Thoughts on QQ Situation

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Tue May 20 21:25:36 EDT 2008

It's pretty clear that at this point the QQ prpl is unmaintained.

Based on some bug reports and people in #pidgin, my impression is that
it doesn't work reliably.

There are 4 QQ patches in the tracker, 2 of them are quite large. 3 of
them are from the same person.
It doesn't look like these are likely to get evaluated any time soon
simply because nobody is capable of doing it.  I don't think that is
fair to the developer who has clearly put forward a lot effort on
these patches.

I see 3 options:
   1 - Find a new maintainer.  With the size of the apparent QQ
userbase, surely there is someone capable
plugin.and interested in stepping forward.  Perhaps the author of the
significant patches in the tracker is interested?
   2 - Do nothing.  Patches will continue sit in tracker, bugs reports
will continue to come in.
   3 - Remove the QQ prpl from the tree.  Perhaps someone will pick it
up and maintain it as a 3rd party

What are your thoughts?
My current opinion is that the options are listed in order of
preference, with the caveat that 2 and 3 are going to eventually
switch positions.


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