Pino is a very fast alternative for the default Gwibber in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), which actually did something to my startup and shutdown time. After uninstalling Gwibber, everything got back to normal. I like the speed of Pine so much, that I decided to help this project with the romanian translation.
[update]: I'm very happy to contribute to this project with the Romanian translation. It's all on Transifex. Maybe someone else could get a look on it and make the necessary corrections...if any to make.