Pidgin usability look on the web
tux at tuxslare.org
Thu Aug 21 12:20:35 EDT 2008
Casey Harkins wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 11:51 +0300, Timo Jyrinki wrote:
>> Just noticed this usability check from Ubuntu's devel list:
>> Ubuntu is considering replacing Pidgin with Empathy in the default
>> installation at some point because of integration and v&v features,
>> but probably not the next release. Matthew did a comparison  which
>> lead him to suggest staying with Pidgin in 8.10 and considering
>> Empathy for 9.04. He found some usability problems in both programs.
>> Matthew works as interface designer for Canonical, so I guess there
>> could be some value for the developers in what he has found.
>>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2008-August/005307.html
> The author also notes:
> "I look forward to working with the Empathy and Pidgin developers, if
> invited, to design solutions to their usability problems."
> Maybe we should touch base with him and let him know we'd welcome his
> input and suggested solutions to some of the issues he identified.
Although I agree with this, I believe that the main argument for
replacement is going to be V&V support, and I suppose other distros
should follow suit.
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