Re: Bug#479440: ITP: funpidgin -- A pidgin fork
On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 11:28:40PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-05-04 at 23:24 +0300, Mohammed Sameer wrote:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: Mohammed Sameer <email@example.com>
> > * Package name : funpidgin
> > Version : 2.4.1
> > Upstream Author : A lot. Can't be listed here!
> > * URL : http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net
> > * License : GPL
> > Programming Lang: C
> > Description : graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client based on pidgin
> > Funpidgin is a graphical, modular Instant Messaging client capable of using
> > AIM/ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, IRC, Jabber, Napster, Zephyr, Gadu-Gadu, Bonjour,
> > Groupwise, Sametime, SILC, and SIMPLE all at once.
> > It has all the features offered by pidgin plus:
> > * "Entry area manual sizing" a plugin by that allows manual resizing of the entry area.
> > * An option to set the size of the buddy icons displayed in the chat window.
> > * An option to let the window manager place new windows.
> > * Two different ways of seeing that your buddies are typing.
> > * An optional send button for Tablet PC users.
> Maybe you could wait to see whether this fork lasts, and adds some
> *substantial* features, before adding it?
my understanding is that this is a 'protest' fork made to add a feature
that the upstream did not want(the resizing). So as long as the upstream
resists, it should survive.
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