely.

This is a good point, but I think my points about backportability of fixes from 
later releases apply here too (up to the point where KDE Telepathy achieves 
world domination).

Scott K

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