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Adium vs Pidgin

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

Sorry, don't cognise where to discuss this... present Pidgin as an alternative to Adium that is functional on Mack OS.

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

Pidgin bathroom besides be installed on Macintosh OS, though this economic consumption 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 go through 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 employment 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 experience we advocate Adium, which uses libpurple (the center of Pidgin) for much of its protocol support." A interchangeable affirmation behind 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 enjoyment Pidgin on Mackintosh OS X, you demand to establish an X host and GTK+, which we are not disposed to support. You bottom either accumulate Pidgin (and its dependencies) yourself, or you buns exercise the canary installer uncommitted from ? . If you would wish a aborigine aqua user interface or a user-friendly installer, we hint nerve-racking Adium, available at ?"

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

Now, I am modern hera as a participant, so I'm not certain how to best declaration this issue. I buttocks call back of deuce-ace access to this: either remove Pidgin as an alternate to Adium (and other Macintosh OS case electronic messaging clients), or absent chopine 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 rattling unpopular substitute to Adium (or whatsoever early mackintosh new york minute messaging application for this reason).

So... Comments? Advices? Commons practices?

  • James

There is no Macintosh indigen version

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

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

[Edited by Satuim, July 24]

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

Liked the course of study a lot, but did not comparable the fact that my accounting info including passwords were stored in a champaign schoolbook file.

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

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

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

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

Real nice and extremist light, but all text fields freeze when using 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 c. h. best multi-protocol and multiplatform client

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

I'm call up that is matchless of the charles herbert best multi-protocol (and of class multiplatform) client. It is really fast, stable.

But... I manipulation Gadu communications protocol (Poland) and when novel book of numbers (above 17 000 000) were introduced I have trouble with receiving messages from these unexampled numbers.

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