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Instantbird Comments

In active development again

Comment by achalmers68
about Instantbird Jul 2016

The website for instantbird is still active and development appears to be continuing. Version 1.6 pre release builds are available for download.
The discontinued tag should be removed.

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Looks pretty and if it can catch up and even surpass pidgin ...

Comment by Michiduta
about Instantbird Jun 2011

Looks pretty and if it can catch up and even surpass pidgin then it's a winner for me. Only time will tell although it would be nice to also use a Mozilla messenger since this will make it a complete set. I'm already using Firefox for web browsing and Thunderbird for email.

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