Pidgin showing Adium status

Rich Allcorn rich at
Wed Oct 18 18:24:05 EDT 2017

Most people I know after working with Adium for a while, switch back to Pidgin, and find a way to get it working on their Mac. Adium is just too… “buggy“.

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On Oct 18, 2017, at 15:12, Wade Smart <wadesmart at> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM,  <felix at> wrote:
> I am slowly migrating away from a company Mac back to my own Linux laptop, running Ubuntu (not my first choice, but approved-Ubuntu beats unapproved Gentoo or offical Mac) and Pidgin.  Pidgin migration was easy enough and it's interesting seeing all the plugins and choices.
> However!  It doesn't coordinate well with everyone else running Adium on Macs.  A few show up as online, but almost everybody else is offline, except they also show a "Status (Adium): Available" when I hover over their name.  If I set to only show online accounts, they don't appear.
> Is there some option or plugin which translates Adium statii to Pidgin?
> $ pidgin --version
> Pidgin 2.12.0 (libpurple 2.12.0)

I think that ones status is based on the client thru the protocol used.
They might have their status set as invisible or something along those
lines that doesnt show up for you.

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