Description of problem:
pidgin doesn't support jabber protocol (for gtalk).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Accounts -> Add/Edit
2. Select Protocol
Yes it does. You probably just need to install some additional cyrus-sasl packages.
We changed the display name of the protocol to "XMPP" in Pidgin, which is
technically more correct but might take a bit of getting used to. Is that what
you were looking for?
See Also : http://www.google.com/support/talk/bin/answer.py?answer=24073
Why not call it XMPP/Jabber or something similar? I searched around quite a
while and found no pages saying, "Hey, the Jabber protocol is also called XMPP!"
You will otherwise be confusing a lot of users and obfuscating the UI.
Jabber is trademark of Jabber Inc. (http://www.jabber.com) so it cannot be used
as an equivalent of XMPP.