Pidgin, the universal chat client - Lemmy
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Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time. Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX-like operating systems. Official site
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Or use https://spectrum.im/ Which is basically a server side Pidgin (uses the same libpurple plugins) and you can connect with any XMPP client.

Or BitlBee (https://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/news.r.html) which is the same thing but as an IRC server (This is what I use)

https://github.com/42wim/matterbridge also matterbridge does the same thing I believe

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Somewhat different. Matterbridge makes a connection between one or more chat rooms, while Spectrum2 allows you to connect as a single user to a different network.

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Matrix? It’s all XMPP. Has been available for many years and is pretty stable for small scale use.

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I’ve known about Pidgin for 5 years already - ever since I migrated to Linux. But IDK of any servers - IRC or otherwise with active users, so it’s kinda useless to me. Unless someone here wishes to suggest such servers. I’m mostly interested in these things as a reference point of what servers I’m looking for: Linux (and/or Arch Linux), Supergirl, Atheism, metal (music).

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Pidgin is a great client. I wish there was a mobile version of it!

Yeah, some mobile and OS X versions and it may really become “universal” , it was really quite good in its day - too long ago….

I could have resurrected the old one I had made. I would have given it to you, lol. I used to run c/pidgin but I didn’t get any traffic or activity so I shut it down, since I’m already moderating lots of spaces.

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I made this one, because I supposed, there was a bug with the deleted communities. But anyway. It would be cool if you resurrect the ‘original’ community. Thanks

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