I found out today that Pidgin project has been forked, using the name FunPidgin. In addition of the stock Pidgin features, FunPidgin offers :
- “Text area manual sizing” a plugin by Artemy Kapitula that allows manual resizing of the entry area
- An option to set the size of the buddy icons displayed in the chat window.
- An option to let the window manager place new windows.
- Two different ways of seeing that your buddies are typing.
- An optional send button for Tablet PC users
I’m not going to elaborate the reason behind the fork as you can read it on the internet. But personally I think FunPidgin wouldn’t last long if they continue to make major changes from its parent project.
Currently FunPidgin is available from FunPidgin Sourceforge Project Website