Ya know, I love Gaim and have for a long time. I was quite upset to find out that they had been locked in a legal battle with AOL for quite a few years. When they finally came to an agreement they had to change the name to Pidgin. Now I use their new-named IM client. Love it.
However, I was just informed about something on their web site that shocked me. If you read this you will see what I’m speaking of. As a Slackware user I do take a bit of offense to this. I mean ignorance is one thing, but having no clue at all is even worse. “several of us actively dislike that distribution for its history of broken installs, as well as for its non-existant package management.” Ok, I’m confused… right before you said that you stated, ” We have no developers using Slack…” so, If I’m confused you will understand, hopefully.
Where is your proof of broken installs? Which packages are “broken?” Stating non-existant package management is just BS. I mean, how the heck would you know? You don’t even use the distribution. Oh, that’s right, I forget you have a friend who knows a friend.. who knows this guy.. who dated this girl.. who’s brother’s dad’s cousin twice removed used Slackware eons ago and that was what he said.
*BONK* Clue stick!
By the way, if you want to rant to someone call these guys: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/DeveloperPages
UPDATE: They’ve changed the text. Only after receiving a barrage of emails and from people complaining about it in #pidgin on freenode.net