New UI

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Fri Aug 3 14:21:26 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 01:19:45PM -0400, Josh Williams wrote:
> On 8/3/07, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
> > We shouldn't discourage people from registering their dissatisfaction just
> > because we've talked about it before.  Josh's email was short and simple--it
> > doesn't look like he was expecting to spark any type of argument, he was just
> > letting us know how he feels, and I value that.
> Well said. If nothing else, please just consider this as another
> "vote" against the new UI. IMHO, Gaim 2.0 beta 6 has the best
> interface of all the versions. To be honest, I don't like any of the
> changes that were made in the Pidgin releases (including the new
> images).
> This may not be such a problem if there was an option to change it
> back to the old style (or, better yet, make the old style the
> _default_).
> It is unacceptable to assume that everyone just *should* use a smaller
> window size. The default in 2.10 is far too small IMO (I don't even
> think it could handle 72 chars).

No one is making you use a small window.  We are making it *possible.*
YOU (and those like you) are the ones who are attempting to restrict
choices about window size here.

> I administer several GNU/Linux systems, and _every_ user complained
> when I upgraded to Pidgin. This should not happen. Upgrades should be
> for the better.

I agree.  But our highly diverse user base cannot agree on what "better"


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