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Pidgin

Description: A chat client for AmiCygnix
Download: pidgin.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 27Mb
Version: 2.13.0r2
Date: 19 Jun 22
Author: Daniel Atallah and others - OS4 port by Edgar Schwan
Submitter: Edgar Schwan
Email: eds/amicygnix de
Homepage: http://www.amicygnix.de
Requirements: AmigaOS 4.1 final, AmiCygnix Base V1.6
Category: network/chat
Replaces: network/chat/pidgin.lha
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 12121
 
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Welcome to my fifth release of the chat software "Pidgin"! Pidgin was formerly
known as "Gaim", but had to be renamed because of legal reasons.
Pidgin is an IM client that supports many protocols, including IRC, Google Talk
and XMPP. The protocols Discord, Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Slack are also
integrated as external plugins.
Pidgin is NOT endorsed by, nor affiliated with, AOL nor any other company in ANY
way.

Homepage: http://pidgin.im


New in this release
-------------------

  * Update of the SSL/TLS layer GnuTLS to version 3.7.3.

  * The Facebook plugin did not work anymore. Has been fixed.

  * Update of the Skype plugin to version 1.7.

  * Update of libotr from the OTR plugin (Off-the-Record Messaging) to version
    4.1.1.

  * New Slack plugin (untested).

  * The Discord plugin is currently not working!

  * Spell checker updated.


New in 2.13.0
-------------

  * New version 2.13.0 with many innovations compared to the previous version
    2.10.6.

  * New protocols for Discord, Facebook, Skype and Twitter.

  * The program was linked with GTK+ 2.24.32. As a result, drag and drop now
    works among other things.

  * The program was linked with GnuTLS 3.6.13. Problems with SSL/TLS connections
    should now be resolved.

  * Updated Aspell catalogs in German and English for spell checking.

  * Various bug fixes.


Features
--------

  * Supported protocols:

    1. Pidgin package:

       - AIM           (untested)
       - Gadu-Gadu     (untested)
       - Google Talk   (untested)
       - GroupWise     (untested)
       - ICQ           (working)
       - IRC           (working)
       - SIMPLE        (untested)
       - Sametime      (untested)
       - XMPP / Jabber (untested)
       - Zephyr        (untested)

    2. Third party:

       - Discord          (purple-discord-0.9, probably not working)
       - Facebook         (purple-facebook-0.9.6, working)
       - Skype (HTTP)     (skype4pidgin-1.7, working)
       - Twitter Protocol (prpltwtr-0.14.0, untested)
       - Slack            (slack-libpurple-10.04.2022, untested)


  * Included plugins:

    1. Pidgin package:

       - autoaccept:
         Auto-accept file transfer requests from selected users.

       - buddynote:
         Adds the option to store notes for buddies on your buddy list.

       - convcolors:
         Customize colors in the conversation window.

       - extplacement:
         Restrict the number of conversations per windows, optionally separating
         IMs and Chats.

       - gestures:
         Allows support for mouse gestures in conversation windows.

       - gtkbuddynote:
         Stores notes on particular buddies.

       - history:
         Shows recently logged conversations in new conversations.

       - iconaway:
         Iconifies the buddy list and your conversations when you go away.

       - idle:
         Allows you to hand-configure how long you've been idle for.

       - joinpart:
         Hides extraneous join/part messages.

       - log_reader:
         Includes other IM clients' logs in the log viewer.

       - markerline:
         Draw a line to indicate new messages in a conversation.

       - newline:
         Prepends a newline to displayed message.

       - notify:
         Provides a variety of ways of notifying you of unread messages.

       - offlinemsg:
         Save messages sent to an offline user as pounce.

       - pidginrc:
         Provides access to commonly used gtkrc settings.

       - psychic:
         Psychic mode for incoming conversation.

       - relnot:
         Checks periodically for new releases.

       - sendbutton:
         Conversation window send button.

       - spellchk:
         Replaces text in outgoing messages according to user-defined rules.

       - ssl-gnutls, ssl-nss, ssl:
         SSL support.

       - statenotify:
         Notifies in a conversation window when a buddy goes or returns from
         away or idle.

       - themeedit:
         Pidgin theme editor

       - ticker:
         A horizontal scrolling version of the buddy list.

       - timestamp:
         Adds iChat-style timestamps to conversations every N minutes.

       - timestamp_format:
         Customizes the message timestamp formats.

       - transparency:
         This plugin allows variable alpha transparency in conversation windows
         and in the contact list.

       - xmppconsole:
         Send and receive raw XMPP stanzas.

       - xmppdisco:
         This plugin is useful for registering with legacy transports or other
         XMPP services.


    2. Third party:

       - guifications:
         The end all, be all, toaster popup plugin.

       - pidgin-otr (4.0.2):
         Preserves the confidentiality of IM conversations through encryption,
         authentication, credible deniability and perfect forward secrecy.

       - screenshot (0.8-3):
         This plugin takes up a rectangular area of the screen.

       - libgtkprpltwtr (0.14.0):
         Pidgin specific GUI options for the Purple plugin PrplTwtr.


  For more informations open the plugin manager window!


Additional informations
-----------------------

  * Pidgin uses the amiga device "RANDOM:" to generate random numbers in the
    SSL code. This device is mounted automatically on startup, if not already
    done. "RANDOM" is located in "Sys:Storage/DOSDrivers" by default.

  * Please copy own smiley themes to "Cygnix:Home/root/.purple/smileys".


Installation
------------

  The X11 environment AmiCygnix version 1.6 (or higher) must be installed
  before! AmiCygnix is available on OS4-depot (http://os4depot.net).

  To install the package, just click on the "Install"-icon. The data will be
  installed into the AmiCygnix package. Afterwards you can find the programs in
  "Cygnix:Software/Pidgin-2.13.0". To launch the program doubleclick on
  "Start_Pidgin_Desktop.bat" or "Start_Pidgin_Standalone.bat".


Donations
---------

  If you like to support my work, you can make a donation by using paypal:

   http://www.schwan-clan.de/amiga/Donate.html

  Thanks!


Thanks to...
------------

  ... Hans Verkuil for his initial port of X11R6.3 to OS 3.x
  ... Thomas Blatt for icons and testing
  ... Mikael Rantanen for help fixing the Facebook plugin
  ... Pål Ringkilen for help fixing the Facebook plugin
  ... Joel Edberg for testing
  ... Helge Kvalheim for testing
  ... Javier de las Rivas for testing
  ... Michael Christoph for testing
  ... Stephen Fellner for beta-testing (V2.5.2)
  ... Yakov Mindelis for beta-testing (V2.5.2)


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