Monday, July 30, 2007

Gaim pidgin messenger install howto

How to install Gaim in Gnome?
What is pidgin? Gaim?

Pidgin is a graphical modular messaging client based on libpurple which is capable of connecting to AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, XMPP, ICQ, IRC, SILC, SIP/SIMPLE, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Sametime, Bonjour, Zephyr, Gadu-Gadu, and QQ all at once. It is written using GTK+.

And Gaim says..

Gaim allows you to talk to anyone using a variety of messaging protocols, including AIM (Oscar and TOC), ICQ, IRC, Yahoo!, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Napster, and Zephyr. These protocols are implemented using a modular, easy to use design. To use a protocol, just add an account using the account editor.

Gaim supports many common features of other clients, as well as many unique features, such as perl scripting and C plugins.

Here's a quick tip on how to install Gaim inside Gnome:


# yum -y install gaim.i386

This would yum Gaim and automatically install all the needed dependencies seamlessly via yum.

Alternatively, browse the RPMS folder from your DVD ISO image, and gaim binary should be there.

By default, Gaim in included in Fedora ISO images.

Launch it, Ctrl+F2 and gaim

After successful installation, you need to create a new pidgin account. You can choose from serveral messenger network. Simply enter your corresponding username and password with your favorite avatar too.

This pidgin also works with gmail chat, jabber and chikka protocols and messengers.

Goodluck then.

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