about empathy as the default IM application

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 16 20:09:21 UTC 2009

What this? Apparently at UDS this was already discussed and Empathy is going
to replace Pidgin--

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 16:04, Asif Youssuff <yoasif at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 20:39 +0100, Alexander H Deriziotis wrote:
> > This would be a pretty bad move regarding Ubuntu's development model.
> > With a 6-month release cycle, things need to remain cutting edge. If
> > every release is just going to be a rehash of a previous one, then
> > Canonical should be releasing at least yearly.
> Yes, a rehash is so much worse than releasing stuff that is *worse* than
> what came before. Obviously I disagree -- I think that there is a real
> problem with the idea that "newer is better" -- I believe that better is
> better -- and sometimes that means it's newer, and sometimes that means
> waiting until the newer item is actually better.
> Ubuntu shouldn't be focused on being newer, it should be focused on
> being better -- if it's not better, bug #1 doesn't /deserve/ to be
> closed.
> -Asif

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