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-rw-r--r--ChangeLog2
-rw-r--r--ChangeLog.API2
-rw-r--r--NEWS2
-rw-r--r--PLUGIN_HOWTO21
-rw-r--r--README82
6 files changed, 40 insertions, 71 deletions
diff --git a/AUTHORS b/AUTHORS
index f355a8f..a6072c8 100644
--- a/AUTHORS
+++ b/AUTHORS
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients that're Good for the Soul
+Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients That're Good for the Soul
==========================================================================
For a complete list of all contributors, see the COPYRIGHT file.
diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index d2be266..43c9d17 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients that're good for the soul
+Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients That're Good for the Soul
version 2.0.0:
Build Changes:
diff --git a/ChangeLog.API b/ChangeLog.API
index 2a2da04..e3c78cd 100644
--- a/ChangeLog.API
+++ b/ChangeLog.API
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients that're good for the soul
+Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients That're Good for the Soul
version 2.0.0:
Changed:
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 44c07f8..ddf5657 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
--=[ Gaim ]=- The Pimpin' Penguin IM Client That's Good For The Soul!
+Pidgin and Finch: The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients That're Good for the Soul
2.0.0beta6 (1/17/2006):
Sean: Barring any seriously major new issues, we expect this to be
diff --git a/PLUGIN_HOWTO b/PLUGIN_HOWTO
index 5295d96..f2e0b74 100644
--- a/PLUGIN_HOWTO
+++ b/PLUGIN_HOWTO
@@ -1,20 +1,7 @@
-For information on writing a plugin for Gaim, go
-http://gaim.sourceforge.net/api/ and see the HOWTOs in the
-"Related Pages" section.
+For information on writing a plugin for Purple, Pidgin or Finch, go
+http://pidgin.im/api/ and see the HOWTOs in the "Related Pages"
+section.
You can also generate this documentation locally by installing
-doxygen and graphviz dot, then running "make docs" in the Gaim
+doxygen and graphviz dot, then running "make docs" in the
source tree. The documentation will be in the docs/html directory.
-
-This next paragraph is old and possibly out of date:
-Compilation of the plugins is fairly straight-forward; there is a
-Makefile in this directory that has a rule for making the .so file
-from a .c file. No modification of the Makefile should be necessary,
-unless if you simply want to type 'make' to have it made; otherwise,
-'make filename.so' will take filename.c and make the .so plugin from
-it. If you need to link in with extra libraries, you can set the
-environment variable PLUGIN_LIBS to be the libraries you want to link
-with.
-
-It should be possible to compile plugins outside of the Gaim source
-tree, which is a much cleaner solution.
diff --git a/README b/README
index 90260dd..db508e9 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,28 +1,33 @@
-gaim
+Purple, Pidgin and Finch
========================
-Rob Flynn <gaim@robflynn.com> IM: RobFlynn (current maintainer)
-Syd Logan - Super Hacker and Resident Designated Driver
-Jim Duchek <jimduchek@ou.edu> IM: Zilding (former maintainer)
-Eric Warmenhoven <eric@warmenhoven.org> (retired)
-Mark Spencer <markster@marko.net>
+See AUTHORS and COPYRIGHT for the list of contributors.
-Gaim is an IM client that supports many protocols, including AIM, ICQ,
-MSN, IRC, and Jabber. Gaim is NOT endorsed by, nor affiliated with,
-AOL nor any other company in ANY way.
+libpurple is a library intended to be used by programmers seeking
+to write an IM client that connects to many IM networks. It supports
+AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN and Yahoo!, among others.
+Pidgin is an graphical IM client written in C which uses the GTK+
+toolkit.
+
+Finish is a text-based IM client written in C which uses the ncurses
+toolkit.
+
+These programs are not endorsed by, nor affiliated with, AOL nor any
+other company in any way.
BUILD
=====
Read the 'INSTALL' file for more detailed directions.
-Gaim uses the standard ./configure ; make. You need to use gmake, BSD
-make probably won't work. Remember, run ./configure --help to see what
-build options are available.
+These programs use the standard ./configure ; make. You need to use
+gmake, BSD make probably won't work. Remember, run ./configure --help
+to see what build options are available.
-In order to compile Gaim, you need to have GTK+ 2.0 installed (as
+In order to compile Pidgin you need to have GTK+ 2.0 installed (as
well as the development files!). The configure script will fail if you
-don't. You can get it from http://www.gtk.org/.
+don't. If you don't have GTK+ 2.0 installed, you shoudl install it
+using your distributions package management tools.
For sound support, you also need gstreamer 0.10 or higher. For
spellchecking support, you need libgtkspell (http://gtkspell.sf.net/).
