Drop Gwibber from default install

Conscious User conscioususer at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 21:12:41 UTC 2012

Em 10-03-2012 17:01, Kai Mast escreveu:
> Hey Guys,
> I would like to open a discussion about removing Gwibber from the
> default install. Gwibber has several defects that make it way worse to
> use than the Twitter-Website.
> - No support for Twitters Streaming API makes it a lot slower than the
> Website
>      NOTE: This feature is nearly 2 years old!!
>          https://bugs.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/520238
> - No autocompletion of usernames makes it much more difficult to
> communicate with Gwibber
>         https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/247015
> Also some other stuff that is really annoying:
> - No smooth scrolling
>          https://bugs.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/828593
> - No multi-column view
>          https://bugs.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/825555
> Is there anybody actually using Gwibber on a daily basic? I have it
> uninstalled on all my machines and use Twitter through the Web-Interface.
> I would love to use a native desktop-application but Gwibber is just
> missing soo many features.
> What do you think?

Before big decisions like dropping or replacing an app, it is
always good to contact the developers to know exactly how
those issues are being handled.

Yes, the bug report is a kind of contact already, but people
on this list might have some extra resources like knowing
where the devs lurk in IRC, etc. Plus, it is not a uncommon
that a lot of development is happening silently.

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