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pidgin svn plus

Today, a new Launchpad PPA repository was launched which allows Ubuntu users to install Pidgin SVN with support for colored nicknames and several plug-ins.

New features coming with this repository:
  • Plus!
  • GTalkInvisible
  • Microblogging
  • Facebookchat
  • and others!

A complete list of available plug-ins can be found HERE (after adding the repository, you can install them using apt-get).

To add this repository, run the following commands in a terminal:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/frasten/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 7F931814

Then, to install Pidgin SVN and Pidgin Plus!:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get install pidgin-plus

Please note:
if you are using the latest version of Pidgin via GetDeb (either from it's website or using the GetDeb repository, remove that first / remove the repository, then install this version of Pidgin!).

Thanks to frasten for building this! For questions and anything related, see the GTK APPS entry.

[via gtk+ apps]