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Pidgin 2.10.7

Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

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

Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more.

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Pidgin integrates well with GNOME 2 and KDE 3.1's system tray, as well as Windows' own system tray. This allows you to work with Pidgin without requiring the buddy list window to be open at all times.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

2.10.7 [08-07-13]

  • Pidgin:
    • Fix a bug that requires a triple-click to open a conversation window from the buddy list. (#15199)

Other versions : 2.10.6 2.10.4 2.10.1 2.10.0 2.9.0 2.8.0 2.7.11 2.7.10 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.7 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.6.3 2.6.2 2.6.1 2.5.8 2.5.7 2.5.6 2.5.5 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.4.0 2.3.1

v2.10.6 [07-09-12]

  • Pidgin:
    • Fix a bug that requires a triple-click to open a conversation window from the buddy list. (#15199)

v2.10.4 [05-12-12]

  • General:
    • Support building against Farstream in addition to Farsight. (Olivier Crete) (#14936)
  • IRC:
    • Disable periodic WHO timer. IRC channel user lists will no longer automatically display away status, but libpurple will be much kinder to the network.
    • Print unknown numerics to channel windows if we can associate them. Thanks to Marien Zwart. (#15090)
  • MSN:
    • Fix a possible crash when receiving messages with certain characters or character encodings. Thanks to Fabian Yamaguchi for reporting this!
  • XMPP:
    • Fix a possible crash when receiving a series of specially crafted file transfer requests. Thanks to José Valentín Gutiérrez for reporting this! (CVE-2012-2214)
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Words added to spell check dictionaries are saved across restarts of Pidgin (#11886)

v2.10.1 [12-21-11]

  • Finch:
    • Fix compilation on OpenBSD.
  • AIM and ICQ:
    • Fix remotely-triggerable crashes by validating strings in a few messages related to buddy list management. Thanks to Evgeny Boger for reporting this! (#14682)
  • Bonjour:
    • IPv6 fixes (Linus Lüssing)
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Fix problems linking against GnuTLS. (#14544)
  • IRC:
    • Fix a memory leak when admitting UTF-8 text with a non-UTF-8 primary encoding. (#14700)
  • Jabber:
    • Fix crashes and memory leaks when receiving malformed voice and video requests. Thanks to Thijs Alkemade for reporting this!
  • Sametime:
    • Separate "username" and "server" when adding new Sametime accounts. (#14608)
    • Fix compilation in Visual C++. (#14608)
  • SILC:
    • Fix CVE-2011-3594, by UTF-8 validating incoming messages before passing them to glib or libpurple. Identified by Diego Bauche Madero from IOActive. (#14636)
  • Yahoo!:
    • Fetch buddy icons in some cases where we previously weren't. (#13050)
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Fix compilation

v2.10.0 [08-30-11]

  • Pidgin:
    • Make the max size of incoming smileys a pref instead of hardcoding it. (Quentin Brandon) (#5231)
    • Added a plugin information dialog to show information for plugins that aren't otherwise visible in the plugins dialog.
    • Fix building with GTK+ earlier than 2.14.0 (GTK+ 2.10 is still the minimum supported) (#14261)
  • libpurple:
    • Fix a potential crash in the Log Reader plugin when reading QIP logs.
    • Fix a large number of strcpy() and strcat() invocations to use strlcpy() and strlcat(), etc., forestalling an entire class of string buffer overrun bugs. (The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dan Auerbach, Chris Palmer, Jacob Appelbaum)
    • Change some filename manipulations in filectl.c to use MAXPATHLEN instead of arbitrary length constants. (The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dan Auerbach, Chris Palmer, Jacob Appelbaum)
    • Fix endianness-related crash in NTLM authentication (Jon Goldberg) (#14163)
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Fixed searching for buddies in public directory. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#5242)
    • Better status message handling. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#14314)
    • Merged two buddy blocking methods. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#5303)
    • Fix building of the bundled libgadu library with older versions of GnuTLS. (patch plucked from upstream) (#14365)
  • ICQ:
    • Fix crash selecting Tools->Set Mood when you're online with an ICQ account that is configured as an AIM account. (#14437)
  • IRC:
    • Fix a crash when remote users have certain characters in their nicknames. (Discovered by Djego Ibanez) (#14341)
    • Fix the handling of formatting following mIRC O (#14436)
    • Fix crash when NAMES is empty. (James McLaughlin?) (#14518)
  • MSN:
    • Fix incorrect handling of HTTP 100 responses when using the HTTP connection method. This can lead to a crash. (Discovered by Marius Wachtler)
    • Fix seemingly random crashing. (#14307)
    • Fix a crash when the account is disconnected at the time we are doing a SB request. (Hanzz, ported by shlomif) (#12431)
  • XMPP:
    • Do not generate malformed XML ("") when setting an empty mood. (#14342)
    • Fix the /join behavior. (Broken when adding support for @) (#14205)
  • Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN:
    • Fix coming out of idle while in an unavailable state
    • Fix logging into Yahoo! JAPAN. (#14259)
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Open an explorer.exe window at the location of the file when clicking on a file link instead of executing the file, because executing a file can be potentially dangerous. (Discovered by James Burton of Insomnia Security) (Fixed by Eion Robb)

v2.9.0 [06-27-11]

