[Gajim-devel] State of Gajim in OS X?

Jonathan Schleifer js-gajim at webkeks.org
Thu May 6 13:56:52 CEST 2010

Am 06.05.2010 um 13:46 schrieb Remigiusz Modrzejewski:

> Hi!
> It seems that development of the OS X branch is lagging behind.

Yes, I discontinued it, as I got tired of updating it all the time, as it was stated that the branch is never going to get merged anyway.

Back when I started the branch, there were some severe bugs with autoconf + libtool, preventing compilation completely (libtool would always try to mix flags that exclude each other). I asked back then and nobody cared at all about finding a solution and nobody had a veto when I said I was going to change the buildsys, as that seemed the most easy way back then.

But nowadays, everybody complains I changed the buildsys, there were demands I port it back to autotools etc. I got tired of all that and abandoned the port.

> Is it continued at all? Are there any significant problems with it? I'm thinking about devoting some time to bringing it to current version, but haven't investigated yet on how much work would it be...

See the above problems. Basically, you need to look for all source changes in the OS X branch, port them to the default branch and fix automake and libtool.

Then again, Gtk on OS X is still a PITA. A PITA that huge that I actually switched back to Adium and only start Gajim for server administration (Adium's support of Ad-hoc commands is painful).


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