User:Toussaint/Carrier Instant Messenger

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Carrier Instant Messenger (formerly known as funpidgin) is a free and open source instant messaging and chat client. It was forked from the Pidgin project in April 2008 following an internal dispute between developers and users over the inability to manually resize the text input box of conversations, a modification which displeased a number of the project's community[1][2][3] The founders of the new project intended to retain a flexible regime of user choice in the interface configuration of the client. Originally named funpidgin, it was renamed as Carrier in May 2008.[4]


  1. ^ "Ticket #4986 (closed enhancement: wontfix)". Trac. Pidgin. March 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Adams, Paul (April 22, 2008). "In Response to User Demand, Pidgin Forks". Monkeybites blog. Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. 
  3. ^ Malda, Rob (as CmdrTaco) (April 30, 2008). "Pidgin Controversy Triggers Fork". Slashdot. 
  4. ^ "Funpidgin is now Carrier Instant Messenger, releases version 2.4.2". May 29, 2008. 

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