GAIM is an Open Source 'clone' of America OnLine's Instant Messenger client using the GTK+ toolkit. It features most of the functionality of the official AIM client while being much smaller and faster (or, so we hope). It features multiple groups, group chat, user information fetching and registration, time stamping, sound (for when you really do want to be interrupted), multiple away messages, and probably a few other things.
GAIM was originally written by Mark Spencer and is now being maintained by Jim Duchek as well as having GNOME support added in by Peter Jones. You can fetch the latest snapshots and releases (when those become available) at the GAIM ftp site.
New: Check out the online User's Guide to GAIM. You'll laugh, you'll cry, uh, you can figure it out.
Mark Spencer, original author: firstname.lastname@example.org, markster97 with GAIM
Jim Duchek, maintainer: email@example.com, Zilding with GAIM
Peter Jones, GNOME and applet stuff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How can I have multiple groups?
Q: I'm getting an error.au2h.c:2: error.h: No such file or directory
A: libc5... remove "#include" from au2h.c
Q: Is it Open Source?
Q: Did you reverse engineer it?
Q: TCP or UDP?
Q: Why did you do it?
Q: Will you do a version with Qt?
Q: How about for Windows 9x?
Q: Can I IM you?
Q: How can I contribute?
Q: Can I give you money (or hardware), you being a poor student developing free software instead of studying like you should be and all?
Q: Where the heck is my buddy listed stored?
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