Re: default messaging/VoIP client for Debian 8/Jessie
On 30/03/14 15:45, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 11:49:08AM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>>> If you want GNOME to switch from Empathy to jitsi I think that would
>>> be a conversation that should be had with upstream, not with Debian. I
>>> doubt they would be interested in it due to the Java requirement
>> Whichever desktop is in use, why does Debian have to accept what
>> upstream recommends as an IM/VoIP client if we know something else is
>> going to give users far greater chance of success?
> With respect to GNOME, you did not explain how well jitsi is blending
> into the GNOME3 desktop.
> Is it using GTK3, does it have a GNOME3 branding?
These are relevant considerations
However, in my view, these questions are much higher on the list of
- does it only talk to friends on the same LAN or anywhere?
- is the communication secure (relative to alternatives)?
- is it easy to set up?
- does it empower other types of development (e.g. for
people wanting to build WebRTC web applications) on
a free platform?
To put it another way, the most widely used softphones are not GNOME
related either, millions of users are choosing them simply because they
appear to work regularly and they are very easy to set up. Jitsi is
probably the most compelling competitor for those proprietary products