Changes between Version 71 and Version 72 of Installing Pidgin


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08/07/13 23:03:36 (6 years ago)
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Robby
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  • Installing Pidgin

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    144144The third point is not a problem which has yet come up, but it is in the back of the mind of the developers who bring you Pidgin.  As a third-party IM client, Pidgin is not a priority (and indeed may be an irritant) for the IM service providers.  We do our best to keep Pidgin playing nice and being friendly on the IM networks it uses; however, at times there are bugs in the protocol support.  If a few dozen people are using this buggy client, the IM providers are not likely to go out of their way to do anything about it.  However, if hundreds of people are pointing an ill-behaved client at an IM server, the server administrators may be forced to take action.  (This is particularly likely if the buggy behavior is damaging in some way.)  Pidgin releases represent code which the Pidgin developers feel is relatively well-behaved and stable.  This includes not only the interface seen by Pidgin users, but the traffic seen by IM service providers.  Pidgin Mercurial bears no such guarantees.
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    146 In short, there are a lot of good reasons to ''not'' use Pidgin Mercrial if one does not wish to develop Pidgin, Pidgin plugins, or a codebase which interacts with Pidgin in some intimate way.  There are, however, only a few reasons ''to'' use Pidgin Mercurial outside of the above.  Please weigh these things carefully and decide whether you wish to use Pidgin Mercurial for a good reason which furthers the community, or for selfish reasons which are not entirely important.
     146In short, there are a lot of good reasons to ''not'' use Pidgin Mercurial if one does not wish to develop Pidgin, Pidgin plugins, or a codebase which interacts with Pidgin in some intimate way.  There are, however, only a few reasons ''to'' use Pidgin Mercurial outside of the above.  Please weigh these things carefully and decide whether you wish to use Pidgin Mercurial for a good reason which furthers the community, or for selfish reasons which are not entirely important.
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