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Published on October 29, 2009

Author: pskasula

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Description

pidgin is a software used to have multi protocols in one tool...It is easier to access... it contains Gtalk ,yahoo messenger, aim,aol,etc

Partha Sarathy Web 2.0 Professional An Instant messenger

communication between two or more people

communication between two or more people

Past Present Future IRC (Internet Relay Chat) AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Yahoo Messenger , MSN, GoogleTalk

IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

Yahoo Messenger , MSN, GoogleTalk

Features Chatting, sending message save a conversation Download and start Quick exchange of information. Transfer up to 4GB

Chatting, sending message

save a conversation

Download and start

Quick exchange of information.

Transfer up to 4GB

Author of The program was originally written on or before 1999. The number of Pidgin users was estimated to be over 3 million in 2007 Mark Spencer

Communicate with different protocols

Communicate with different protocols

ALL IN ONE AIM, IRC, MSN, Google Talk, My Space, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber,etc

AIM, IRC, MSN, Google Talk, My Space, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber,etc

When do you Use Pidgin? consolidate IM clients file transfer Multi platform compatibility Contact list

consolidate IM clients

file transfer

Multi platform compatibility

Contact list

When to Not Use Pidgin? Advanced features such as Video and Voice services Short installations…

Advanced features such as Video and Voice services

Short installations…

Installation Guidelines (Windows XP): The following steps are used to install the product Download the program from: http://pidgin.im/download/ Click on the program icon: Select a language:

The following steps are used to install the product

Download the program from: http://pidgin.im/download/

Click on the program icon:

Select a language:

Advantages All-in-one messaging solution Available for all major operating systems Supports tabbing Occupies less space.

All-in-one messaging solution

Available for all major operating systems

Supports tabbing

Occupies less space.

DISADVANTAGE Audio/Video not supported

Audio/Video not supported

Architecture Built upon a backend library called libPurple Lib is implemented by many other Open Source clients including Adium on Mac OS X, and Meebo, a web based client Makes use of open source Aspell Dictionaries to allow for spell and grammar checking

Built upon a backend library called libPurple

Lib is implemented by many other Open Source clients including Adium on Mac OS X, and Meebo, a web based client

Makes use of open source Aspell Dictionaries to allow for spell and grammar checking

Competing OSS Packages/Frameworks There are many other competing clients that make use of libPurple There are also competing multi-protocol frameworks/clients, such as Miranda, Kopete and Trillian Naturally, the official clients for each of the protocols compete with Pidgin as well Windows Live Messenger Yahoo! Messenger Etc.

There are many other competing clients that make use of libPurple

There are also competing multi-protocol frameworks/clients, such as Miranda, Kopete and Trillian

Naturally, the official clients for each of the protocols compete with Pidgin as well

Windows Live Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

Etc.

Licensing Both Pidgin and libPurple are released under GPL Ensures that any potential future modifications are also free

Both Pidgin and libPurple are released under GPL

Ensures that any potential future modifications are also free

Conclusion libPurple is fairly mature and stable, given that it is implemented by many different clients. Each client has its own small community of developers, and generally, they all help out with libPurple as well Pidgin itself includes mailing lists, merchandising, and an active plugin development community If you use multiple protocols, use Pidgin!

libPurple is fairly mature and stable, given that it is implemented by many different clients.

Each client has its own small community of developers, and generally, they all help out with libPurple as well

Pidgin itself includes mailing lists, merchandising, and an active plugin development community

If you use multiple protocols, use Pidgin!

References/Links SourceForge.net. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/ [accessed 22 September 2008] Pidgen.im. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://pidgin.im/ [accessed 22 September 2008] Multiprotocol_instant_messaging_application http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaim http://www.pidgin.im/about/

SourceForge.net. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/ [accessed 22 September 2008]

Pidgen.im. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://pidgin.im/ [accessed 22 September 2008]

Multiprotocol_instant_messaging_application

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaim

http://www.pidgin.im/about/

[email_address] sarathy1988.wordpress.com pskasula.webs.com

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