What is the Issue with Pidgen?

David Balazic David.Balazic at hermes-softlab.com
Wed Jun 11 03:38:03 EDT 2008


90% of users are ... users. Not hackers with 20 years of machine
langugage coding in binary experience. It is completely the same
to them if settings are stored in one documented file in a standard
place or scattered over fifty obfuscated places.

Regards,
David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Stange [mailto:kstange at pidgin.im] 
> Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 7:43 PM
> To: David Balazic
> Cc: Richard Laager; battlesrl at yahoo.com; support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: What is the Issue with Pidgen?
> 
> David Balazic wrote:
> > Richard Laager wrote:
> > 
> >> On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 08:11 -0700, Ryan Battles wrote:
> >>
> >>> Also, is there a removal tool to fully remove Pidgen? I tried
> >>> uninstalling and re-installing however I picks up my old accounts.
> >> Uninstalling Microsoft Word shouldn't delete all your Word 
> documents,
> >> should it? Pidgin's uninstaller behaves fine here. If you want your
> >> settings (and logs!) deleted, then do so yourself. Their 
> location is
> >> covered in the FAQ.
> > 
> > Putting an "Also remove settings" option into the unistaller would
> > solve the problem easily.
> > 
> 
> If a user wants to remove his or her settings, there's only a 
> ".purple" 
> directory to delete in the user's App Data folder.  If there were 
> settings scattered throughout the registry or different 
> locations on the 
> filesystem, I might see a valid argument, but in general I 
> don't think 
> it's wise to automatically remove settings, or anything the installer 
> didn't create, even optionally.
> 
> Kevin
> 
> 



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