Unable to add GMAIL buddies in Pidgin 2.7.7

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Tue Nov 30 03:06:29 EST 2010

P G Schmitt wrote:
> It sounds like I misunderstood Pidgin's ability.
> I have used pidgin thus: @hotmail to chat with an @yahoo, so figured 
> from what I read I should be able to use it to chat to @gmail friends.
> Is it intended to work this way?

It's intended to provide a uniform user interface to multiple instant 
messaging accounts, and one which presents them all in one place. 
However, it cannot force different services to talk to each other, even 
though one or two do do so.

The other thing it does is provide access to popular services from open 
source and, maybe in some cases, any non-Windows platform.

David Woolley
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