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SquidLord
May 2nd, 2010, 03:29 AM
Hey all, simple question here. I'm not a big fan of Empathy and I'm simply wondering if Pidgin can integrate to Ubuntu 10.04 as much as Empathy can. IE: setting status and account image via the ME bubble in the upper right, make use of the mail icon the same way Empathy does [telling you when you have a new message and bring up the friends list when you select chat], etc.

nhasian
May 2nd, 2010, 03:34 AM
im not sure about the level of integration, but you can have both installed at the same time.


sudo apt-get install pidgin

SquidLord
May 2nd, 2010, 05:22 AM
Alrighty, I guess I'll have to experiment......

Thanks for the command, though I already knew it :P

Nosferax
May 3rd, 2010, 09:26 PM
Don't hesitate to let us know the results of your experiments!

I can't stand empathy either.

eodeth
May 3rd, 2010, 10:12 PM
Yes, it integrates. All of the stuff (such as the profile picture or clicking on your name to set status) are still there, at least for me they are.

randolf_ambrose
May 3rd, 2010, 10:20 PM
pidgin can be installed and used as same as empathy... ofcourse, everyone knows why we prefer pidgin over empathy...

i was actually wondering would there be an app instead of GWIBBER... i guess, tweetdeck???

teh603
May 3rd, 2010, 11:02 PM
You can also find Pidgin in the Software Center and Synaptic. I prefer to use Synaptic, but either will work. No need to smack the command prompt around.

Pidgin seems to integrate well enough.