Time to drop the qq plugin?

microcai microcai at fedoraproject.org
Tue May 10 13:36:25 EDT 2011

于 2011年05月11日 01:06, Christopher Forsythe 写道:
> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:52 AM, microcai <microcai at fedoraproject.org>wrote:
>> 于 2011年05月11日 00:39, Christopher Forsythe 写道:
>>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM, microcai <microcai at fedoraproject.org
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> On 2011年03月25日 09:13, Etan Reisner wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 01:35:44PM +1300, Eion Robb wrote:
>>>>>> As weight to the argument, there's an actively developed third party
>>>>>> prpl providing a newer version of QQ.
>>>>>> https://code.google.com/p/libqq-pidgin/
>>>>> We gave the openq people access to mtn (ipp.openq) when they stepped up
>>>> to
>>>>> maintain the current prpl (though they have clearly stopped
>> contributing
>>>>> to us, I'm assuming openq itself is also fairly dead).
>>>>> Do we want to consider doing that with the libqq-pidgin authors? Give
>>>> them
>>>> I AM one of the  libqq-pidgin maintainers.
>>>> Actually I was thinking about inform you guys about migrating the
>>>> libqq-pidgin when it get ready.
>>>> And , yeah, it works now. But due to *not upstream* so it does no exist.
>>>> Few people have tried. We need more test. And brings it to the upstream
>>>> seems to be the right choice.
>>> I'd think it would be better to just direct those who want qq to this
>> prpl
>>> rather than ship this one since it's so new.
>>> Chris
>> People who need it will use it no matter how *new* it is.
>> People who don't need it will not use it no matter how stable it is.
>> And by including it, we help the people who really need but unable to
>> get it by himself.
>> So, hey, please merge it back, don't erase it.
> Sure, people who need it will need it, that's assumed. The problem becomes
> that if Pidgin ships this prpl, or libpurple does, then it becomes a matter
> of supporting it on the pidgin side.
> I'd suggest a url inside the account window that points to the new prpl
> until it is deemed ready to go, if ever, or something along those lines. I
> don't agree with just adding some random prpl just because "people will need
> it". That's an egregious lack of restraint that shouldn't be the policy of
> any application with a user base even 1/8th the size of pidgin, finch and
> libpurple.

I basically agree with the idea.
libqq-pidgin is not yet ready for production quality, but removing the
support for QQ will sounds like very said to me.

Give a link, let people know it and try it.

V.E.O, what's your idea?

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