Inclusion of MXit plugin into Pidgin

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Thu Sep 3 12:58:30 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-09-03 at 12:05 +0200, Pieter Loubser wrote:
> So:
> 1. The splash-screen is only shown when a MXit account is enabled.
> 2. The splash-screen is only shown at the point where the user logs into
> the MXit server.
> 3. User can press ESC to immediately close the window.
> 4. The splash-screen should only change (and be downloaded to the PC)
> once per day.
> Francois Botha posted an example of how they look to the mailing-list:
> <>
> So we don't see the splash-screen as very intrusive, and neither are
> they like the flashy banner adverts typical of many commercial IM
> clients.

_If_ MXit is included in the Pidgin repository, and _if_ we receive a
patch that takes out the splash-screen (maybe not very intrusive but
certainly not very useful), what do you suppose us to do? Reject the


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