hiyas JM,

wasting RAm actually referred to having x-chat and pidgin both running
together... x-chat does IRC fanatastically, but is not too good at MSN
messenger, AOL / AIM, Yahoo! etc :)

regards,

Phill.

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 1:01 AM, Jonathan Marsden <jmars...@fastmail.fm>wrote:

> Phill,
>
> On 05/28/2011 04:24 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>
> > If we are going to keep pidgin for IM, what do we need xchat for?
>
> Mainly for those of us who use IRC, and only IRC, and have used xchat
> for years :)  It's a matter of personal preference, of course.
>
> If there is good reason to remove xchat, I'll live (after all, I can
> make custom ISOs based on Lubuntu fairly easily if I feel like it :)
>
> > Do we really want to waste RAM with two programmes?
>
> RAM?  Wait!  xchat does not load by default at boot.  How does it waste
> RAM?  It is only using RAM when you choose to run it.
>
> If "wasting RAM" is the issue, then removing xchat from the default
> install will not solve it.  What led you to conclude that including
> xchat is "wasting RAM"?
>
> If we need more space on the CD for new whizzy stuff, OK, then we
> probably need to go through the package list looking for things we can
> remove.  What new whizzy stuff is being added in Lubuntu 11.10 that
> requires extra disk/CD space?  I thought we had more or less reached
> consensus among the devs that Lubuntu 11.10 was primarily a "bug fix and
> migrate to official build infrastructure and GTK3" release -- has that
> changed?
>
> Jonathan
>
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