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Pidgin is a GTK+-based messenger.

It is actively being developed and supports many common features of other clients, inlcuding many unique features.It also supports multiple protocols, including AIM (Oscar and TOC), Yahoo!, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber (xmpp), Napster, Zephyr and IRC.

"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel

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pidgin-otrA Pidgin plugin for off-the-record conversations
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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Zach Wick29 June 2012

Leaders and contributors

Rob Flynn Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GTK+ 1.2.x

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 June 2012.


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