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Pidgin Portable 2.1.0 Released

Submitted by John T. Haller on August 13, 2007 - 1:14pm
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Pidgin logoPidgin Portable 2.1.0 has been released. Pidgin Portable (formerly Gaim Portable) is the versatile Pidgin instant messaging client packaged as a portable app, so you can take your IM settings and buddy lists with you. It has all the same great features as Pidgin, including support for AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ and Jabber networks, but there's nothing to install on the local PC. You can also add portable encryption plugins for secure, encrypted messaging. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...

Features

Pidgin Portable is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that works with AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! and more. You can log into multiple networks all with the same program. All your IM settings and buddy lists are self-contained, so it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on. Learn more about Pidgin...

Encryption: Pidgin-Encryption and Pidgin-OTR

Adding encryption to Pidgin Portable is easy with the provided PortableApps.com Installers. Portable packages of Pidgin-Ecnrypt and Pidgin-OTR are both available from the Pidgin Portable homepage. They'll automatically install to Pidgin Portable for you.

Windows 98/ME Support

A legacy GTK installer has been provided so that users of older Windows operating systems can still use Pidgin. Once installed, both the legacy 2.6.10 GTK release and the newer 2.11 GTK release will be installed on your device. The Pidgin Portable launcher will automatically select the appropriate one for the operating system you are running on.

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Pidgin Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It will automatically import your settings from an existing Gaim Portable installation installed to the same location (they're usually both in your PortableApps directory). And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.

New In This Release

Pidgin Portable ScreenshotThis release updates the included Pidgin binaries to 2.1.0 fixing numerous bugs. The launcher has been updated to Pidgin's names, branding and file layouts. The ability to use a legacy GTK has been added. The installer has been updated to automatically import Gaim Portable settings. The launcher now supports using a GTK instance in the PortableApps\CommonFiles\GTK location, so you can use the same GTK with multiple portable apps.

Download

Pidgin Portable 2.1.0 is available for immediate download from the Pidgin Portable homepage. Get it today!


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Support Questions in the Forums

As always, if you have any support questions, please read through the support page for Pidgin Portable as well as the Pidgin support documents. If you don't find your answer, search this website and the web to see if it's been addressed. If you still need help, post a note to the support forums here. (Any support requests posted as comments on a news story will be removed.)

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Thank You!

I've been waiting for the official release of this. Can't wait to try it out.

AIM/Skype: Wingmanjd

Thank You!

My God!! At last! Thank You!

Wrong section in installer

Section "-Cleanup" SecCleanup
StrCmp $OPTIONAL1DONE "true" TheEnd
DetailPrint "Removing old translation files"
RMDir /r $INSTDIR\App\gimp\lib\locale
RMDir /r $INSTDIR\App\gtk\lib\locale
TheEnd:
SectionEnd

shuld be better

Section "-Cleanup" SecCleanup
StrCmp $OPTIONAL1DONE "true" TheEnd
DetailPrint "Removing old translation files"
RMDir /r $INSTDIR\App\Pidgin\locale
RMDir /r $INSTDIR\App\gtk\lib\locale
TheEnd:
SectionEnd

seems to be a copy/paste error

Regards
Marko

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German page ...

... You'll find here: http://portableapps.com/de/apps/internet/pidgin_portable

There is a package of the multilang version with localized German Installer, Launcher and help.html.

The default install is with de locales, other locales are optional like the en version.

Regards

Marko

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Cool

I newer used anything like Gaim or Pidgin before but it works great with our IRC and leaves nothing behind.
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Buddy Icon moved?

Hi all,

first of all, since this is my first comment ever: GREAT work doing what you do, keep it up!

second: I used pidgin beta before, which had the buddy icon in conversation on the left of the typing field. Now it is (very small) in the upper right corner of my conversation window. I was wondering if this is due to a change in pidgin itself, or is it something I can modify?

best regards,

Mark

Look up

Where it says: "As always, if you have any support questions, please read through the support page for Pidgin Portable as well as the Pidgin support documents. If you don't find your answer, search this website and the web to see if it's been addressed. If you still need help, post a note to the support forums here. (Any support requests posted as comments on a news story will be removed.)"

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!