Trent Lloyd lathiat at
Sun Oct 15 13:54:54 BST 2006

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 12:54:22PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 09:59:54PM +0800, Trent Lloyd wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 08:44:03PM -0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> > >   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.
> This is a consequence, not the reason (it's not that hard to move
> binaries from universe to main once something depends on it). However,
> back when we first moved avahi into main, I was explicitly told with my
> archive administrator hat on that libavahi-compat-howl0 should be left
> in universe. Unfortunately I no longer recall the reason, but it's
> probably in the #ubuntu-devel IRC archive.

Well, the howl compat stuff is a bit dirty and I guess it was considered
not as well supportable as the other Avahi stuff, I guess we could
revisit this if it's goign to provide good value-add to some packages.

Anyone know any other programs in main that could benefit from the howl
compat library?


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