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A Couple Changes Today

These are probably the two most prominent changes today, both taking effect on Easter.

- Debian releases version 4.0, codenamed "Etch".
- Gaim changes its name to Pidgin, due to legal pressure from AOL.

This is great news for the Free Software world. Debian, being the most forked Linux distribution with the largest and most widely used package management tool apt, and Gaim (now Pidgin), being the most widely used IM client in the Free Software world with probably the most used library (libgaim, now libpurple) for other IM clients.

This preceding the news of Ubuntu Feisty being released in just 11 days. :)

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Christer Edwards using Firefox 2.0.0.3 on Ubuntu | April 8, 2007 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I wonder how soon we'll see changes downstream on the gaim/pidgin update.. and I guess the kittens aro now safe from the debian developers :)

  2. Jean Francois using Opera 9.10 on Windows XP | April 9, 2007 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Just to help out with the quality of your otherwise excellent weblog, you should note that "it's" = "it is", not a possessive. "its" is the possessive form.

  3. Aaron using Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.3 on Debian GNU/Linux 64 bits | April 9, 2007 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Jean- Simple typo. Happens all the time. Thanks for catching. :)

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