Pidgin is almost perfect, it doesn't support Video and audio conversations. Actually it's planned by pidgin authors. We can imagine how difficult this task to accomplish with all messaging protocols but still as dark point of this software. It's also criticized for saving password in readable text files which could put the user privacy at risk but the authors are convinced that "they won't give a false illusion of security" by doing encrypted files ( because they can be broken too).

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Created by cassanova 16 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 16 weeks ago
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melinko2003's picture


16 years 16 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago


Thoughts on Pidgin

I love Pidgin and Gaim, but i hate... what it does with my Friends lists all the time... though i still use it here and there. I can rare get MSN accounts to work on it on my linux boxes. Though this might be out of date since the last time i used Pidgin/Gaim on Linux ... ewww its been awhile. Though there is something that impresses me about Pidgin, they show you who issues are assigned to and actual progress bars which are nice to see. All and all ... I give Pidgin a 8/10 because all and all these things are a work in progress. Abit off topic but it would be cool to maybe see this in CLI mode and such.

cassanova's picture


16 years 16 weeks 13 hours 58 min ago


Yes I agree with your mark

Yes I agree with your mark 8/10...
Pidgin is easier and faster than other IM but still have some bugs with lists..
The audio & video conversations can make of it a great piece of software.!

merc's picture


16 years 16 weeks 4 hours 40 min ago



Pidgin is fantastic. I do miss the video/audio features... I wish they were there!

merc's picture


16 years 16 weeks 4 hours 28 min ago


Self reply...

(I should be sending patches or funds rather than complaining :-D )

mark's picture


16 years 16 weeks 4 hours 26 min ago


Pragmatic uh? :-D


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