Linked by Adam S on Sun 8th Apr 2007 18:13 UTC
Internet & Networking Gaim, the ubiquitous open source instant messaging program, in order to settle a lawsuit with America Online, was renamed "Pidgin" last week. The derivative projects, libgaim and gaim-text will be renamed libpurple and Finch respectively. The new website is at, but it's currently pointing to the Gaim sourceforge site. Pidgin 2.0.0, in development for well over a year, is expected this week.
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RE: Shame about the UI
by bm3719 on Mon 9th Apr 2007 13:29 UTC in reply to "Shame about the UI"
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Some of us just want to see a plain text window. In fact, even with most of the "features" of Gaim disabled, I still find it a bit bloated.

Right now, my Gaim client is using 10MB+ of RAM, which still seems like a lot for sending text and the occasional file.

*sigh* If only someone would make a client without smilies and themes.

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