Pidgin for Android

David Woolley forums at
Wed May 30 02:42:18 EDT 2012

Vips S wrote:
> Are you guys planning to have an android app? 

Whilst the answer is probably "no", saying that definitively in an open 
source context is very difficult, because it only needs one potential 
developer who didn't read your posting, but was working on an Android 
port, to invalidate this.  There is no central committee that makes such 

My understanding though is that Android is sufficiently far from a Posix 
environment, that such a port would be a major job.  Also, my 
understanding is that the GUI libraries used have not been ported to 

Incidentally, a commercial developer also wouldn't answer that sort of 
question, unless they were about to issue the press release, anyway.

David Woolley
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