Trent Lloyd lathiat at
Sat Oct 14 14:59:54 BST 2006

Hi Joel,

On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 08:44:03PM -0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> Hello,
>   I like to ask why libhowl-avahi-compat0 isn't compiled with gaim?

Do you mean 'why gaim isn't compiled with libhowl-avahi-compat0'?

For a start, last check the gaim zeroconf module was relatively useless
and just showed state, you couldn't actually message [if this has
changed I'd love for someone to let me know]

Secondly on the Ubuntu side of things, libavahi-howl-compat0 is in the
'universe' respository, thus gaim cannot depend on it.

> and also avahi isnt' enabled by default. It'l be great if those are
> enabled by default.

This has been discussed at length and Avahi will not be default enabled
on edgy, however this may change in future releases. 

See for more information


Trent Lloyd <lathiat at> Networking Inc.

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