Pidgin Version 2.5.6 – Released 19/05/2009

Pidgin is an all in one instant messenger client, boasting a slick and fast user interface with versions available for

The change log, which has predomently been geared around logged tickets with the pidgin development team is:

  • libpurple
    • Improve sleep behavior by aggregation of longer timeouts on second boundaries to allow better power saving. (Arunan Balasubramaniam)
    • Fix various crashes on exit.
    • Make XML parsing more resilient to interactions with other libraries. This, along with the fix for libxml2 bug 564217, fixes the crashes on connect in XMPP with recent gst-plugins-bad (see #8830 for details).
    • Many security related fixes
  • IRC
    • Correctly handle WHOIS for users who are joined to a large number of channels.
    • Notify the user if a /nick command fails, rather than trying fallback nicks.
  • MSN
    • Fix a race condition causing occasional Pidgin crashes.
    • Fix some errors about the friendly name changing too fast caused by MSN/Yahoo integration buddies.
  • XMPP
    • Less likely to pop up a new conversation window in disregard of the “Hide new IM conversations” preference.
  • Yahoo
    • Fix a crash when sending very long messages.
    • Fix a bug where UTF-8 status messages get garbled when going idle.

Pidging currently supports the following networks:

  • AIM
  • Bonjour
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Google Talk
  • Groupwise
  • ICQ
  • IRC
  • MSN
  • MySpaceIM
  • QQ
  • SILC
  • Sametime
  • XMPP
  • Yahoo!
  • Zephyr

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