Elimination of Howl backend for bonjour prpl

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Wed Dec 5 15:11:01 EST 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 02:49:25PM -0500, Daniel Atallah wrote:
> There are now 3 implemenations of the mdns functionality for the bonjour
> prpl: Avahi, Howl and DnsSD (Apple Bonjour) (only used on win32).
> At this point, since Howl has been discontinued for quite a while, and
> because I don't want to have to maintain it, I'm planning to eliminate the
> Howl implementation for the next release from the im.pidgin.pidgin branch.
> There are a number of things that don't work correctly in it right now (for
> example, it doesn't receive updates and buddy icons are not supported).
> Does anyone have a compelling reason why this shouldn't be done?
> -D

Which are the Adium guys using?


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