  • Pidgin
    • Fix a potential remote denial-of-service bug related to displaying buddy icons.
    • Significantly improved performance of larger IRC channels (regression introduced in 2.8.0).
    • Fix Conversation->Add on AIM and MSN.
    • Entries in the chat user list are sorted properly again. This was inadvertenly broken in 2.8.0.
  • Finch
    • Fix logging in to ICQ.
  • libpurple
    • media: Actually use the specified TCP port from the TURN configuration to create a TCP relay candidate.
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix crashes on some non-mainstream OSes when attempting to printf("%s", NULL). (Clemens Huebner) (#14297)
  • Plugins
    • The Evolution Integration plugin compiles again.

v2.8.0 [06-18-11]

  • General:
    • Implement simple silence suppression for voice calls, preventing wasted bandwidth for silent periods during a call. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13180)
    • Added the DigiCert? High Assurance CA-3 intermediate CA, needed for validation of the Facebook XMPP interface's certificate.
    • Removed the QQ protocol plugin. It hasn't worked in a long time and isn't being maintained, therefore we no longer want it.
  • Pidgin:
    • Duplicate code cleanup. (Gabriel Schulhof) (#10599)
    • Voice/Video call window adapts correctly to adding or removing streams on the fly. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13535)
    • Don't cancel an ongoing call when rejecting the addition of a stream to the existing call. (Jakub Adam) (#13537)
    • Pidgin plugins can now override tab completion and detect clicks on usernames in the chat userlist. (kawaii.neko) (#12599)
    • Fix the tooltip being destroyed when it is full of information and cover the mouse (dliang) (#10510)
  • libpurple:
    • media: Allow obtaining active local and remote candidates. (Jakub Adam) (#11830)
    • media: Allow getting/setting video capabilities. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13095)
    • Simple Silence Suppression is optional per-account. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13180)
    • Fix purple-url-handler being unable to find an account.
    • media: Allow adding/removing streams on the fly. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13535)
    • Support new connection states in NetworkManager 0.9. (Dan Williams) (#13505)
    • When removing a buddy, delete the pounces associated with it. (Kartik Mohta) (#1131)
    • media: Allow libpurple and plugins to set SDES properties for RTP conferences. (Jakub Adam) (#12981)
    • proxy: Add new "Tor/Privacy" proxy type that can be used to restrict operations that could leak potentially sensitive data (e.g. DNS queries). (#11110, #13928)
    • media: Add support for using TCP relaying with TURN (will only work with libnice 0.1.0 and later).
  • AIM:
    • Fix setting icons with dimensions greater than 64x64 pixels by scaling them down to at most 64x64. (#12874, #13165)
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Allow showing your status only to buddies. (Mateusz Piękos) (#13358)
    • Updated internal libgadu to version 1.10.1. (Robert Matusewicz, Krzysztof Klinikowski) (#13525)
    • Updated internal libgadu to version 1.11.0. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#14248)
    • Suppress blank messages that happen when receiving inline images. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13554)
    • Fix sending inline images to remote users, don't crash when trying to send large (> 256kB) images. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13580)
    • Support typing notifications. (Jan Zachorowski, Tomasz Wasilczyk, Krzysztof Klinikowski) (#13362, #13590)
    • Require libgadu 1.11.0 to avoid using internal libgadu.
    • Optional SSL connection support for GNUTLS users (not on Windows yet!). (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13613, #13894)
    • Don't count received messages or statuses when determining whether to send a keepalive packet. (Jan Zachorowski) (#13699)
    • Fix a crash when receiving images on Windows or an incorrect timestamp in the log when receiving images on Linux. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#10268)
    • Support XML events, resulting in immediate update of other users' buddy icons. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13739)
    • Accept poorly formatted URLs from other third-party clients in the same manner as the official client. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13886)
  • ICQ:
    • Fix setting icons with dimensions greater than 64x64 pixels by scaling them down to at most 64x64. (#12874, #13165)
    • Fix unsetting your mood when "None" is selected. (Dustin Gathmann) (#11895)
    • Ignore Daylight Saving Time when performing calculations related to birthdays. (Dustin Gathmann) (#13533)
    • It is now possible to specify multiple encodings on the Advanced tab of an ICQ account's settings by using a comma-delimited list. (Dmitry Utkin (#13496))
  • IRC:
    • Add "authserv" service command. (tomos) (#13337)
  • MSN:
    • Fix a hard-to-exploit crash in the MSN protocol when using the HTTP connection method (Reported by Marius Wachtler).
  • MXit:
    • Support for an Invite Message when adding a buddy.
    • Fixed bug in splitting-up of messages that contain a lot of links.
    • Fixed crash caused by timer not being disabled on disconnect. (introduced in 2.7.11)
    • Clearing of the conversation window now works.
    • When receiving an invite you can display the sender's profile information, avatar image, invite message.
    • The Change PIN option was moved into separate action.
    • New profile attributes added and shown.
    • Update to protocol v6.3.
    • Added the ability to view and invite your Suggested Friends, and to search for contacts.
    • Also display the Status Message of offline contacts in their profile information.
  • XMPP:
    • Remember the previously entered user directory when searching. (Keith Moyer) (#12451)
    • Correctly handle a buddy's unsetting his/her vCard-based avatar. (Matthew W.S. Bell) (#13370)
    • Squash one more situation that resulted in duplicate entries in the roster (this one where the server reports the buddy as being in the same (empty) group. (Reported by Danny Mayer)
  • Plugins:
    • The Voice/Video Settings plugin now includes the ability to test microphone settings. (Jakub Adam) (#13182)
    • Fix a crash when handling some saved settings in the Voice/Video Settings plugin. (Pat Erley) (13290, #13774)
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Fix building libpurple with Visual C++ .NET 2005. This was accidentally broken in 2.7.11. (Florian Quèze)
    • Build internal libgadu using packed structs, fixing several long-standing Gadu-Gadu issues. (#11958, #6297)

v2.7.11 [03-11-11]

