Google Talk

Allan Clark allanc at
Tue May 22 21:21:53 EDT 2007

On 5/22/07, Andreas Monitzer <pidgin at> wrote:
> On May 23, 2007, at 02:43, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> > Peter Lawler spake unto us the following wisdom:
> >> Personally, I don't think Pidgin should bend to meet lame corporate
> >> marketing brands. It's almost like advocating a dumbing down of
> >> the UI.
> >> I believe there's been previous discussion about throwing a link
> >> in the
> >> add account UI part that'd point to the protocol's signin page.
> >> I'd go
> >> as far as to say maybe what's required is some explanatory text, eg:
> >
> > I have been in favor of extra, explanatory text for some time.  Some
> > people feel that the probability of users actually *reading* that text
> > is near nil, a position for which I have sympathy.
> What about using a template that automatically fills in the values,
> instead of a separate protocol type?

I talked before of doing this from a SRV DNS request on the current
client's domain.  That would make it "automatic" ... but might block
having two defaults within a subnet.


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