[Adium-devl] Adium iPhone
boredzo at adiumx.com
Sun Jan 25 06:11:44 UTC 2009
On Jan 24, 2009, at 21:55:17, Darren Swan wrote:
> First off, I do believe that an iPhone version of Adium is something
> that's almost expected by the OSX Adium users. And that they are
> going to expect it to be similar to the desktop version, if no other
> way but the price, free.
Everyone would have expected Colloquy for iPhone to be free, also. It
isn't. Just because the Mac version is free doesn't mean the iPhone
version will be or should be.
(I've already stated that I want it to be free and why.)
> Second, it looks to me like the issues are being overthought. Just
> because it cannot operate like the desktop version does…; doesn't
> mean its going to be a slimmed down version of Adium …
It is. You cannot fit all the features of the Mac version into the
iPhone version, even after necessarily cutting all the features that
are outright impossible.
There's also the issue of effort. The current Mac version of Adium is
over four and a half years' work. The iPhone version will be about an
80% rewrite. So, figure between three and four years' work if you
reimplement everything that's currently in the Mac version.
If you want Adium for iPhone sometime soon, you're going to have to
choose which features make the cut for 1.0. I've given my suggestions,
and it's a short list.
> My proposed solution there is to let people work where they want on
> it, …
Considering it's a volunteer project, I don't see how you could do it
any other way. What could the other developers do, *order* me to work
on the iPhone version?
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