Is there an actual tutorial somewhere?
jens.dreiheller at gmx.de
Sat Feb 14 12:59:39 EST 2009
I know that a great tutorial exists, but it's
- not online (it's part of a book that costs $40)
- not up date (it's for gaim rather than Pidgin) and
- unfortunately not under a license that would allow putting it on the
It also has screenshots, but all of them are out of date.
I could type it out and update it, but this would require the author's
Is someone against putting a tutorial on the wiki?
Sean: Do you permit putting page 15 to 21 of your book on the wiki?
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Datum: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 09:34:23 -0800
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At 09:04 AM 2/9/2009, you wrote:
>Last Friday I installed Pidgin on my WindowsXP
>system so I could chat with one of my clients.
>His company uses SameTime, and someone pointed
>out that Pidgin supports this protocol. I’ve
>even managed to send my contact a test message –
>and received a response, but the process has been PAINFUL!
Pidgin for me has been one of the most user
friendly and easy to use IM clients... That's just me though.
>Furthermore, none of the resources I’ve been
>able to find on-line have been very helpful –
>including the “user’s guide” and the FAQ on
>pidgin.im. For example, the user’s guide says
>the following: “Use the Account Editor
>(Accounts->Add/Edit) to add the account of the
>appropriate messaging service.” There’s nothing
>here though that tells me where to find the “Account Editor”.
Well, it does appear that the FAQ is incorrect.
But if you go under Accounts, there's only a few
choices, and the top one is "Manage Accounts".
Seems pretty self explanatory to me.
Pidgin isn't a big complicated program. It would
probably take you 10 minutes to go through every
page of every option to configure it. Maybe even less.
> Is there a nice, simple tutorial somewhere
> that tells/shows you how to use the program??????
I just read through the FAQ, and it seemed to do
a prretty good job for me... Granted I've been using pidgin for years.
>Some specific questions/comments:
>- When I launch the program I get a bare window
>with a drop-down at the bottom that says
>“Available”. I assume this is supposed to
>contain my buddy list, but nothing I do on the
>main screen in this window (double-click,
>right-click) causes anything to happen.
Once you've added accounts, go to Accounts, Enable Account, or hit Control-A.
>- After much searching I finally found the
>Pidgin link in my system’s tool tray. This, in
>fact, is what allowed me to add a SameTime account and to send a new message.
>- So far I haven’t been able to find anything
>that resembles “add name to buddy list”
Buddies, Add Buddy (or Control-B.
> Like I said earlier, a nice, simple tutorial
> – preferably one complete with screen shots –
> would really help me figure out how to use this tool.
> (BTW – I was originally directed to
> <http://www.pidgin.com>www.pidgin.com for the
> downloads, but I couldn’t find anything there
> that looked reasonable. I did eventually find
> pidgin.im, which looks like it’s the official
> pidgin site. Did someone tie up the former so you can’t use it?
Sure looks like a cybersquatter to me... I'm
curious and the developers may be too, what directed you to pidgin.com ?
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