Moving from version to version was:{ Firefox and Java }

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at
Mon Nov 19 20:21:55 UTC 2007

Gaim will be removed and Pidgin will be installed in its place, but
Pidgin will automatically import Gaim's settings. Add/Remove has been
around since at least 6.06, so I'm not sure why you're not seeing it in
the menu of 7.04... try right-clicking on the menu bar and going to Edit
Menus and see if you can check it off from there. The reason Gaim was
removed and Pidgin was added is because Pidgin is simply a newer version
of Gaim, and keeping both around would be redundant.
On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 15:05 -0500,
Michael.Coll-Barth at wrote:

> I changed the subject line from my previous posting 'Firefox and Java'.
> That issue is still not quite resolved.  
> But along the way, I found something that is not all that appealing to
> my kids.  One box has Ubuntu 7.04 and the other Ubuntu 7.10.  gaim has
> been removed and replaced with pidgin.  Why was it removed as opposed to
> added?  Is there some doc somewhere that will deal me what's different
> from the older version?
> The Add/Remove feature on the 7.10 is very handy.  Does it exist in 7.04
> just not on the menu?  I am going to try the upgrade path from 7.04 to
> 7.10.  Will I lose what is currently installed, like gaim, or will
> pidgin simply be added as the kids would prefer.  Me too, as I don't
> have to hear the whining.
> thanks
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