It seems gnomeicu is missing from the 8.0 version. Its sad as its the only ICQ
client that has a gnome2 release and the only one that has the most complete
support for the current icq protocol...
The ideal situation is one "instant messenger" client that handles the various
protocols. Otherwise the menus have to have:
instead of just:
I'd rather see gaim ICU support fixed up. Or gnomeicu extended to
handle more protocols.
Well.. that's in our plans.. AIM and ICQ are pretty much there.. and MSN is
next... But I prefer to have solid support for icq before moving on to other
protocols, so we dont end up like some other clients which support many
protocols but dont support any of them very well...
If GnomeICU and GAIM are both trying to cover all protocols, it'd be good to
merge the projects... have there been any discussions like that?
A good solid comparison of both clients would be useful, ideally in a few months
next time we're looking at what packages to add.
I really don't want to have two different chat clients that are functionally
Havoc, one of the problems though is that none of the IM clients out there was
good support for more than a pair or two of protocols. GAIM's Jabber support
needs work, it's ICQ has been reported flakey (although current upstream
version might fix them).
I think it's reasonable to have two/three IM clients. Personally I'm thinking
GAIM, Gabber, and GnomeICU.
If we could get lots of projects to merge it'd be nice. I'm not sure it'll
happen anytime soon. Look at Koffice, Kroupware, etc. Even though I'm switched
(mostly) to KDE, I think it's ridiculous not to work w/ Evo and OO.
In any case. Just MO. Cheers, -Ali
> Havoc, one of the problems though is that none of the IM clients out there was
> good support for more than a pair or two of protocols.
Sure, but that's a bug. :-/
If we have a client that aspires to handle them all, that's the way I really
want to go, and fix any issues with that client's support for given protocols...
Don't know if it matters :) but I agree with Havoc. Gaim works great for most of
the users. If others heard about gnomeICU and want to stick to it, feel free to
download and install it, red hat doesn't prohibit it. The majority wants just
Note, if gnomeICU is better, we're happy to consider it. All I'm saying is
wouldn't it be cool if we had just one that worked really well. That's the
For me the killer feature in gnomeICU was the ability to install an applet in
the panel and control the program from here.
this bug was filed before the gnome2 version of Gaim, now IMO is
obsolete, is only duplicate functionality
Agreed. Nothing will stop gnomeicu from being in Extras later, but
gaim is all we need for Core.