Partha Sarathy Web 2.0 Professional An   Instant messenger
<ul><ul><li>communication between two or more people </li></ul></ul>
Past Present Future <ul><ul><li>IRC (Internet Relay Chat)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)  </li></...
Features <ul><li>Chatting, sending message </li></ul><ul><li>save a conversation  </li></ul><ul><li>Download and start </l...
Author of  The program was originally written on or before 1999. The number of Pidgin users was estimated to be over 3 mil...
<ul><ul><li>Communicate with different  protocols </li></ul></ul>
ALL IN ONE <ul><ul><ul><li>AIM, IRC, MSN, Google Talk, My Space, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber,etc  </li></ul></ul></ul>
When do you Use Pidgin? <ul><ul><ul><li>consolidate IM clients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>file transfer </li></ul...
When to Not Use Pidgin? <ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced features such as Video and Voice services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
Installation Guidelines (Windows XP): <ul><li>The following steps are used to install the product </li></ul><ul><li>Downlo...
Advantages <ul><ul><li>All-in-one messaging solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available for all major operating systems ...
DISADVANTAGE <ul><ul><li>Audio/Video not supported </li></ul></ul>
Architecture <ul><li>Built upon a backend library called libPurple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lib is implemented by many other ...
Competing OSS Packages/Frameworks  <ul><li>There are many other competing clients that make use of libPurple </li></ul><ul...
Licensing <ul><li>Both Pidgin and libPurple are released under GPL </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that any potential future mod...
Conclusion <ul><li>libPurple is fairly mature and stable, given that it is implemented by many different clients. </li></u...
References/Links <ul><li>SourceForge.net. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/ [ac...
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pidgin is a software used to have multi protocols in one tool...It is easier to access... it contains Gtalk ,yahoo messenger, aim,aol,etc

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  1. 1. Partha Sarathy Web 2.0 Professional An Instant messenger
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>communication between two or more people </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Past Present Future <ul><ul><li>IRC (Internet Relay Chat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Messenger , MSN, GoogleTalk </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Features <ul><li>Chatting, sending message </li></ul><ul><li>save a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Download and start </li></ul><ul><li>Quick exchange of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer up to 4GB </li></ul>
  5. 5. Author of The program was originally written on or before 1999. The number of Pidgin users was estimated to be over 3 million in 2007 Mark Spencer
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Communicate with different protocols </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. ALL IN ONE <ul><ul><ul><li>AIM, IRC, MSN, Google Talk, My Space, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber,etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. When do you Use Pidgin? <ul><ul><ul><li>consolidate IM clients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>file transfer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi platform compatibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact list </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. When to Not Use Pidgin? <ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced features such as Video and Voice services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short installations… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Installation Guidelines (Windows XP): <ul><li>The following steps are used to install the product </li></ul><ul><li>Download the program from: http://pidgin.im/download/ </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the program icon: </li></ul><ul><li>Select a language: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Advantages <ul><ul><li>All-in-one messaging solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available for all major operating systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports tabbing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupies less space. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. DISADVANTAGE <ul><ul><li>Audio/Video not supported </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Architecture <ul><li>Built upon a backend library called libPurple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lib is implemented by many other Open Source clients including Adium on Mac OS X, and Meebo, a web based client </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes use of open source Aspell Dictionaries to allow for spell and grammar checking </li></ul>
  14. 14. Competing OSS Packages/Frameworks <ul><li>There are many other competing clients that make use of libPurple </li></ul><ul><li>There are also competing multi-protocol frameworks/clients, such as Miranda, Kopete and Trillian </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally, the official clients for each of the protocols compete with Pidgin as well </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Live Messenger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Messenger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Licensing <ul><li>Both Pidgin and libPurple are released under GPL </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that any potential future modifications are also free </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>libPurple is fairly mature and stable, given that it is implemented by many different clients. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each client has its own small community of developers, and generally, they all help out with libPurple as well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pidgin itself includes mailing lists, merchandising, and an active plugin development community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you use multiple protocols, use Pidgin! </li></ul>
  17. 17. References/Links <ul><li>SourceForge.net. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/ [accessed 22 September 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>Pidgen.im. 2008. Pidgen [Online] Available from http://pidgin.im/ [accessed 22 September 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>Multiprotocol_instant_messaging_application </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaim </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pidgin.im/about/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. [email_address] sarathy1988.wordpress.com pskasula.webs.com

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