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Re: IRC Client



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


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