Default application for IRC
gridcube at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:23:18 UTC 2014
I just tried to use Hexchat on my work computer and it refused to work with
my proxy settings, while at the same time it was working on xchat perfectly.
2014-06-25 8:27 GMT-03:00 Thomas Molloy <lderan at outlook.com>:
> Aye will have a go with the Hexchat and the plugin over the next few days
> to see how they fair for me
> - Lderan
> > Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:58:35 +0200
> > From: simon at xfce.org
> > To: xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Subject: Default application for IRC
> > Hey everyone,
> > as our next release is not LTS we're reviewing some of our default app
> choices and considering to move away from XChat, as it hasn't been
> maintained as actively lately as e.g. its fork hexchat. 
> > We've discussed this in today's community meeting and the outcome of
> this first review was a bit mixed. While neither of the present team
> members really use/d pidgin for IRC, it could still be enough as an easy
> way for users to get on IRC to get support. Additionally there's the
> webchat option on xubuntu.org.
> > So this is what it comes down to (at least the way I see it):
> > 1) Should we replace XChat as our default IRC client?
> > 2) Is the IM app we already ship (pidgin) and the webchat option enough
> to replace XChat?
> > 3) Should we use hexchat over 1) or 2)?
> > I personally wouldn't mind replacing XChat and trying something new,
> mostly because it doesn't seem maintained. I still have to take both pidgin
> and hexchat for a spin though, because I haven't used the latter at all and
> the other I haven't used for IRC.
> > I propose that (at least) members of the Xubuntu team try these apps for
> real too and we have another – more informed and experience-based –
> discussion at the next team meeting.
> > Cheers
> > Simon
> > 
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