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(Project idea) Kaim

Chat & Messenging by DaBlade 18 comments

It looks like the only plugin that could be ported to kopete would be zephyr. So why not just port this to kopete instead of remaking the whole damn program?

By the way, I am running kopete right now and I have extra protocol in my version that your screenshot does not show in both kopete or gaim. The protocol name is "meanwhile".

Anyways, my whole point is: why not just add 1 plugin to kopete instead of wasting time and porting another program?

If you want napster on other hand, there is a perfectly good copy of napster for kde (knapster) out there. But why wouldn't you just run apollon instead? - May 22 2005
(Project idea) Kaim

Chat & Messenging by DaBlade 18 comments

I totally agree with this. But making another application from scratch, just because you don't like the interface on another one seems like the only way of the opensource community. It is one of the key reasons why opensource is not as successful as it could be.
This dumb reason is why projects like openbox, xine and gnome exist.

Basically my point is this: why waste time remaking something from scratch when you can just improve the existing projects by much more, with a lot less effort?

Take xine for example: mplayer was created earlier, has many more features, yet people choose to create xine (another media player) because they didn't like mplayer. Why couldn't they have just improved mplayer? - May 22 2005
(Project idea) Kaim

Chat & Messenging by DaBlade 18 comments

I think this is a very dumb idea. Instead of wasting developer's time porting gaim, why not just improve kopete?

So you need a mic support, or speech synthesis? Then it would be a lot better just to write a plugin for kopete that do these things. It would be a lot simpler.

So you don't like the interface? Then write a plugin for kopete and make it look appealing to you.

In my opinion, kopete interface is not perfect, but its a lot better than the gaim interface.

I think it would be a lot easier/better to just add plugins to kopete to add features to it than to port whole another application to kde.

If you don't understand what I mean by this, then consider this example:
If you get a flat tire on your car, you don't buy a new car, instead you just change the flat tire!

On other side, if you really want this idea to go through, then why not just write a plugin wrapper for kopete, so you can load various gaim protocol plugins? - May 22 2005
Universal Kopete

Chat & Messenging by epoch 18 comments

In KDE 3.2 you can mount devices and browse network from the konqueror. - Jan 27 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

Before compiling Apollon on FreeBSD, you need to install net/gift, net/gift-openft, net/gift-fasttrack and net/gift-gnutella from the ports or just fetch the binaries (pkg_add -r gift etc.)!
After that, its rather simple.
cd apollon-0.9.2
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-extra-includes=/usr/local/include --with-extra-libraries=/usr/local/libs
gmake install

I will try to get some spare time and submit apollon and several other apps to the ports tree. Good luck till then! - Jan 27 2004