Subject: Removing everybuddy?
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/13/2005 09:38:50
Hi all,

I just noticed that everybuddy-gnome appears as broken on the latest
bulk builds.

I don't think it's worth fixing it, because the program is obsolete.
As you can see in its home page,, the old
project was continued but under a different name.  It looks like it's
using GTK2 now, so if anybody wanted to package that, he'd have to
start a new package from the beginning.  Also, there is a new project
based on it that looks promising, but as you can guess, it's very
(very) different too.

Plus I doubt that an old program as that will support current messaging
protocols (due to all the "incompatible" changes that happen from time
to time in them).

So... any objections to removing it?


PS: BTW, what happened to that proposal of collecting a list of packages
to remove after each branch, asking for comments, and finally removing
all of them?

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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