[Members] Clients

Justin Karneges justin at affinix.com
Fri Feb 5 17:47:36 CST 2010


On Friday 05 February 2010 15:14:32 David Banes wrote:
> On 06/02/2010, at 5:27 AM, Justin Karneges wrote:
> > On Friday 05 February 2010 08:50:18 Nicolas Vérité wrote:
> >> A flat categorization might not be the solution. A table would suit
> >> better imho, with entries like in horizontal platforms (Linux, Mac,
> >> Win, Mobile, web, etc.) and vertical a categorization like XMPP-only,
> >> multi-protocol, service-specific, etc.
> >
> > I want to add that I dislike there being a "cross platform" section.  No
> > user would look anything up that way.
>
> I disagree, we have many clients that ask for 'cross platform' solutions
> for use in the businesses.
>
> This is a very useful feature of the list for us.

I think it goes both ways. ;)

As a Linux user, I'd most likely go straight to the Linux/Unix section, under 
the impression that clients listed there would support my platform better 
than those listed under cross-platform.  Mac users might assume there are 
only two client options, especially since the "Apple MacOS" section appears 
before "Cross-Platform".

If it gets turned into a grid, as one person suggested, that may help 
cross-platform clients from being overlooked by regular users, while at the 
same time helping businesses spot the cross-platform ones.

-Justin


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