  • MSN:
    • Fix CVE-2010-4528, a crash when receiving short packets related to P2Pv2 messages.

v2.7.10 [02-12-11]

  • MSN:
    • Fix CVE-2010-4528, a crash when receiving short packets related to P2Pv2 messages.

v2.7.9 [12-29-10]

  • MSN:
    • Fix a crash when receiving short packets related to P2Pv2. (CVE ID pending)

v2.7.8 [12-20-10]

  • General:
    • Fix the exceptions in purple-remote on Python 2.6+. (Ari Pollak) (#12151)
  • 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. (#12129)
  • libpurple:
    • Fix multipart parsing when '=' is included in the boundary for purple_mime_document_parse. (Jakub Adam) (#11598)
  • AIM and ICQ:
    • Buddies who unset their status message will now be correctly shown without a message in your buddy list. (#12988)
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Updated our bundled libgadu and minimum requirement for external libgadu to 1.9.0. (#12789)
  • 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. (#8508)
    • Fix receiving messages from users on Yahoo and other federated services. (#13022)
    • Correctly remove old endpoints from the list when they sign out.
    • Add option to disable connections from multiple locations. (#13017)
    • Correctly update your own display name in the buddy list. (#13064)
    • Correctly show ourselves as offline in the buddy list when going invisible. (#12945)
    • Correctly update your own icon in the buddy list. (#12973)
    • Remove struct packing for better portability. (#12856)
  • XMPP:
    • Terminate Jingle sessions with unsupported content types. (#13048)

v2.7.7 [11-25-10]

  • General:
    • Allow multiple CA certificates to share the same Distinguished Name (DN). Partially fixes remaining MSN issues from #12906.
    • The GNUTLS SSL plugin now discards any certificate (and all subsequent certificates) in a chain if it did not sign the previous certificate. Partially fixes remaining MSN issues from #12906.
    • Open requests related to a file transfer are now closed when the request is cancelled locally. (#11666)
  • AIM and ICQ:
    • AIM should now connect if "Use clientLogin" is turned off and the "Server" field is set to anything other than "" or "". (#12948)
    • Fix a crash on connection loss. (#5927)

v2.7.5 [11-02-10]

  • General:
    • Added Verisign Class 3 Public CA - G2 root CA.
  • Pidgin:
    • Properly differentiate between bn and bn_IN in the Translation Information dialog.
  • AIM and/or ICQ:
    • Display the "Authorize buddy?" minidialog when the requestor has an empty nickname. (#12810)
    • New ICQ accounts default to proper ICQ servers. Old accounts using one of the old default servers will be silently migrated to use the proper servers.
    • ICQ accounts using clientLogin now use the correct ICQ servers. This is separate from the server settings mentioned above.
    • '<' should no longer cause ICQ status messages to be truncated in some locations. (#11964, #12593)
    • Fix sending messages to chat rooms. (#12768)
  • Bonjour:
    • Don't crash when attempting to log into a Bonjour account and init failed.
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Quote the path stored in the registry when the "run at startup" option in the Windows Pidgin Options plugin is used. (#12781)

v2.7.4 [10-22-10]

  • General:
    • Fix search path for Tk when compiling on Debian Squeeze. (#12465)
    • purple-remote now expects and produces UTF-8. (Guillaume Brunerie)(#12049)
    • Add Deutsche Telekom, Thawte Primary, and Go Daddy Class 2 root CAs (#12667, #12668, and #12594)
    • Fix CVE-2010-3711 by properly validating return values from the purple_base64_decode() function before using them.
    • Fix two local crash bugs by properly validating return values from the purple_base16_decode() function before using them.
  • libpurple:
    • Fall back to an ordinary request if a UI does not support showing a request with an icon. Fixes receiving MSN file transfer requests including a thumbnail in Finch. (#12561)
    • Fix an invalid memory access when removing UPnP mappings that could cause sporadic crashes, most notably when MSN Direct Connections are enabled. (#12387)
    • Add a sentence to the certificate warning for expired certificates suggesting the user check their computer's date and time. (#12654)
  • Pidgin:
    • Add support for the Gadu-Gadu protocol in the gevolution plugin to provide Evolution integration with contacts with GG IDs. (#10709)
    • Remap the "Set User Mood" shortcut to Control-D, which does not conflict with the previous shortcut for Get Buddy Info on the selected buddy.
    • Add a plugin action menu (under Tools) for the Voice and Video Settings plugin.
    • Use GRegex for the debug window where available. This brings regex filtering to the debug window on Windows. (Eion Robb) (#12601)
    • Add Google Chrome to the list of possible browsers on non-Windows systems.
    • Add Chromium to the list of possible browsers on non-Windows systems.
    • The "Manual" browser option is now stored as a string. It is no longer necessary to specify a full path to the browser command. (Rodrigo Tobar Carrizo) (#12024)
    • The Send To menu can now be used if the active account in the conversation becomes disabled or inactive. (Keith Moyer) (#12471)
    • xdg-open is now the default browser for new users on non-Windows platforms. (Stanislav Brabec) (#12505)
  • Finch:
    • Add support for drop-down account options (like the SILC cipher and HMAC options or the QQ protocol version).
  • XMPP:
    • Unify the connection security-related settings into one dropdown.
    • Fix a crash when multiple accounts are simultaneously performing SASL authentication when built with Cyrus SASL support. (thanks to Jan Kaluza) (#11560)
    • Restore the ability to connect to XMPP servers that do not offer Stream ID. (#12331)
    • Added support for using Google's relay servers when making voice and video calls to Google clients.
    • Fix detecting file transfer proxies advertised by the server.
    • Advertise support for Google Talk's JID Domain Discovery extension in all cases again (changed in 2.7.0), not just when the domain is "" or "" (it's also needed for Google Talk used for accounts on arbitrary domains not using Google Apps for Your Domain). (#a14153)
    • Improved handling of adding oneself to your buddy list when using Non-SASL (legacy) authentication. (#12499)
    • Generate a connection error instead of just stalling when the _xmppconnect TXT record returns results, but none of them result in a valid BOSH URI. (#a14367, #12744)
  • Yahoo/Yahoo JAPAN:
    • Stop doing unnecessary lookups of certain alias information. This solves deadlocks when a given Yahoo account has a ridiculously large (>500 buddies) list and may improve login speed for those on slow connections. (#12532)
    • Fix sending SMS messages. The lookup host changed on us. (Thanks to todo) (#12688).
    • Improvements for some file transfer scenarios, but not all.
  • Windows:
    • Bonjour support now requires Apple Bonjour Print Services version 2.0.0 or newer (

