Pidgin 2.7.8

Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks.

Pidgin users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.

What's new:

  • General:
    • Fix the exceptions in purple-remote on Python 2.6+. (Ari Pollak)
  • Pidgin:
    • When a conversation has reached the maximum limit on the number of smileys, display the text representation of the smiley properly when it contains HTML-escapable characters (e.g. "<3" was previously displayed as "<3").
    • Drop dependency on GdkGC and use Cairo instead.
    • New UI hack to assist in first-time setup of Facebook accounts with icon from Jakub Szypulka.
    • Don't hide the buddy list if there is no notification area in which to put the icon.
  • libpurple:
    • Fix multipart parsing when '=' is included in the boundary for purple_mime_document_parse. (Jakub Adam)
  • AIM and ICQ:
    • Buddies who unset their status message will now be correctly shown without a message in your buddy list.
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Updated our bundled libgadu and minimum requirement for external libgadu to 1.9.0.
  • MSN:
    • Stop showing ourselves in the list of endpoints that can be disconnected.
    • Allow full-size display names, by not escaping (most) non-English characters.
    • Fix receiving messages from users on Yahoo and other federated services.
    • Correctly remove old endpoints from the list when they sign out.
    • Add option to disable connections from multiple locations.
    • Correctly update your own display name in the buddy list.
    • Correctly show ourselves as offline in the buddy list when going invisible.
    • Correctly update your own icon in the buddy list.
    • Remove struct packing for better portability.
  • XMPP:
    • Terminate Jingle sessions with unsupported content types.

 News source: Official website
 Download: Pidgin 2.7.8
 View: Change log

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