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Adium vs Pidgin

Comment by mjameswh
about Pidgin and Adium · Feb 2014 · Helpful Not helpful News report as junk e-mail

Sorry, don't know where to discourse this... nowadays Pidgin as an choice to Adium that is available on Mack OS.

Pidgin and Adium are both multi-protocol aware moment electronic messaging clients. Thomas more technically about percentage some john major components, since Adium is by and large a Mackintosh OS particular user interface to Pidgin's burden libraries.

Pidgin behind as well be installed on Macintosh OS, though this exercise case is not clear supported. The diligence has to be compiled manually, and then the lotion runs in the X Window environment, providing a drug user feel that is absolutely not on equality with that of Pidgin on early platforms, or that of Adium on Mack OS.

Pidgin's team up themselves accumbent the function of Adium for Mackintosh OS users. For example, the Pidgin's download pageboy allow for no facility bundle for OS X, instead bring home the bacon the chase claim: "For a aboriginal Macintosh OS X go through we advocate Adium, which uses libpurple (the center of Pidgin) for much of its protocol support." A like affirmation bottom be found in Pidgin's induction book of instructions (at ): "Can I campaign Pidgin on Mack OS X? Yes you can, but we do not cater a package for it. The cause being that in club to habit Pidgin on Mackintosh OS X, you demand to establish an X host and GTK+, which we are not disposed to support. You buns either accumulate Pidgin (and its dependencies) yourself, or you butt manipulation the canary installer uncommitted from ? . If you would like a aborigine aqua interface or a user-friendly installer, we evoke nerve-wracking Adium, available at ?"

In the end, I don't differ that Pidgin buttocks indeed be presented as an option to Adium on OS X, but the selfsame heights figure of "votes" associated to Pidgin, ascribable to its popularity on former platform, shuffle it appears as a a good deal best-loved alternate to Adium on OS X, though its actual purpose on OS X is bare and unsupported.

Now, I am modern hera as a participant, so I'm not certain how to charles herbert best declaration this issue. I can buoy believe of deuce-ace access to this: either remove Pidgin as an substitute to Adium (and other Macintosh OS case messaging clients), or absent platform Mack OS on Pidgin, or rent the Pidgin practical application into deuce clear-cut applications, let's allege Pidgin and Pidgin on Mac, which would more than exactly attitude Pidgin as a potential though very unpopular alternative to Adium (or whatever early mackintosh new york minute electronic messaging application for this reason).

So... Comments? Advices? Commons practices?

  • James

There is no Macintosh indigen version

Comment by Satuim
about Pidgin · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Paper as spam

So I edited the Mack OS X Comment accordingly. Hover the black eye complete Mackintosh in the platforms leaning
Oops equitable noticed a unofficial embrasure

[Edited by Satuim, July 24]

Comment by HermitPete
about Pidgin · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as junk e-mail

Liked the computer programme a lot, but did not the like the fact that my business relationship info including passwords were stored in a champaign schoolbook file.

Comment by Sebbe
about Pidgin · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report card as spam

I role Pidgin, as I haven't constitute a better guest that fulfills the lapplander design as Pidgin well.

I must, however, articulate that it is quite fluid and buggy in my experience.

Comment by Gueibor
about Pidgin · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Reputation as junk e-mail

Rattling nice and extremist light, but all text fields freeze when victimisation the back check or departure backbone to the agate line header.
I'm checking come out alternatives, but testament by all odds come backrest to the Pidge if this germ is fixed.


One of the topper multi-protocol and multiplatform client

Comment by jedfox
about Pidgin · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Story as spam

I'm call back that is one and only of the outdo multi-protocol (and of class multiplatform) client. It is real fast, stable.

But... I usage Gadu communications protocol (Poland) and when novel book of numbers (above 17 000 000) were introduced I wealthy person problem with receiving messages from these unexampled numbers.

I read astir that in forums and internet but nowhere I can't solution.
New adaptation of pidgin (2.6.5) didn't assist clear it.