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Ka-Hing Cheung khc at hxbc.us
Sat Apr 7 18:28:11 EDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-04-07 at 18:17 -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> Many years ago when this project was first started, it was called "GTK+
> AOL Instant Messenger."  AOL naturally complained, and Mark Spencer
> changed the name to "Gaim."  AOL was appeased, and no one really ever
> heard of it because there were very few users back then.
> A few years later AOL trademarked "AIM," and started refering to their

> Since so much is changing between the name and the nature of the 2.0.0 release itself,
> we decided to go ahead with something we have talked
> about doing for a while now.  We have set up our own server,
> kindly donated by DVLabs.  As a result our new home will be
> www.pidgin.im and developer.pidgin.im  We, at least for now, will still
> be using SF's mirroring system for releases.  However, the bug tracking
> will no longer be on SF, and we will be migrating the mailing lists at
> some point soon.  Also, we have chosen to go with monotone for our
> revision control, rather than the SF cvs or svn.

linkify developer.pidgin.im

> We are going to release it with a 2.0.0 version number, and an API
> compatability layer for plugin authors.  The project has not changed;



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