Unable to add GMAIL buddies in Pidgin 2.7.7

P G Schmitt pgschmitt at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 30 03:13:11 EST 2010

Thank you for that.
I guessed I misinterpreted it.

On 30/11/2010 19:06, David Woolley wrote:
> 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.

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