Bounty for voice/video support in Pidgin

Dipankar Sarkar dipankarsarkar at
Sun Jul 27 15:06:11 EDT 2008

If you check the wikipedia article on Instant messengers

Windows live leads by a huge margin over day AIM,YIM etc ....

Windows live - 294 million active worldwide
Jabber - 90 million total
AIM - >100 million total
QQ - 783 million total accounts

Some numbers, don't know if they are correct. But its there supported with
I would say that Live is one of the most used even with the data set around
me. Followed by gtalk(xmpp) / yahoo.

2008/7/28 Praveen Markandu <praveenmarkandu at>

> Diego Costantini wrote:
> I think XMPP is the most widespread protocol, and in my opinion has
>> maximum priority. For the rest, in my experience, the most significant
>> protocol for future applications is SIP, after that, based on users
>> number, is MSN.
>  sorry i have seen a few people say that xmpp should have priority because
> it is the most used protocol. i find this hard to believe. it does have the
> most clients dedicated to it but in terms of number of users i am prettys
> sure aim yahoo and msn would easily surpass it.can someone give links to
> some statistics to prove me otherwise.
> regards,
> Praveen
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