[Adium-devl] MSNp15 (libpurple im.pidgin.pidgin) in Adium 1.3.x
thibault.ml at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 13:50:39 UTC 2008
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:23 AM, Evan Schoenberg <evan.s at dreskin.net> wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2008, at 6:30 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> I don't like to compare the features, partly because I think msn-pecan
> has better foundations, but also because it has less features :P
> The next feature of msn-pecan is something that msnp15 doesn't have;
> fast (direct) file transfers, there's partial code in the 'next'
> branch, but my bet is that it will take some time.
> The lack of offline messaging seems to be a major problem, especially since
> it also means that we can't communicate with invisible users.
> Sure, msn-pecan has a 'long' standing issue with user displays, but I
> don't think that has a high priority. Unlike Pidgin guys, I consider
> the priorities (try to sort their bug reports by priority). So I've
> left the cvr stuff (file transfers, emotions and user displays) mostly
> untouched, it definitely needs a redesign, but that's not high
> priority... only bug-fixes, which I do work on.
> The user display picture issue is a significant *regression* from msnp9.
> I would therefore classify it as a major bug.
> You may not want to compare msn-pecan and msnp15 on 'features,' but the
> fact of the matter is that these two significant aspects of the messaging
> experience don't work in msn-pecan and do work in its philosophical
> competitor, msnp15. Most users aren't going to experience the edge case
> crashes, but all will experience these lacks. I completely agree that
> ultimately a focus on stability is far more important than a breadth-first
> approach to implementing features which turn out to be buggy...
> ...but we're getting a ton of support requests, in every existing channel;
> in fact, the display pictures bug in MSN is by my informal measurement the
> most reported problem in Adium 1.3. That counts for a lot in my book.
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Just one thing... Using Adium 1.3 and 1.3.1, I actually talk to offline MSN
contacts... I mean, I do this like everyday, because two of my contacts are
having some kind of issues with other people, so they go offline, but they
still talk to me, and I can answer them. I don't understand where the MSN
offline messaging issues lie?
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