Bug 649826

Summary: Review Request: instantbird - Instant messaging client based on XULrunner and libpurple
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Hicham HAOUARI <hicham.haouari>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it <nobody>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: brendan.jones.it, limburgher, notting, package-review
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Description Hicham HAOUARI 2010-11-04 12:05:07 EDT
Spec URL: http://hicham.fedorapeople.org/instantbird/F-14/instantbird.spec
SRPM URL: http://hicham.fedorapeople.org/instantbird/F-14/SRPMS/instantbird-0.2-1.1291hg.fc14.src.rpm
Instantbird is an IM client based on Mozilla's XULrunner.
It supports connecting to all of the popular IRC networks 
through the use of libpurple, Pidgin's messaging core.

It supports all of the usual IM networks, like AIM, MSN, 
Jabber and so on.
Comment 1 Brendan Jones 2010-11-08 08:22:46 EST
Hi Hicham

you might just want to comment where you obtained the extra sources from.


Comment 2 Hicham HAOUARI 2010-11-08 09:35:49 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> Hi Hicham
> you might just want to comment where you obtained the extra sources from.
> regards,
> Brendan

The extra tarball is just a minimal subset of the official xulrunner sources from mozilla, I used it as a convenience to workaround my limited bandwidth.

Once things go official, I will either :

- Use the official tarball from instantbird.org which include the xulrunner source tree.
- Use the xulrunner source available from the lookaside cache.
Comment 3 Gwyn Ciesla 2011-06-27 10:24:18 EDT
Must be B:   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries
Comment 4 Hicham HAOUARI 2011-06-27 19:06:08 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Must be B:   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries

Ideally yes, but upstream says that it is not feasible since they use a heavily patched libpurple.

Their patches have been rejected by upstream.
Comment 5 Gwyn Ciesla 2011-06-27 19:40:54 EDT
Then document that and file for an exception with FPC.
Comment 6 Jason Tibbitts 2012-04-24 20:10:52 EDT
Haven't seen that bundling exception request; until that happens I'm not sure it's reasonable to move forward with a review.  Marking this NotReady; please clear the whiteboard when progress has been made.