Instant messaging on Ubuntu

Bug #1820357 reported by Christopher Kitchens
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #1895065: Drop net-chat.page and its sub pages. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Instant messaging options seem to be out of date. For instance, Google Talk has been discontinued since February 2015, AIM was discontinued in December of 2017, and Windows Live (Messenger) merged into Skype. I would recommend replacing this page with a few helpful links to services like Discord, Whatsapp, Telegram, and Slack.

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Christopher Kitchens (imchriskitchens) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

It seems better is to recommend free/open source communications services, like Jitsi https://meet.jit.si or Jami (GNU Ring)

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report!

On 2020-04-22 10:19, Mantas Kriaučiūnas wrote:
> It seems better is to recommend free/open source communications
> services, like Jitsi https://meet.jit.si or Jami (GNU Ring)

The intention seems to me to be to mention a few services with many users irrespective of the conditions for using those services and/or copyright for the software involved. We don't recommend the services, but rather inform of a way to interact with those users who do use them.

@Mantas: Do you possibly want to make a merge proposal with the changes to the page you would like to see?

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I decided to drop the whole "Chat & Social Networking" section. It has consisted of a few pages without any equivalent in GNOME Help. The contents is indeed obsolete, and I'm closing this bug by making it a duplicate of bug #1895065. The Ubuntu docs team does not currently have the resources to maintain the section.

If it's considered important to include this kind of information in the desktop guide, I would suggest an upstream wishlist issue:

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-user-docs/-/issues

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