Pidgin 2.0.0!

Pidgin, the instant messaging client formerly known as Gaim, has — after nearly 2 years in development — released version 2.0.0, a huge milestone for the project. You, dear Adium user, have been seeing the fruits of the Pidgin team’s labor towards 2.0.0 since Adium 1.0, as we’ve been utilizing cutting-edge builds of libpurple, the library which powers Pidgin, the text-based client Finch, and Adium.

If you or your friends are using Linux or Windows, be sure to check out this new (and first) release of Pidgin and Finch, the “Pimpin’ Penguin IM Clients That’re Good for the Soul.” Mazel tov to the Pidgin team on their release!

p.s. The Pidgin project, always an ideological brother of Adium’s, is even more so now that its mascot is of the avian variety 🙂


  1. congratz to the pidgin team. finally a competitable im client for our less fortunate friends 😉 unfortunately the site is down.

  2. Hey great!

    you’ll need to remove all “Adium is powered by libgaim” references from your website though, still a few remain

  3. your “powered by libpurple” image now links to “” – which doesn’t exist. smells like typing error

  4. The icon is not very very nice… The police is totally awesome!
    I hope that this “new” project will bring nice things to Adium.

  5. i want adium for linux!

  6. Pidgin basically is Adium for Linux… Or rather, to put it more correctly, Adium is Pidgin for OS X.

  7. Neither are correct, really, jasarien; Adium is an independent program which utilizes the same *backend*, libpurple 🙂

  8. The pidgin logo is scary.

  9. The mascot is wonderful! I wanna see even more variants of the character!

  10. Please fix it so that I can add my new ymail ID to my Pidgin accounts!!!

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