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Re: Remove licq?



On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 12:43:05PM +1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> Build System wrote:
> >licq-1.2.7-4
> >------------
> >* Tue Jun 15 2004 Elliot Lee <sopwith redhat com>
> >- rebuilt
> 
> Can we please remove licq, or at least move it to Extras?  We already 
> ship two other clients that are far superior, gaim and kopete.  licq 
> development has been mostly stagnant for years, and the project is a 
> dead end.

licq does support things that gaim and kopete don't still, on the
ICQ protocol.  Specifically, file transfer support works more reliably,
and you can manually choose any charset for messages.  The latter is
important if one wants to send messages to Trillian users, since Trillian
doesn't support Unicode, and sends an error code if you try to send, e.g.,
any message containing CJK characters.  With gaim, one can manually select
Shift-JIS, or some other charset.

That said, I would understand moving it to Extras.  Like Alan, I note that
an updated 1.3.0 release is supposedly forthcoming.

John Thacker



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