v2.7.3 [08-19-10]

  • General
    • Use silent build rules for automake >1.11. You can enable verbose builds with the --disable-silent-rules configure option, or using make V=1.
  • libpurple
    • Fix the TURN server settings (broken in 2.7.0).
  • Pidgin
    • Re-focus the input area after clicking the attention toolbar button.
    • Re-arrange media window to make it more netbook-friendly.
  • Finch
    • Rebindable 'suggest-next-page' and 'suggest-prev-page' actions for textboxes (GntEntry) to scroll through list of suggestions.
    • Rebindable 'dropdown' action for comboboxes (GntComboBox?) to show the dropdown list of options.
  • IRC
    • Fix non-ASCII arguments to /mode et al. (thanks to Max Ulidtko)
  • MSN
    • Support for web-based buddy icons, used when a buddy logs in to the messenger on the Live website.
    • Fix file transfers with some clients that don't support direct connections (e.g., papyon, telepathy-butterfly, etc.) (#12150)
  • MXit
    • Fix filename for the Shocked emoticon. (#12364)
    • Implement the new naming conventions where possible. (MXitId, etc)
    • Display a message in the Groupchat window when you invite somebody.
    • Birthday field in profile cannot be edited when server says it is locked.
    • If a buddy is offline, show in their profile when last they were online.
    • Handle pushed profile update packets (ie, when changing your avatar via the Gallery bot).
    • If a buddy is offline and we see from their profile that they have updated their avatar, request the new avatar image from the server.
    • Fix a possible crash if a link is clicked while disconnected.
    • Unescape any escaped characters in a chatroom nickname.
    • Add the new MXit moods and emoticons.
    • MXit emoticons added to the small emoticon theme.
  • XMPP
    • Allow connecting to servers that only advertise GSSAPI and expect a fallback to legacy IQ authentication (broken in 2.7.0).
    • Fix a crash when receiving custom emoticons that don't adhere to the specification.
    • When initiating a file transfer, don't show resources that are certain to not support file transfers in the resource selection dialog.
    • Fix connecting to servers using BOSH and authenticating with DIGEST-MD5 when libpurple was built with Cyrus SASL support.
  • Yahoo/Yahoo JAPAN
    • Renamed "Use account proxy for SSL connections" to "Use account proxy for HTTP and HTTPS requests" and tied the option to HTTP requests too.
    • Properly detect HTTP proxy server use when the HTTP proxy is the global proxy server, an account-level non-HTTP proxy server is configured, and the "Use account proxy for HTTP and HTTPS requests" account option is turned off. This fixes connecting for some HTTP proxy servers.
    • Fall back to connecting to (not configurable) if the HTTP-based connect server lookup fails. This does not work for Yahoo JAPAN accounts.
    • Fix file transfers that get stuck with "Waiting for transfer to begin".

v2.7.2 [07-22-10]

  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix a crash bug related to X-Status messages that can be triggered by remove users. This is CVE-2010-2528.
    • Fix a rare crash bug caused by certain incoming SMS messages (discovered by Jan Kaluza--thanks Jan!).
    • Change HTML sent from ICQ accounts so that official ICQ clients hopefully display it correctly.
  • MSN
    • Fix a crash related to fast buddy icon transfers.

v2.7.1 [06-03-10]

