On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 07:16:53PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 01:42:05AM +0000, Duane Hill wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 at 18:33 -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] confabulated:
> > > Folks,
> > >
> > > On my ubuntu srver I've used gaim for quite awhile. When I
> > > looked for it with locate on my new server the file said it was
> > > going away by fall. Is there ea new, improved port?
> > It has been replaced by Pidgin:
> > /usr/ports/net-im/pidgin
> > See:
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/gaim/
> thanks to all you gents... i was going to ask why the name change but
> it'll probly be with the src, luke. (.5-hearted ha ha)
There's been some contention between AOL and the Gaim project for a long
time. Initially, it was typically spelled GAIM (all caps), but that was
too close to AIM for AOL's taste, so they only capitalized the first
letter -- making it Gaim. Apparently, that wasn't good enough, either.
Now it's Pidgin instead.
I guess the only downside to the new name is that I can't make "I've got
Gaim(game)!" jokes about it now. Well, I could, but they wouldn't make
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