Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214075
RFE: GAIM Login, enhancement for kiosk or non-permanent users
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 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.
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.