  • General
    • Build fixes on OpenSolaris. (Brian Lu)
    • Add configure option --enable-trayicon-compat which installs tray icons into directories that are compatible with older versions of hicolor-icon-theme (0.9).
  • Pidgin
    • Restore the tray icon's blinking functionality.
    • Fix a crash setting moods when an account is disconnected.
  • Bonjour
    • Fix a crash on disconnect.
  • ICQ
    • Fix bug that caused HTML to be displayed in incoming messages.
  • MSN
    • Fix unnecessary bandwidth consumption for buddy icon requests when buddies have capital letters in their passport addresses.
    • Support for direct connections, enabling faster file transfers, smiley and buddy icon loading. (Gábor Szuromi)
  • XMPP
    • Allow connecting to servers that advertise EXTERNAL (broken in 2.7.0)
  • MXit
    • Replace the MXit-specific mood management with the new standard Moods API.
    • Add the standard MXit emoticons.
    • Improve the handling of users being kicked from MultiMX rooms.
    • MXit doesn't allow you to see your buddy's Email Address or Title, so remove those two fields from the "Buddy Information" page.
    • Show buddy's Registration Country in their profile.
    • Increment protocol version to v6.0
    • If an invite you sent was rejected with a reason, display that message in the buddy tooltip.
    • CAPTCHA value is a required field during account activation. (Resolves issue on Maemo)
    • When your avatar image is changed, don't forget the user's profile information.
  • Windows-Specific Changes
    • Fix a regression introduced in 2.7.0 that caused Window Flashing not to work.

v2.7.0 [05-14-10]

  • General
    • Changed GTK+ minimum version requirement to 2.10.0.
    • Changed GLib minimum version requirement to 2.12.0.
    • Using the --disable-nls argument to configure now works properly. You will no longer be forced to have intltool to configure and build.
    • Fix two related crashes in the GnuTLS and NSS plugins when they suffer internal errors immediately upon attempting to establish an SSL connection.
    • Fix NSS to work when reinitialized after being used. (Thanks to Ludovico Cavedon for the testcase)
    • Added support for PURPLE_GNUTLS_PRIORITIES environment variable. This can be used to specify GnuTLS priorities on a per-host basis. The format is "host=priority;host2=priority;...". The default priority can be overridden by using "*" as the host. See the GnuTLS manual for documentation on the format of the priority strings.
    • Fix autoconf detection of Python. (Brad Smith)
    • Fix a crash when a Windows proxy (from IE) does not have a port. (Marten Klencke)
  • Pidgin
    • Moved the "Debugging Information" section of the About box to a "Build Information" dialog accessible on the Help menu.
    • Moved the Developer and Crazy Patch Writer information from the About box to a "Developer Information" dialog accessible on the Help menu.
    • Moved the Translator information from the About box to a "Translator Information" dialog accessible on the Help menu.
    • Use G!tkStatusIcon for the docklet, providing better integration in notification area.
    • Added UI for sending attentions (buzz, nudge) on supporting protocols.
    • Make the search dialog unobtrusive in the conversation window (by making it look and behave like the search dialog in Firefox)
    • The Recent Log Activity sort method for the Buddy List now distinguishes between no activity and a small amount of activity in the distant past. (Greg McNew)
    • Added a menu set mood globally for all mood-supporting accounts (currently XMPP and ICQ).
    • Default binding of Ctrl+Shift+v to 'Paste as Plain Text' in conversation windows. This can be changed in .gtkrc-2.0. For example, Ctrl+v can be bound to 'Paste as Plain Text' by default.
    • Plugins can now handle markup in buddy names by attaching to the "drawing-buddy" signal. (Daniele Ricci, Andrea Piccinelli)
    • Be more accommodating when scaling down large images for use as buddy icons.
    • The 'Message Timestamp Formats' plugin allows changing the timestamp format from the timestamps' context menu in conversation log.
    • The 'Message Timestamp Formats' plugin allows forcing 12-hour timestamps. (Jonathan Maltz)
    • Fix pastes from Chrome (rich-text pastes and probably URLs having garbage appended to them).
    • Show file transfer thumbnails for images on supporting protocols (currently only supported on MSN).
  • Bonjour
    • Added support for IPv6. (Thanks to T_X for testing)
  • Gadu-Gadu
    • Updated our bundled libgadu to 1.9.0-rc2 (many thanks to Krzysztof Klinikowski for the work and testing put in here!)
    • Minimum requirement for external libgadu is now also 1.9.0-rc2.
  • AIM and ICQ
    • X-Status (Custom ICQ status icon) support. Since most of the icons available reflect moods, this is labeled "Set Mood" on the Accounts->ICQ Account menu. (Andrew Ivanov, Tomáš Kebert, Yuriy Yevgrafov, and trac users bob007, salieff, and nops)
    • Allow setting and displaying icons between 1x1 and 100x100 pixels for ICQ. Previously only icons between 48x48 and 52x64 were allowed.
    • When using the clientLogin authentication method, prompt for a password on reconnect when "Remember Password" is not checked and authentication fails due to an incorrect password. (This is the same behavior as the legacy authentication method)
    • Support sending and receiving HTML-formatted messages for ICQ.
    • Use the proper URL for "View web profile" link for ICQ buddies. (Alexander Nartov)
  • MSN
    • Support for version 9 of the MSN protocol has been removed. This version is no longer supported on the servers.
    • Support file transfer thumbnails (previews) for images.
    • Fix CVE-2010-1624 (custom emoticon remote crash).
  • XMPP
    • Direct messages to a specific resource only upon receipt of a message with content (as opposed to a typing notification, etc). (Thanks to rjoly for testing)
    • Present a better error message when authentication fails while trying to connect to Facebook. (David Reiss, Facebook)
    • When sending data using in-band-bytestreams, interpret the block-size attribute as the size of the BASE64-encoded representation of the data.
    • Validate the hash on incoming BoB data objects (for custom smileys etc.), cache based per JID when the CID is not a valid hash (as specified by the BoB XEP).
    • Send whitespace keepalives if we haven't sent data in a while (2 minutes). This fixes an issue with Openfire disconnecting a libpurple-baesd client that has just been quiet for about 6 minutes.
    • Only support Google Talk's JID Domain Discovery extension (allowing a user to log in with "" or "" interchangeably) for those two domains. This change was made due to interoperability issues with some BOSH Connection Managers and namespaced attributes.
  • Yahoo/Yahoo JAPAN
    • Attempt to better handle transparent proxies interfering with HTTP-based login.
    • Fix handling of P2P packets, thus fixing the loss of some messages.
    • Retrieve the pager server address from Yahoo!'s servers directly.
    • Removed the "Pager server" account option, as it is no longer needed.
    • The authentication code is now less order-sensitive with the components of the server's response.
    • The authentication process now acts more like the official client.
  • Finch
    • New action 'history-search', with default binding ctrl+r, to search the entered string in the input history.

