Drop Gwibber from default install

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at ubuntu.com
Sat Mar 10 20:11:05 UTC 2012

On 03/10/2012 12:01 PM, Kai Mast wrote:
> 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?
> greetings
> Kai Mast
I personally share your frustration with Gwibber and I personally do not 
use it because I do not feel that it is a mature and stable Twitter 
Client although I do know that Ken VanDine has been putting a lot of 
work into the project since I sometimes peak into his changes to see how 
the client is progressing. I had hope by 12.04 Gwibber might be a bit 
more up to par in design and features but maybe next LTS right?

I do not think however that removing Gwibber is a good idea because 
however much we may dislike the current state of that client it is still 
widely used and I know people who surprisingly use it.

Benjamin Kerensa                          "I am what I am because
Team Lead, Ubuntu Oregon                  of who we all are." - Ubuntu
bkerensa at ubuntu.com

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