A blog about someones first time with a Linux desktop which mentions Pidgin
felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 11:19:04 EDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Sean Egan <seanegan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/29/08, Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <comment>
> > In anyway, I can't believe users really asked for it and developers
> > even though were strongly opposed to the idea changed the default
> > behavior out of the kindness of their heart. There is a difference
> > between empathic listening and user-stop-bitching strategies.
> > </comment>
> It's something that's -- by default -- has been off and on and then
> off and then on again from varying release to release. When it's off
> by default we'd get several requests a week about how to turn it on...
> I'm not sure we've ever had a request about how to turn it off. I
> think we eventually decided to turn it on because it was distros were
> shipping with the option turned on by default. For better or worse,
> people (this guy's girlfriend aside) seem to expect Pidgin to continue
> running with no visible UI.
> I've noticed some applications that behave the same way set some
> window manager hint or something that causes some little animation
> that makes it clear that the app isn't terminating. Maybe we should do
> the same.
Sound like a good idea.
I checked rhythmbox in Fedora and it closes completely when I click
the X button.
The difference is that when I choose "close" from the menu it goes
into the notification area, also when I type the key-bindings.
Pidgin doesn't have the "close" option, which is weird because almost
anything closes itself with Ctrl+W.
I would be in favor of replicating this behavior (rhythmbox's).
> Also, I think we've dropped Screen Name in favor of Username for a
> release or two now, right?
Any idea why it came back?
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