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    Default Not sure about Polari...

    Following deano_ferrari's advise about individual threads.

    I read Polari replaced Xchat as GNOME's default IRC client since 13.2, or so (Polari seems to be the one client app developed by GNOME...). I also know Xchat has been long deprecated and Hexchat took its due place.
    I know I could just go and install Hexchat if needed, but... Back when I first used openSUSE I used Xchat because it was the default included one and turned to be good, but this new one looks even a bit "stranger" to start getting used to it... It even lacks some important networks in its default list, such as Rizon and some other ones.

    Has anyone tried Polari? How is it? Or should I better start learning Irssi for a change?

    Thanks beforehand.

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    Following deano_ferrari's advise about individual threads.

    I read Polari replaced Xchat as GNOME's default IRC client since 13.2, or so (Polari seems to be the one client app developed by GNOME...). I also know Xchat has been long deprecated and Hexchat took its due place.
    I know I could just go and install Hexchat if needed, but... Back when I first used openSUSE I used Xchat because it was the default included one and turned to be good, but this new one looks even a bit "stranger" to start getting used to it... It even lacks some important networks in its default list, such as Rizon and some other ones.

    Has anyone tried Polari? How is it? Or should I better start learning Irssi for a change?

    Thanks beforehand.
    Hi
    Install HexChat (the Xchat clone), I used polari way back when still in development, but still prefer HexChat....
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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    Thanks sir.

    I did run Polari once, hence my impressions about it already mentioned. I read it uses the Telepathy library, or something like that. Since I really don't want any Polari trace I deleted the /telepathy directory that was created, can't remember if it was in ~/.cache or ~/.config... Yet I noticed a ~/.local/share/telepathy directory, which contains 2 cfg text files which are practically empty (just a comment trying to describe nonexistent accounts).
    So is it safe to delete this directory as well, or could it be it was generated by another application I never realized? Do Hexchat or Irssi make use of telepathy stuff as well?

    Also, since I need to go out often I use a small Linux mini-distro livecd, which serves for quick/emergency stuff. Sometimes I also need to use IRC, but this one has an outdated Hexchat version (2.10.x, I think...) Is it of consequence to be logging in IRC with different Hexchat versions?

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    On Mon 07 Aug 2017 06:16:02 PM CDT, F style wrote:

    Thanks sir.

    I did run Polari once, hence my impressions about it already mentioned.
    I read it uses the Telepathy library, or something like that. Since I
    really don't want any Polari trace I deleted the /telepathy directory
    that was created, can't remember if it was in ~/.cache or ~/.config...
    Yet I noticed a ~/.local/share/telepathy directory, which contains 2 cfg
    text files which are practically empty (just a comment trying to
    describe nonexistent accounts).
    So is it safe to delete this directory as well, or could it be it was
    generated by another application I never realized? Do Hexchat or Irssi
    make use of telepathy stuff as well?

    Also, since I need to go out often I use a small Linux mini-distro
    livecd, which serves for quick/emergency stuff. Sometimes I also need to
    use IRC, but this one has an outdated Hexchat version (2.10.x, I
    think...) Is it of consequence to be logging in IRC with different
    Hexchat versions?

    Thanks again.


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    Looking at the openSUSE version changelog, in 2.10.2 there was use of
    more secure openssl option used... Look at using a Tumbleweed rescue CD?

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    No, it's another lightweight live distro to which I already got used to... but it only has version 2.10.x --cannot remember last digit. Yet, still, can there be security risks?
    Could someone help with the first paragraph, the one asking about all the telepathy directories stuff?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    On Tue 08 Aug 2017 04:06:01 AM CDT, F style wrote:

    No, it's another lightweight live distro to which I already got used
    to... but it only has version 2.10.x --cannot remember last digit. Yet,
    still, can there be security risks?
    Could someone help with the first paragraph, the one asking about all
    the telepathy directories stuff?

    Thanks.


    Hi
    Possibly, with respect to openSSL, you would need to look at the
    changelog for the package/distro your using to see if they backported
    fixes or not or install a later version?

    AFAIK it's only populated if using online accounts entered via System
    Settings Online Accounts...

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    Thanks again.
    But, could someone help with still this?
    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    I read it uses the Telepathy library, or something like that. Since I really don't want any Polari trace I deleted the /telepathy directory that was created, can't remember if it was in ~/.cache or ~/.config... Yet I noticed a ~/.local/share/telepathy directory, which contains 2 cfg text files which are practically empty (just a comment trying to describe nonexistent accounts).
    So is it safe to delete this directory as well, or could it be it was generated by another application I never realized? Do Hexchat or Irssi make use of telepathy stuff as well?

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    I know this is months old, but I think it's still relevant.

    1) Do Hexchat or Irssi make use of any Telepathy stuff in GNOME?

    2) In general, is it safe to uninstall stuff default shipped with a certain DE, or would I actually break it? As in, if deciding to just stick to Hexchat thus not wanting to know anything about Polari, Empathy or Evolution...

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Not sure about Polari...

    Hi

    1) I have no info stored for telepathy I use hexchat only...
    Code:
    ls .local/share/telepathy/mission-control/
    accounts.cfg  accounts-goa.cfg
    
    cat .local/share/telepathy/mission-control/accounts.cfg
    # Telepathy accounts
    
    cat .local/share/telepathy/mission-control/accounts-goa.cfg 
    #Parameters of GOA Telepathy accounts
    2) No issues with removing Polari...
    Code:
    zypper rm polari
    
    The following application is going to be REMOVED:
      Polari
    
    The following 3 packages are going to be REMOVED:
      polari polari-lang typelib-1_0-Polari-1_0
    
    3 packages to remove.
    After the operation, 1.0 MiB will be freed.
    Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): 
    (1/3) Removing polari-lang-3.20.3-3.2.noarch ....................................................................................................................[done]
    (2/3) Removing typelib-1_0-Polari-1_0-3.20.3-3.2.x86_64 .........................................................................................................[done]
    (3/3) Removing polari-3.20.3-3.2.x86_64 .........................................................................................................................[done]
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