[Members] Clients

David Banes dbanes at cleartext.com
Fri Feb 5 18:56:41 CST 2010


On 06/02/2010, at 10:47 AM, Justin Karneges wrote:

> 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

That's a very good idea and would enable us to add further criteria to the listings.

David.

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