@technicalissues I have... at least out of the box it was awful. It didn't load history, it didn't allow sending of files. Not sure if it needs additional plugins but I haven't dug further into it.
Because I've never heard anyone say that with pidgin modern xmpp is working fine. Quite the opposite.
Personally I'd suggest @dino or @gajim - both maybe not perfect for everyone (I love dinos simplicity and Gajims ad hoc command capability) but certainly well featured xmpp clients. (Dino's windows build is not yet finished though, in case you were looking for a windows client)
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