Pidgin 2.6.1: The best Linux IM client gets better
Aug 24, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Pidgin's current VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
and video framework is rudimentary, but the promise is there.
Today, you can only use voice and video over XMPP (Extensible
Messaging and Presence Protocol), an open IM XML standard on Linux.
However, what's important is that the framework is there. Adding
voice and video to other IM protocols won't be easy, but the big
first step had been taken now.
"Pidgin already has the IM clients down pat: AIM, Google Talk,
IRC, MSN, Sametime, et al. That said, I found that v2.6.1 has
faster overall performance and fewer hiccups."