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s3phir0th115 05-25-2013 04:20 AM

Suggestion to swap out XChat in favor of Hexchat
 
From what I've been reading on here, Xchat has been difficult to compile, and anyone looking it up can find that it hasn't really been maintained, the last version coming out in 2010. I think it's rational then to have Hexchat included in mainline slackware instead of Xchat. Hexchat has shown intent to maintain the project, and while starting as a Windows only deal, now works on Linux as well, as a slackbuild of Hexchat indicates.

To me I consider this logical on the grounds that we moved to MariaDB on similar rationale; uncertainty of the future with the existing in favor of a fork with clear intent to maintain, except in this case Hexchat is that much more.

Here is an announcement on Hexchat's site with some more points: http://hexchat.org/news/announcement.html

What do you guys think? I think it's a rational thing to do.

Stephen Morgan 05-25-2013 10:41 AM

I see that Alien Bob just added it to his repository.

Alien Bob 05-25-2013 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen Morgan (Post 4958713)
I see that Alien Bob just added it to his repository.

Well I thought it was worth having as a package ;-)

Eric

hitest 05-25-2013 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4958738)
Well I thought it was worth having as a package ;-)

Eric

Thanks, Eric. :)

s3phir0th115 05-26-2013 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4958738)
Well I thought it was worth having as a package ;-)

Eric

You have my thanks as well. :)

If it isn't changed in vanilla Slackware I'll be alright either way, since there are slackbuilds/packages available with no new dependencies from the base system.

But yeah, I figure it's a good idea to switch to the maintained fork when the original isn't really maintained anymore.

andrew.46 05-26-2013 03:26 AM

Perhaps remove all of the irc applications and just leave irssi, now that's a rational decision :).

PS This is a joke!


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