Bounty for voice/video support in Pidgin
pidgin at monitzer.com
Sun Jul 27 19:59:21 EDT 2008
On Jul 27, 2008, at 21:06, Dipankar Sarkar wrote:
> If you check the wikipedia article on Instant messengers
> Windows live leads by a huge margin over day AIM,YIM etc ....
> Windows live - 294 million active worldwide
> Jabber - 90 million total
> AIM - >100 million total
> QQ - 783 million total accounts "active"
If you want real statistics instead of marketing numbers, take a look
Of course, this is a based on a Mac app, and Macs don't have MSN
Messenger preinstalled (instead, an AIM/XMPP-only IM app is
preinstalled). However, those MSN Messenger folks also won't use
pidgin, so they aren't really that important.
I'd vote for XMPP first for the sole reason that there's a spec for
voice/video chat. If communication with another client doesn't work,
you can compare to the spec (and blame the other app's author when
appropriate). When that one works, the codebase is known to work and
reverse engineering efforts can add other protocols as well.
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