[Proposal] - No instant messenger in Ubuntu Studio.

Eric Hedekar afterthebeep at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 00:48:04 BST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 4:22 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I /thought/ I expressed my disapproval w/Ubuntu switching to Empathy
> over Pidgin early in the cycle but I mighta just ranted in IRC. :P
> In any case, the more I thought about asking Luke to switch it in our
> seeds I thought about whether it really makes sense for Studio? A distro
> that is *not* a desktop distro.
> So I propose we support/ship no client by default. Let the user apt-get
> whatever they like.
> Please chime in on this so we can act quickly. (as I'm sure we're
> totally up against a freeze or something)
> -Cory K.

IF there's still time, I'd support shipping Karmic without a
messenger.  The only downside is that we conduct much of the Ubuntu
Studio work on IRC and shipping without any IRC client might send a
slight anti-participatory signal to users (just a slight one).  I do
feel though that if we do ship a messenger, there's no reason to stray
from the default Ubuntu client (empathy in this case).

- Eric

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