gaim 0.75 for Debian 3.0
Posted on: 01/11/2004 09:15 AM

Backports.org has released a port of gaim 0.75 for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0

Gaim is a modular Instant Messaging client capable of using AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, IRC, Jabber, Napster, Zephyr, and Gadu-Gadu all at once. It is written using GTK+ and is licensed under the GPL.

As the name suggests, it was originally designed for using AOL's Instant Messenger service (you can sign up at http://www.aim.aol.com/). Consequently it contains many of the same features as AOL's IM client, as well as incorporating many new and unique features, such as the multiple protocol support.

Gaim used to ship a gaim-gnome package which contained an applet for the GNOME 1.4 panel. This has been replaced in favour of a tray icon plugin, contained in this version. To see it in GNOME 2, use the system-tray-applet package (included in panel versions 2.1 and later), or in KDE 3.1 it should appear in the Kicker's system tray. Users of other window managers should investigate docker, the WM dock
app.

Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# Gaim
deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable gaim
deb-src http://www.backports.org/debian stable gaim



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