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Re: ICQ programs for KDE

Am Freitag, 5. März 2004 18:11 schrieb Paul Johnson:
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 01:03:06PM +0100, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 5. M?rz 2004 10:42 schrieb Jan Ulrich Hasecke:
> > > Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> writes:
> > > > ICQ is slowly getting killed off by AOL in favor of AIM.  Consider
> > > > switching to Jabber.
> >
> > I eventually take a look at it but _everyone_ I know uses ICQ (lots
> > of Windows users with e.g. Trillian) and none of them uses Jabber.
> All of them are on jabber and don't know it.  Jabber has bridges to
> the Big Four IM networks.

That's exactly what's not the point...
You really think that the jabber server software can implement the ICQ 
protocol better than the clients, I am talking about?

> > Additionally, the servers mentioned at jabber.org have no indication
> > about capacity, stability and reliability in general.
> If they're listed on Jabber.org, you can assume they've got good
> capacity and more stable and reliable than ICQ's servers from my
> experience.

Well, look at
http://amessage.info/news/article/1754 (german-only)

and what Thomas Ritter said:
"The problem is, Jabber Servers tend to be unstable and badly maintained, 
bringing disconnects and other things. Every Jabber client has a "Server 
disconnected without reason. This would mean the server is buggy" message. 
This is everything but a good omen..."

If you absolutely do not agree, I'll try it out.
However, Kopete is said to be as bad for jabber as well. How comes?

BTW: I tried sim-0.9.2 and it's again buggy as hell. It crashes in the 
settings dialog! Changing to jabber just because there is no nice ICQ-client 
that actually works reliable?

Actually, I would be fair/nice, if the developers of kopete could say, how 
complete their implementation of a protocol really is.


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