Bug 214075 - RFE: GAIM Login, enhancement for kiosk or non-permanent users
RFE: GAIM Login, enhancement for kiosk or non-permanent users
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2006-11-05 08:20 EST by Kevin Verma
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-05 21:41:35 EST
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Description Kevin Verma 2006-11-05 08:20:36 EST
Description of problem:
This is well established that GAIM is a multi-protocol chat/IM client app. 

However this RFE can be basically considered as a suggested enhancement to get
Linux as preferred desktop around the world on kiosks and Internet cafes as a
cheaper & stable alternative to what else is available. 

This might be a complicated thought to implement bu here it goes: 
Upon start-up of GAIM presently only the user with stored protocol and account
configuration can log in. 

This is not desirable for people who will just come to use a Linux PC as guests. 

So perhaps GAIM login interface could be enhanced in a way where anymore
information than of username-account be option to change for a particular
account, and users to be allowed to log into multiple protocols while GAIM
processes runs as single instance as normally.
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2006-11-05 21:41:35 EST
There have been multiple requests for this kind of functionality in the past. 
Upstream developers are not interested in this.  I would suggest implementing it
and suggesting it for upstream inclusion, perhaps as a non-default parameter
used when launching gaim.

Because this not a Fedora specific issue, I am closing this UPSTREAM.  You must
deal with the upstream project regarding this.

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