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[opensuse-gnome] Default IRC client... Again...
  • From: Magnus Boman <captain.magnus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:40:55 +1000
  • Message-id: <1209537655.6123.9.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I had a look at what's required to make pidgin the default IRC client in
11.0. The result is, we don't!

First of all, purple-url-handler is using depreciated dbus calls. This
has been a known bug ( with the
Pidgin developers for the last 7 months.

Second, purple-url-handler is broken :-/ See

Third, it's not possible to dynamically create a Pidgin IRC account when
clicking on an IRC link. That means that we would have to add silly
patches just to make this work (See Comment#2 in the above mentioned
bugzilla bug)

So unless someone have any strong objection, and/or want to fix up
pidgin to work properly, xchat should replace xchat-gnome instead of


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