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By: jmasondotnet

Hello, I am a new Pidgin user converting from Trillian Pro. I have a few questions
and comments.

1. I had Buddy groups in Trillian and it seems some must have been stored locally
cause they did not import properly. Is there a way to UnGroup the groups in
Pidgin so I can re sort them?

2. I downloaded the 2.o Beta 6 for windows exe installer, is there any thing
else i need to install with it?

3. Are there skins available? I like the minimalistic skin but would like something
a little more "micro" like i had in Trillian.


Some comments:

I am a customer service manager for a cable company and I put out a news letter
from time to time and include software and tips that might help our subscribers.
I would like to talk about Pidgin, but I was wondering if there are plans to
have some installation guides, some Howto's? I mean i dugg my way through it
but i know most are not as "geek" inclined as I (well try to be).

Also if I wanted to include Pidgin in my newletter, who would I get premission
from to do so.

Thanks,

Jesse

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By: randomstep

Sorry for the delayed response.  The development team doesn't check this forum
normally anyway, but all activity is moving over to a new website with the recent
name change.

Re: your comments:
For your newsletter, I think it's a great idea personally, but I am not on the
development team for Pidgin.  I would recommend, though, that you wait for the
2.0 version release which should be happening sometime "soon".  By that point
the new site (www.pidgin.im) should be in better order and you can ask for permission
there.  There are also mailing lists you could try if you want to look for permission
/ recommendations now.

1. I don't know, sorry.
2. If you don't already have GTK+ (for example if you have Gimp installed) then
make sure you get the .exe that includes GTK+.  Otherwise you don't need anything
else, no.  You may want to get some plugins later also, but those aren't
required.
3.  There are a couple included, you have to rerun the installer to switch skins.
But I don't think any of them are really particularly "micro" like you are looking
for.  Hopefully someday there will be a Windows native client, but until somebody
*ahem* creates one then what you see is pretty much what there is.

I hope that helps.

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By: jmasondotnet

Thanks for the reply, was starting to think that I was all alone in this great
big world. If I knew how to make skins I would be all over making one. However
programming is not really my thing. Customer Service and getting things sold,
I am your guy.

This is only one thing that I miss in Pidgin that I would love to have and that
is a "IM Everywhere" plugin. I used this in Trillian and it worked really well.
I set up a 3rd level domain and I could chat from anywhere and keep all my logs
and chats in one place. Currently I am logging into Meebo to use my messengers
away form home, Downside is my alias don't transfer and my chat logs are now
in 2 different places. Maybe one day.


Jesse

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