Google Talk

Jon Homan jon at
Tue May 22 21:42:50 EDT 2007

FWIW, I think some explanatory text would be a welcome addition.
However, as Ethan pointed out, it's possible many users will not so much
as read the text.


Peter Lawler wrote:
> Personally, I don't think Pidgin should bend to meet lame corporate 
> marketing brands. It's almost like advocating a dumbing down of the UI. 
> I believe there's been previous discussion about throwing a link in the 
> add account UI part that'd point to the protocol's signin page. I'd go 
> as far as to say maybe what's required is some explanatory text, eg:
> Colloquially known as 'Jabber', this open protocol is used by 
>, google talk ....
> Closed source protocol created by Microsoft. Currently implemented in 
> Pidgin with version X.
> Open source protocol with many servers, although some may vary from the 
> specification that may cause issues within Pidgin/Finch

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