People don't read the mail list

David Balazic David.Balazic at
Tue May 18 05:26:30 EDT 2010

... obviously (judging by the latest posts).
Neither do they check the archives.

So how about serving them the relevant information instead?

Currently it seems to be:
 - flash issue on Windows
 - theme changing
 - maybe one or two more I forgot

This could be put on one (or more) of the following places:
 - home page (it already has a similar purpose line or two, currently saying:
Pidgin 2.7.0 is out with fixes for AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo! JAPAN login and a bunch of new features! )

 - About window of pidgin, before the mail list address, somewhere around "Helpful Resources"

 - same as above, but just a button or link , titled like "(Current) Known issues (- read this first)"
   linking to a page listing the few most common problems with the current version (or the version
   the user is actually running, even if just suggesting an upgrade to latest)
   This could also be a menu item in the Help menu.
   Displayed as:
     - regular web page, using the system browser
or maybe:
    - displayed inline in the about dialog or a special "Known issues" dialog

Hopefully this would reduce the amount of repeat questions ont the list.

David Balažic
Software Engineer

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