Kevin M Stange kevin at
Sat Apr 7 18:10:56 EDT 2007

Gary Kramlich wrote:
> Luke Schierer wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 04:49:22PM -0500, Gary Kramlich wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Luke Schierer wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 04:21:35PM -0500, Gary Kramlich wrote:
>>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>>> John Bailey (rekkanoryo) has just informed us in
>>>>> devel at that the story as just hit slashdot's
>>>>> firehose, which is meant to be a catch for misinformed stories, but is
>>>>> slowly climbing up to being published.
>>>>> My question is, are we announcing today, or are we going to continue to
>>>>> wait.  I vote for today since the post to translators is already
>>>>> archived and showing up on digg and wikipedia.
>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>> It should not be hard to edit the emails I sent to packagers and
>>>> translators into a general announcement.  I'm all for doing so.  I'm on
>>>> a computer currently, but I will be going to the Easter Vigil Mass
>>>> tonight, so my availability this evening and tomorrow is limited.
>>>> luke
>>> Well, the slashdot story is in the blue right now, when it gets to red
>>> it'll be published in 20 mins, which is what I have been told.  And we
>>> don't have enough people to keep it off, so what do we want to do when
>>> this hits?  I'm perched and ready to +m #gaim, I've already +m'd
>>> #pidgin.  But without an announcement, and no explanation, we're looking
>>> really bad.
>> Okay, I've got an edited version of my text that I'll post to the
>> news shortly.
>> luke
> Sounds good, but how should we go about handling #gaim and #pidgin?

I think we should eventually get a Freenode rep to set the redirection
mode from #gaim to #pidgin.  We should establish a win32 channel as well
and probably do the same.  I've already registered #pidgin-win32, so we
could use that, unless we want to use #winpidgin.

I would suggest setting the topic to something concise that explains the
change, like this:

"Welcome to the new home of Pidgin and libpurple, formerly Gaim. | For
more information, see: <URL>"

I think as long as people are there to inform others, it is not at all
unreasonable to remove the +m mode, though it will be swamped quickly.


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