State of Pidgin: Discrete Installs

Gary Kramlich grim at
Tue Oct 3 11:18:09 EDT 2017

On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Richard Laager <rlaager at> wrote:
> FWIW, I'm personally -1 to the idea and implementation of supporting two
> configuration directories. In my view, this trades simplicity for
> developers now for long-term pain for users.

It's not necessarily just for developers.  When we're finally ready to
unleash 3.0 on the public, it's going to be messy.  They're going to
have issues.  I want them to be able to not have to go through an
uninstall/reinstall cycle to see if stuff is fixed.  I'm imaging we're
going to have quite a few beta/rc's much like we did for 0.60 and
2.0.0.  Making it easy to test the new while having a stable version
seems like something we really should have here.

> If we're doing a split to .pidgin for its own merits, fine. If we're
> moving to XDG for its own merits, fine.
> --
> Richard


Gary Kramlich <grim at>

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