Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
Pidgin 2.11.0 changelog:
- 2.10.12 was accidentally released with new additions to the API and should have been released as 2.11.0. Unfortunately, we did not catch the mistake until after 2.10.12 was released, but we're fixing it now. See ChangeLog.API for more information.
- Include the Mozilla certificate bundle. This fixes connecting to servers with certificates from Let's Encrypt.
- Remove all 1024-bit CAs
- media: fix an issue with ximagesink displaying only a corner cut-out of a larger webcam video (Jakub Adam)
- mediamanager: update output window destruction so that it reflects recent changes in the media pipeline structure (Jakub Adam)
- Ported Instantbird's CommandUiOps to libpurple (Dequis)
- Fixed #14962
- Fixed alignment of incoming right-to-left messages in protocols that don't support rich text
- Fix a potential crash while exiting pidgin
- Add support for the newer kerberos-based authentication of AIM 8.x
- Use getaddrinfo for DNS to enable IPv6 (#1075)
- Updates to dependencies:
- NSS 3.24 and NSPR 4.12.
- Fixed building on Mac OSX (Patrick Cloke) (#16883)
- Stop truncating passwords to 8 characters like old ICQ clients did. (#16692). If you actually needed this, truncate your password manually by pressing backspace a few times.
- Base64-decode SASL messages before passing to libsasl (#16268) [full release notes]