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Pidgin 2.0 (previously gaim) released, victim of its own success?

Published: 2007-05-04
Last Updated: 2007-05-04 19:41:05 UTC
by Jim Clausing (Version: 2)
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Yesterday was the official release of pidgin 2.0 (used to be called gaim, an IM client that can speak AIM, ICQ, IRC, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN, jabber, etc.).  Today, its website ( seems to be unreachable (I was trying to figure out how to send a comment on a feature I like from gaim 2.0.0b6 that is missing in the pidgin release).  Is this a result of its success or a hosting issue or DoS?  I have no idea, I haven't heard back from anyone yet.

Update:  (2007-05-04 19:40UTC) The consensus seems to be that they are a victim of their own success in the form of being slashdotted, so I'll go with that until/unless I hear something different from them officially.
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