GNOME Online Accounts 3.13.1 Ditches Twitter and Windows Live Support

The latest update for GNOME Online Accounts brings a couple of surprises

By on May 2nd, 2014 09:48 GMT

The GNOME developers announced that the latest version of GNOME Online Accounts, 3.13.1, has arrived and comes with just a couple of changes, which are quite important.

The 3.13.x branch of GNOME is strictly for development and it will eventually evolve into the stable 3.14, but that's a long way ahead. Until then, the developer chose to make some very interesting changes.

The least surprising of the two is the removal of Windows Live chat support. Windows Live is not what it used to be and the GNOME developers are just trying to stay ahead of the curve. The other change is somewhat more bizarre. Twitter support has also been removed from GNOME Online Accounts.

It's possible that this feature might return at some point in the future, maybe even before GNOME 3.14 is actually released, but this won't be the most controversial decision taken by the project.

It's also very likely that the developers have access to some statistics showing that the Twitter is not really all that popular and it doesn't justify the developer's time.

Download GNOME Online Accounts 3.13.1 sources right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.
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