KDE Telepathy or Kopete

Jussi Schultink jussi01 at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 30 06:57:28 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> On Friday, March 30, 2012 09:37:04 AM Jussi Schultink wrote:
>> Have we considered (correct me if I am wrong) that with KTP we can add
>> newer versions with bugfixes to 12.04.1 etc if it is already there?
>> Kopete will cause lots of support work (because its unmaintained, we
>> have to write fixes for security bugs, we have to provide updates
>> etc), and we can have it as an installable alternative for those
>> people with a use case for the bits KTP does not provide.
>> Jussi
> Since KTP is under rapid feature development, there aren't going to be bug fix
> updates to use for KTP.  What we have in Precise will rapidly diverge from
> what the KTP devs are working on.  So, while KTP is maintained, the versions
> we will have in Precise won't be.
> OTOH, lots of distros use Kopete, so we won't be on our own.  Also KDE is
> still supporting Kopete (in limited terms) so we can, at least for some
> indeterminate time, expect upstream security fixes that can more or less be
> easily backported to Precise.
> It's kind of backwards, but because no new feature development work is being
> done in Kopete, we've got a better chance of being able to backport changes
> from future releases.

Sounds fairly sane reasons why we would go for Kopete. +1 from me then.

> Scott K
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