brainstorming for UDS-N - Package Selection and Defaults

Shane Fagan shanepatrickfagan at
Thu Sep 30 23:10:50 BST 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 18:01 -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Thursday, September 30, 2010 05:22:48 pm Mario Limonciello wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 15:52, Jorge O. Castro <jorge at> wrote:
> > > You are both correct, what an opportune time to finally get rid of the
> > > insane notion that an operating system needs an IRC client by default!
> > > 
> > > (I am totally serious, and flames offlist please. :) )
> > 
> > I have to agree with Jorge here.  Outside of my geeky friends and fellow
> > Ubuntu developers, most people don't know what IRC even is.
> The only mode of real-time tech support within the Ubuntu community?
> -- 
> Mackenzie Morgan
I have to agree with the others on this one IRC is a little bit out of
most users lives. Id say we should just fix empathy's crappy IRC or not
include an IRC client at all. (And by fix I mean make the UI a lot more
responsive and to not auto scroll down when you are scrolling up or
crash when you get more than 100 missed messages). And on the support
thing we really should direct people to launchpad answers and the ubuntu
forums more than IRC because its a lot harder to give out real time
answers to more technical questions (especially on weekends). 


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