No IRC in Kopete for KDE 4.1?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu Aug 28 18:27:49 BST 2008

2008/8/28 Derek Broughton <news at>:
>> How about looking at it the other way? There already _is_ a KDE chat
>> client that supports multiple protocols. Why develop a separate app
>> just for IRC? Why shouldn't the Konversation team devote their time to
>> IRC support in Kopete?
> Actually, that's what I'm saying.  They're the ones who'd have to make it
> function as a kpart.

I will propose it on BKO. Might save some work.

>> So much of the Kopete / Konversation code is
>> likely duplicate anyway. If there will be a separate IRC client, why
>> not a separate Jabber client, a separate ICQ client, a separate Yahoo
>> client, a separate MSN client, and a separate AIM client?
> Strictly there probably should, and there's no reason that each client
> couldn't be separated.

Shared code. It would be easier to make a dedicated MSN client at this
stage by taking Kopete and stripping everything else.

Dotan Cohen


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