Saturday, May 17, 2008

FunPidgin - Is this what you want?

I was just browsing around the web and got my hands to this. FunPidgin its called. Their homepage says that its a fork of the popular open source client Pidgin.
One statement that drew my attention is
What makes us different from the official client, is that we work for you. Unlike the Pidgin developers, we believe the user should have the final say in what goes into the program.
Sounds great doesnt it. Think it will be a great boon to all those pidgin lovers who always wanted broadcasting facility and one log file.

Right now these are the features that FunPidgin provides and Pidgin doesnt.
  • "Entry area manual sizing" a plugin by Artemy Kapitula that allows manual resizing of the entry area.
  • An option to set the size of the buddy icons displayed in the chat window.
  • An option to let the window manager place new windows.
  • Two different ways of seeing that your buddies are typing.
  • An optional send button for Tablet PC users.
I havent downloaded and used it yet but it sounds like 'This is it . This is what i wanted for long'.
Think techlad Parth will do all the R&D for you and will write more about it.

Till then heres the download link and Homepage.

Waiting for your reviews as well.


Nerdy Sam said...

Wow sounds like heaven. Will download and test it.

Shannon moore said...

Hello, can anyone tell me how to use this thing?

Natalie spencer said...

Really interesting. Still they dont have broadcast feature right now i guess. But i will ask FunPidgin to provide one in future release. Thnks for sharing. great piece of information.

Parth Barot said...

Thanks to all of you.

@Shannon - i will try this tool this week and tell you how to use it :)

@Natalie - ya, you are right.I also wanted the broadcast and composite (one ) log file thing for it.Actually they have older plugin for broadcast which is for older version when pidgin was GAIM. I hope, some developers from pidgin or FunPidgin will do it.Because this is the only thing which sucks about pidgin when you want to send same message to all :(