[TEAM] Drop XChat for 14.10

Bruno Benitez gridcube at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 13:22:42 UTC 2014

2014-07-29 9:35 GMT-03:00 Elfy <ub.untu at btinternet.com>:

On 29/07/14 13:10, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
>> Hey Xubuntu team members,
>> we started voting on a proposal for the default IRC client in today's
>> meeting[0].
>> In short, what we're voting on is whether to drop XChat for Xubuntu
>> 14.10.
>> == Rationale ==
>> Those who need IRC can still use pidgin and this is a consistent move
>> in terms of streamlining our default applications (remember the
>> dropping of GThumb in 14.04).
>> This decision would be revisited for 15.04, so if we'd see the need, we
>> could re-add XChat (or hexchat).
>> == Voting ==
>> Just reply with +1, 0 or -1 to this thread – you can obviously also
>> explain why you voted one or the other way. So far, we have 4 votes
>> from team members for the proposal to drop XChat and 0 against (and 0
>> abstained).
>> Please note that ONLY XUBUNTU TEAM MEMBERS CAN VOTE. Other votes are
>> ignored, so please don't send a vote and waste bandwidth unless you are
>> an active member of the Xubuntu team [1].
>> == End of vote ==
>> This vote will expire in one week (June 6th, 10:00 UTC), so please send
>> in your votes in a timely manner.
>> Cheers
>> Simon
>> Xubuntu Project Lead
>> [0]
>> http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/xubuntu-devel/2014/xubuntu-devel.2014-07-29-10.30.log.txt
>> [1] https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-team/+members#active


we see many people who join the channel for support from xchat, we been
saying them to on our installer for years. Xchat or any IRC program looks
different enough from an IM program to give people confidence on joining
and asking, the program is already preset to join freenode and the channels
needed for them to just open the program and be already in a place where
people with some knowledge can help them with their problems. If it can be
assured that it is as easy as "open xchat and ask a question" to use pidgin
I would have no problem with it.

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