[TEAM] Drop XChat for 14.10

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 31 03:33:50 UTC 2014

On 07/29/2014 07:10 AM, 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
-1  I used to use Pidgin's IRC support when I used the other chat
protocols supported in Pidgin.  When XChat was to be added, IIRC, I
originally pushed that we could just use Pidgin for IRC.  However, I
eventually switched to XChat as Pidgin's support for 20+ channels per
server was lacking.  I've been using XChat for a while now and it seems
a very simple to use tool to access freenode amongst other servers.  I
agree with others that have stated in this thread that since IRC is such
an integral part of the Ubuntu community, we'd be best served to keep an
easy to use client like XChat.  If there is a simpler client that can be
integrated, I'd be open to that.


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