v2.6.6 [02-19-10]

  • libpurple
    • Fix 'make check' on OS X. (David Fang)
    • Fix a quirk in purple_markup_html_to_xhtml that caused some messages to be improperly converted to XHTML.
    • Set "controlling-mode" correctly when initializing a media session. Fixes receiving voice calls from Psi.
    • When looking up DNS records, use the type of record returned by the server (instead of the type we asked for) to determine how to process the record.
    • Fix an issue with parsing XML attributes that contain "
      ". See ChangeLog.API for more details.
  • General
    • Correctly disable all missing dependencies when using the --disable-missing-dependencies option. (Gabriel Schulhof)
  • Gadu-Gadu
    • Fix display of avatars after a server-side change. (Krzysztof Klinikowski)
  • AIM
    • Allow setting and displaying icons between 1x1 and 100x100 pixels. Previously only icons between 48x48 and 50x50 were allowed.
  • MSN
    • Fix CVE-2010-0277, a possible remote crash when parsing an incoming SLP message. (Discovered by Fabian Yamaguchi)
    • File transfer requests will no longer cause a crash if you delete the file before the other side accepts.
    • Received files will no longer hold an extra lock after completion, meaning they can be moved or deleted without complaints from your OS.
    • Buddies who sign in from a second location will no longer cause an unnecessary chat window to open.
    • Support setting an animated GIF as a buddy icon.
    • Numerous code cleanups and memory savings.
  • MySpace
    • Fix a leak and crash when retrieving buddy icons.
  • XMPP
    • Less likely to send messages to a contact's idle/inactive resource. Previously, if a message was received from a specific resource, responses would be sent to that resource until either it went offline or a message is received from another resource. Now, messages are sent to the bare JID upon receipt of any presence change from the contact.
    • Added support for the SCRAM-SHA-1 SASL mechanism. This is only available when built without Cyrus SASL support.
    • When getting info on a domain-only (server) JID, show uptime (when given by the result of the "last query") and don't show status as offline.
    • Fix getting info on your own JID.
    • Wrap XHTML messages in

      , as described in XEP-0071, for compatibility with some clients.

    • Don't do an SRV lookup for a STUN server associated with the account if one is already set globally in prefs.
    • Don't send custom smileys larger than the recommended maximum object size specified in the BoB XEP. This prevents a client from being disconnected by servers that dislike overly-large stanzas.
    • Fix receiving messages without markup over an Openfire BOSH connection (forcibly put the stanzas in the jabber:client namespace).
    • The default value for the file transfer proxies is automatically updated when an account connects, if it is still the old (broken) default (from '' to '').
    • Fix an issue where libpurple created duplicate buddies if the roster contains a buddy in two groups that differ only by case (e.g. "XMPP" and "xmpp") (or not at all).
  • Yahoo
    • Don't send and tags. (Fartash Faghri)
    • Support PingBox. PingBoxes will appear as pbx/PingBoxName. (Kartik Mohta)
  • Pidgin
    • Fix CVE-2010-0423, a denial of service attack due to the parsing of large numbers of smileys. (Discovered by Antti Hayrynen)
    • Correctly size conversation and status box entries when the interior-focus style property is diabled. (Gabriel Schulhof)
    • Correctly handle a multiline text field being required in a request form. (Thanks to Florian Zeitz for finding this problem)
    • Search friends by email-addresses in the buddy list. (Luoh Ren-Shan)
    • Allow dropping an image on Custom Smiley window to add a new one.
    • Prompt for confirmation when clearing a whiteboard (doodle) session. (Kartik Mohta)
    • Use the "hand" cursor when hovering over usernames in chat history to indicate that the username is an actionable item.
    • Double-clicking usernames in chat history will open an IM with that user.
    • Put an icon on the "Filter" button in the debug window.
    • Don't treat "/messages/like/this " as commands.
    • Explicitly mark user interaction when inserting smilies from the toolbar so "Undo" correctly removes these smilies.
    • Clicking "New" or "Saved" in the status selector menu while typing a status message no longer keeps the status entry area stuck in "typing" mode forever.
    • Show tooltips for ellipsized conversation tabs. On older systems, tooltips will show for all tabs.
    • The File Transfers and Debug Window windows are no longer created as dialogs. These windows should now have minimize buttons in many environments in which they were previously missing (including Windows).
    • Smiley themes with Windows line endings no longer cause theme descriptions not to be displayed in the theme selector.
  • Finch
    • Fix CVE-2010-0420, a possible remote crash when handling chat room buddy names.
    • Rebindable 'move-first' and 'move-last' actions for tree widgets. So it is possible to jump to the first or last entry in the buddy list (and other such lists) by pressing home or end key (defaults) respectively.

