Sourceforge project description

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Fri Apr 13 01:56:50 EDT 2007

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Earlier today I discovered that the "About Pidgin" blurb on Sourceforge reads:

Pidgin is a GTK+ instant messaging application. It uses libpurple, which
supports multiple protocols, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, IRC,
Napster, Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr, and SILC. It has many common features found in other
clients, as well as many

(The truncation shown above is not accidental--that is the exact text shown.)

The Napster prpl was removed quite some time ago and has since found itself a
new home in the Plugin Pack, so shouldn't mention of it be removed?  It might
also be nice if the sentence could be trimmed a bit so that the remainder of the
text can be squeezed in.  Perhaps something like:

Pidgin is a GTK+ instant messaging application. Via libpurple it supports
multiple protocols including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber (XMPP), IRC,
Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr, and SILC.  It has many features common to other clients as
well as many unique features.

This version should fit in the description field with one character to spare.  I
realize it's not going to be overly common for people to be looking at this
text, but I think we should have the most polished appearance possible in all
venues through which we're visible.  The truncated sentence doesn't look very
polished. ;)

While on the subject of Sourceforge, I remember reading a question asking if
Sourceforge minded a project hosting its site and version control elsewhere but
still using SF for download hosting.  I have seen several other projects do
this, and it *appears* to be OK as long as the Sourceforge logo is included on
the website via one of their official logo URLs.  Currently the logo at the
bottom of the page at is using one of these sanctioned URLs, so
everything should be kosher, as I understand it.

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