KDE Telepathy or Kopete

Tres Finocchiaro fatbuttlarry at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 04:01:54 UTC 2012

My vote is to move forward.

I haven't used an IM client for over a year, except at work, where we use
Pidgin + SIPE for compatibility with Microsoft Office Communicator.

Google Voice works just fine through the web browser, and I've given up on
support for it on the desktop.

The indicator missing is definitely a loss, but as previous have said, it's
very similar to dropping Pidgin or Gimp from Ubuntu.  First look at your
target audience, then weigh the impact of removing Kopete against the gains
of switching to KTP, then have the power users apt-get what's missing.  Empathy
didn't work with Google Chat
and somehow, people seemed to get by.

I've been sick of Kopete for so long, I'd even vote Pidgin over it.


On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM, David Wonderly
<david.wonderly at kubuntu.org>wrote:

> On Wednesday, March 28, 2012 08:44:15 AM Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 05:29:57PM +0200, Harald Sitter wrote:
> > > KTP
> >
> > +1 from me for KTP.  I rarely found myself using Kopete and find myself
> > running kde-telepathy all the time, mostly because it's easy to use with
> > gtalk and facebook.
> >
> > But I'm happy enough to be voted down by kubuntu-council on that,
> advantages
> > either way.
> >
> > Jonathan
> While I see the benifits of having one over the other, the question should
> be
> what one are we willing to support for the next 5 years? This is an LTS
> release and if Kopete is going to dissipear in the next 5 years and be
> fully
> replaced by KPT then I would think that KPT would be the way to go.
> So, if KPT is being maintained and has developers and Kopete doesn't, I
> think
> for a support view KPT would be the way to go. Either one has pros and
> cons.
> Cheers!
> Dave
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