@@ -34,9 +39,9 @@ RUN
You should run 'make install' as root to make sure plugins and other files
get installed into locations they want to be in. Once you've done that,
-you only need to run 'gaim'.
+you only need to run 'pidgin' or 'finch'.
-Protocol plugins (prpls) are now automatically loaded. Simply go to the
+Protocol plugins (PRPLs) are now automatically loaded. Simply go to the
account editor, add a new account, and all supported protocols will be
there. Be sure to use OSCAR (AIM/ICQ) and not the old TOC or ICQ plugins.
@@ -46,12 +51,12 @@ Read below for protocol-specific information.
PLUGINS
=======
-If you do not wish to enable the plugin support within Gaim, run the
+If you do not wish to enable the plugin support within Purple, run the
./configure script with the --disable-plugins option and recompile your
source code. This will prevent the ability to load plugins.
-'make install' puts the plugins in $PREFIX/lib/gaim (PREFIX being what
-you specified when you ./configure'd - it defaults to /usr/local). Gaim
+'make install' puts the plugins in $PREFIX/lib/purple (PREFIX being what
+you specified when you ./configure'd - it defaults to /usr/local). Purple
looks for the plugins in that directory by default, but they do not have
to be there to use them. Also, plugins have a .so extension by default,
though they do not have to.
@@ -69,11 +74,7 @@ If you manually set a command for your browser or sound player options,
make sure to put double-quotes around the "%s", otherwise bad things may
happen.
-If you come across a bug, please report it to http://gaim.sf.net/bug.php.
-
-See README.SVN for information on the bleeding edge SVN version of Gaim.
-You probably shouldn't use it, as it may eat your children, as well as
-your settings.
+If you come across a bug, please report it to http://pidgin.im/.
PROTOCOL INFORMATION
@@ -101,11 +102,11 @@ Oscar (Mark)
Oscar is the default protocol. It is recommended that you use Oscar for
both AIM and ICQ, as TOC isn't very featureful and the old ICQ protocol no
-longer works.
+longer works.
For AIM, Oscar can get people's away messages. It can request and accept
-Direct Connections, and has limited support for file transfer. IM Image
-does not currently work. It can send and receive buddy icons if you have
+Direct Connections, and has limited support for file transfer. IM Image
+does not currently work. It can send and receive buddy icons if you have
GdkPixbuf.
For ICQ, it supports nearly everything that the old ICQ plugin supported,
@@ -120,7 +121,7 @@ Yahoo (Sean)
Yahoo is currently using the new YMSG protocol that newer official Yahoo
clients are using. This protocol is much better than the old one, and
tends to be somewhat more reliable. However, the Yahoo service is still
-flaky at best.
+flaky at best.
IRC (Ethan)
@@ -134,27 +135,18 @@ account. There are other / commands that work in IM and Chat windows for
IRC, /help will give you a list of them.
-MSN (Christian)
+MSN
===
With MSN you can join a conversation with several people, but you can't
invite people from the IM window yet.
-ICQ (Mark)
-===
-
-The ICQ plugin is deprecated and will probably be removed soon. The
-protocol only marginally works. You should use Oscar for ICQ. You'll
-need a different client to register an ICQ account if you don't have
-one yet.
-
-
Jabber (Nathan)
======
Transports aren't currently supported at all, though if you have a
-transport already subscribed Gaim will use it (you can't add or remove
+transport already subscribed Purple will use it (you can't add or remove
transports though). In order to use a server other than jabber.org, set
your username to include the server, e.g. warmenhoven@mycompany.com. This
is the actual format of the Jabber ID anyway; Jabber is email with online
@@ -162,23 +154,13 @@ notification. You can register a new Jabber account by checking the
appropriate box in the account editor for your Jabber account.
-Napster (Mark)
-=======
-
-Heh. Ok, so I (Rob) am on crack! Gaim can sign on/off of Napster,
-add/remove people to your hotlist (buddylist) as well as chat privately
-and in chat rooms. You can search for files and browse a list of other
-user's files. You can currently download files as long as the person
-you're retrieving files from is not firewalled.
-
-
Zephyr (Sean)
======
Let me start off by saying how much I really despise Zephyr. They do a
lot of things that make me realize why this never caught on. For those
of you who are unfortunate enough to feel compelling need to use this,
-gaim now has a Zephyr plugin. It can currently sign on/off, handles
+Purple now has a Zephyr plugin. It can currently sign on/off, handles
presence/buddy lists (it even imports your .anyone file!), and can
send/receive personal messages. A lot of stuff is missing, this is just
a real rough first stab at it.