Why is XChat still in Ubuntu repositories?

Asked by Mikaela Suomalainen on 2015-02-14

The development is dead and it has serious issues like missing SASL support and not supporting TLS. Networks are disabling SSLv3 and ZNC 1.6 which was released some days ago also disabled it. Current configuration can be imported to HexChat with instructions at https://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/faq.html#how-do-i-migrate-my-settings-from-xchat .

There appears to be some kind of patch in Ubuntu adding the TLS support, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to me that Ubuntu (and all other distributions) will maintain their own version with multiple different patches.

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I suggest you report a bug and point out these factors, this will get it pulled

Mikaela Suomalainen (mikaela) said : #2

> I suggest you report a bug and point out these factors, this will get it pulled

Do you mean creating a bug report based on this (I see button in Launchpad) or open these issues separately?

I don't see anything in open bugs here about XChat being dead or those patches. Missing SASL support seems to be open at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xchat/+bug/647633 even if SASL isn't named directly.

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