v2.6.5 [01-11-10]

  • libpurple
    • TLS certificates are actually stored to the local cache once again (accepting a name mismatch on a certificate should now be remembered)
  • General
    • Build-time fixes for Solaris. (Paul Townsend)
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Messages from some mobile clients are no longer displayed as Chinese characters (broken in 2.6.4)
  • MSN
    • Fix an issue allowing a remote user to download arbitrary files from a libpurple client. (CVE-2010-0013)
  • XMPP
    • Do not crash when attempting to register for a new account on Windows.
    • Fix file transfer with clients that do not support Entity Capabilities (e.g. Spark)

v2.6.4 [11-30-09]

  • libpurple
    • Actually emit the hold signal for media calls.
    • Fix building the GnuTLS plugin with older versions of GnuTLS.
    • Fix DNS TXT query resolution.
    • Don't send Proxy-Authorization headers to HTTP proxy servers until we've received a "407 Proxy Authentication Required" response from the server. (thecrux)
    • Added "MXit" protocol plugin, supported and maintained by the MXit folks themselves (MXit Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd.)
  • General
    • New 'plugins' sub-command to 'debug' command (i.e. '/debug plugins') to announce the list of loaded plugins (in both Finch and Pidgin).
    • Always rejoin open chats after an account reconnects.
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Better rate limit calculations and other improvements. (Aman Gupta)
    • More detailed error messages when messages fail to send. (Aman Gupta)
    • The simultaneous login account option is respected when using the clientLogin authentication method.
    • Fix offline message retrieval (broken in 2.6.3)
    • Fix handling of markup on some messages (broken in 2.6.2)
    • Fix SSL when clientLogin is enabled.
    • Fix sending and receiving Unicode characters in a Direct IM
  • MSN
    • Don't forget display names for buddies.
    • Fix a random crash that might occur when idle.
    • Fix more FQY 240 connection errors.
    • Fix a crash that could occur when adding a buddy.
    • Fix an occasional crash when sending message to an offline user.
    • Fix a random crash that might occur when idle.
    • Fix a crash when logging in with some long non-ASCII passwords. (Shaun Lindsay)
    • Cache our own friendly name as the server no longer does that for us. Users of older versions may need to re-set their friendly name as it has probably been reset.
  • XMPP
    • Users connecting to Google Talk now have an "Initiate Chat" context menu option for their buddies. (Eion Robb)
    • Fix a crash when attempting to validate an invalid JID.
    • Resolve an issue when connecting to iChat Server when no resource is specified.
    • Try to automatically find a STUN server by using an SRV lookup on the account's domain, and use that for voice and video if found and the user didn't set one manually in prefs.
    • Fix a crash when adding a buddy without an '@'.
    • Don't show the option to send a file to a buddy if we know for certain they don't support any file transfer method supported by libpurple.
    • Keep the avatar on the server if one is not set locally.
  • Yahoo
    • Fix sending /buzz.
    • Fix blocking behavior for federated (MSN/OCS/Sametime) service users. (Jason Cohen)
    • Add support for adding OCS and Sametime buddies. OCS users are added as "ocs/user@…" and Sametime users are added as "ibm/sametime_id". (Jason Cohen)
  • Finch
    • The TinyURL plugin now creates shorter URLs for long non-conversation URLs, e.g. URLs to open Inbox in Yahoo/MSN protocols, or the Yahoo Captcha when joining chat rooms.
    • Fix displaying umlauts etc. in non-utf8 locale (fix in libgnt).
  • Pidgin
    • The userlist in a multiuser chat can be styled via gtkrc by using the widget name "pidgin_conv_userlist". (Heiko Schmitt)
    • Add a hold button to the media window.
    • Fix a bug where the conversation backlog stops scrolling in a very busy chat room.
    • In the Conversation "Send To" menu, offline buddies appear grayed out (but are still selectable). Previously, only offline buddies on accounts that do not support offline messaging appeared grayed out.
  • Pidgin Preference and Preference Window Changes
    • Removed the "Use font from theme" and "Conversation Font" preferences for everyone except Windows users. The font can be controlled from the Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control plugin.
    • Tabs in the Preferences window are now on the left side.
    • The Browser tab is now visible for GNOME users.
    • Added a Proxy tab shown no matter what environment Pidgin runs in.
    • The Browser and Proxy tabs show appropriate GNOME-specific messages and allow launching the correct applications to change the relevant GNOME preferences if found. These were previously together on the Network tab.
    • Moved the port range spin buttons on the Network tab to be beside the checkbox that enables/disables them.
    • Reorganized preferences on the Status/Idle tab to have one less "section."
    • Reorganized preferences on the Sounds tab to have one less "section."
    • Renamed Smiley Themes tab to Themes.
    • Moved Buddy List Theme and Status Icon Theme selectors from Interface tab to Themes tab.
    • Moved Sound Theme selector from Sounds tab to Themes tab.
    • Changed the Smiley Theme selector to be consistent with the other theme selectors.
    • Rearranged tabs such that Interface is first and all remaining tabs are alphabetized in English.

v2.6.3 [10-20-09]

  • General
    • Fix a crash when performing DNS queries on Unixes that use the blocking DNS lookups. (Brian Lu)
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix a crash when some clients send contacts in a format we don't understand.
    • Fix blocking and other privacy lists. (Thanks to AOL)

v2.6.2 [09-06-09]

