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Kalpik Nigam

Pidgin v2.0.0 released!

May 5th 2007 in IM, Messenger, Pidign

After a LONG wait, finally the day is here! Pidgin 2.0.0 goes final!

Pidgin (previously called Gaim) is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks.

Pidgin users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.

Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, typing notification, and MSN window closing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more.

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Edit: Ubuntu users, refrain from installing it from debs or unofficial repositories because according to one of the moderator’s at ubuntuforums, an update should be out in a week.

6 comments to...
“Pidgin v2.0.0 released!”

Good news …
Waiting for it to appear in the Ubuntu repositories. 😛


Same here 🙂


i am waiting for a day when i can have voice & webcam support or atleast voice support on either yahoo or google


I hope the file transfer is better this time. It really sucks when using with gtalk and yahoo. This happened with both Ubuntu and SuSE on my end. GAIM sounded so much more cooler 😉 😀


Hmm.. Pidgin still does not transfer files between yahoo and gtal windows clients 🙁


Hi, I have created an auto away reply and notfier in perl for pidgin. Check it out


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You can easily get the vanilla Pidgin 2.0 .deb (installation file for Ubuntu Feisty).

The only thing i was missing badly were the plugins! I was really used to the libnotify and autoreply plugins. Anyway, so i’ve compiled a .deb here for the Purple Plugin Pack.

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