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From: Martin Vaeth <martin@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: maintainer-needed@ packages need you!
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:40:56
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: maintainer-needed@ packages need you! by hasufell
1 hasufell <hasufell@g.o> wrote:
2 > Martin Vaeth:
3 >> hasufell <hasufell@g.o> wrote:
4 >>> On 08/30/2014 02:35 PM, J. Roeleveld wrote:
5 >>>>
6 >>>> For net-im/skype,
7 >>>
8 >>> Screw skype.
9 >>
10 >> Please don't. Not all communication partners are linux users.
11 >
12 > Tox is multiplatform.
14 Perhaps some day in the future. The current state is disenchanting:
15 Practically nothing on Android or on iOS (no audio,
16 not to speak about video; it is unclear whether there ever will be).
17 I don't have windows, but I would be surprised if installation
18 is already simple for a casual user.
20 > This has nothing to do with specialists. Tox is configuration-free.
22 When it is working some day in the future. Currently,
23 it is just not working for non-specialists. As mentioned:
25 >> So far, I was not even able to exchange any messages at all.
27 I had just tried again a few days ago with the newest clients
28 on linux and android.
30 > And sure, it's pre-alpha as indicated in my previous mail.
32 That's the point. When tox is finished and working on all
33 platforms and easily usable and installable for non-experts,
34 it might some day become a possible alternative for skype.
35 I am looking forward for that day.
37 However, until that day is reached, please do not think about
38 removing skype from the portage tree.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: maintainer-needed@ packages need you! hasufell <hasufell@g.o>