Which distributions are represented here?

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at suse.cz
Wed Jul 15 12:06:40 EDT 2009

John Bailey wrote:
> Hi, guys,
> As the subject of this message points out, I'm curious which distributions are
> represented here.  I know RedHat is, but I'm not sure who all is on here and if
> we need to get people from distributions added.  For example, do we have
> representation from Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE/OpenSUSE, etc.?  The
> RedHat-centric nature of the 2.7.0 changes thread made me wonder.

openSUSE & SLES/SLED is here as well.

We distribute latest pidgin version only with the latest product
(openSUSE Factory) only with a small effort to backport it (it is
available from unofficial community repositories in the openSUSE Build
Service). In case of community support I don't see a problem to say:
"Please update gtk+ and glib as well. They are backward compatible."

All released distributions stay at versions from time of its release.

Until now we were able to backport all security and protocol issues to
released versions. Our gaim still works with ICQ and our pidgin-2.3.1
still connects to Yahoo. Well, there is an exception:
SSL certificate verification support was not backported to gaim and old
versions of pidgin and we did a version update there.

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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