Proposed changes for Pidgin 2.7.0

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Fri Jul 17 22:10:10 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Ka-Hing Cheung<khc at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 21:11 +0300, Jani Monoses wrote:
>> >> discontinue support for very ancient versions of glib, but I think,
>> >> minimally, we ought to compile on an out of the box debian stable and
>> >> out of the box most recent rhel.  I don't know off the top of my head
>> >> what versions these would be.
>> Is a server oriented and stability-focused distro like RHEL that
>> important when deciding Pidgin dependencies? I doubt that catering for
>> distros that make up less than 1% of the desktop Linux user base is a
>> good trade-off when making developers' and the vast majority of users'
>> lives easier.
> RHEL is not just server oriented, many companies use it (or Centos) for
> workstations.
> -khc (who has many coworkers who are still using centos 4)

If they can live with an ancient distribution, surely they can live
with an old Pidgin. If not, that's their problem (although there are
easy solutions).

Felipe Contreras

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