  • libpurple
    • Fix --disable-avahi to actually disable it in configure, as opposed to just making the warning non-fatal.
    • Fix using GNOME proxy settings properly. (Erik van Pienbroek)
  • IRC
    • Fix parsing of invalid TOPIC messages. (CVE-2009-2703)
  • MSN
    • Sending custom smileys in chats is now supported.
    • Ink messages are now saved when using the HTML logger.
    • Fix a crash when receiving some handwritten messages.
    • Fix a crash when receiving certain SLP invite messages.
    • Chats with multiple people should no longer spontaneously disconnect.
  • XMPP
    • Prompt the user before cancelling a presence subscription.
    • Escape status messages that have HTML entities in the Get Info dialog.
    • Fix connecting to XMPP domains with no SRV records from Pidgin on Windows.
    • Fix typing notifications with Pidgin 2.5.9 or earlier.
    • Fix connecting using BOSH and legacy authentication (XEP-0078).
    • Adding buddies of the form "romeo@…/Resource" are handled properly. In addition, it is no longer possible to add buddies of the form "room@…/User", where room@… is a MUC.
    • Don't crash when receiving "smileyfied" XHTML-IM from clients that don't support bits of binary (ie. when getting an empty in return)
    • Fix bug where SSL/TLS was not required even though the "require SSL/TLS" preference checked when connecting to servers that use the older iq-based authentication. (CVE-2009-3026)
  • Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN
    • Accounts now have "Use account proxy for SSL connections" option. This option force-overrides the account specific proxy settings for SSL connections only and instead uses the global proxy configuration.
  • Finch
    • Properly detect libpanel on OpenBSD. (Brad Smith)
    • Remove IO watches in gnt_quit. (Tomasz Mon)
  • Pidgin
    • Fix the auto-personize functionality in the Buddy List.
    • Set the window icon for the media window to an icon corresponding to the type of call (headphone or webcam).
    • Customized sound files are no longer reset whenever opening the Preferences dialog.
    • The buddy list should now immediately refresh upon changing the icon theme.

v2.6.1 [08-20-09]

Yahoo Protocol 16 support, including new HTTPS login method; this should fix a number of login problems that have recently cropped up. (Sulabh Mahajan, Mike "Maiku" Ruprecht) Only display the AIM "Unable to Retrieve Buddy List" message once per connection. (Rob Taft) Blocking MSN users not on your buddy list no longer disconnects you. When performing operations on MSN, assume users are on the MSN/Passport network if we don't get network ID's for them.

v2.5.8 [07-01-09]

Yahoo Protocol 16 support, including new HTTPS login method; this should fix a number of login problems that have recently cropped up. (Sulabh Mahajan, Mike "Maiku" Ruprecht) Only display the AIM "Unable to Retrieve Buddy List" message once per connection. (Rob Taft) Blocking MSN users not on your buddy list no longer disconnects you. When performing operations on MSN, assume users are on the MSN/Passport network if we don't get network ID's for them.

v2.5.7 [06-22-09]

Yahoo Protocol 16 support, including new HTTPS login method; this should fix a number of login problems that have recently cropped up. (Sulabh Mahajan, Mike "Maiku" Ruprecht) Only display the AIM "Unable to Retrieve Buddy List" message once per connection. (Rob Taft) Blocking MSN users not on your buddy list no longer disconnects you. When performing operations on MSN, assume users are on the MSN/Passport network if we don't get network ID's for them.

v2.5.6 [05-25-09]

Tooltip windows now appear below the mouse cursor. (Kosta Arvanitis) Tooltip windows now disappear on keypress events. (Kosta Arvanitis) Tooltip windows no longer linger when scrolling the buddy list. (Kosta Arvanitis)

v2.5.5 [03-09-09]

Tooltip windows now appear below the mouse cursor. (Kosta Arvanitis) Tooltip windows now disappear on keypress events. (Kosta Arvanitis) Tooltip windows no longer linger when scrolling the buddy list. (Kosta Arvanitis)

v2.5.4 [02-09-09]

Fix a crash in the Add Account dialog when changing protocols under certain circumstances.

v2.5.2 [10-30-08]

The status selector now saves your message when changing status.
Fix a case where a conversation window could close unexpectedly.
A mute sounds option has been added to the preferences window to help with discoverability. CTRL+S is no longer bound to mute.
Added ability to change the color of visited links (using the theme control plugin, or setting the color in ~/.gtkrc-2.0)
Fix a crash occuring when a custom smiley is deleted and re-added and used in an open conversation after being re-added.

v2.5.1 [09-14-08]

Prevent use of custom smilies without "shortcuts."
Fix a crash that could appear with AIM buddy tooltips.

v2.4.3 [07-11-08]

Include the send button plugin in the win32 build
Various memory leak fixes

Version 2.4.2 (05/17/2008)

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In MySpaceIM, messages from spambots are discarded (Justin Williams)
Strip mIRC formatting codes from quit and part messages.
IRC now displays ban lists in-channel for joined channels.
Fixed a bug where the list of loaded plugins would get removed when switching between different operating systems.
Fix reception of IRC PART without a part message on Undernet (fixes a problem with litter in the channel user list).
IRC no longer crashes on /list on servers which erroneously omit RPL_LISTSTART.
Update the NetworkManager support to use D-Bus directly, instead of libnm-glib. Hopefully it's stable now. It will now compile by default if you have D-Bus support and NetworkManager.h. (Elliott Sales de Andrade)
MSN buddy list synchronization is now more forgiving, only asking about buddies who have disappeared completely from the server list and not those that have simply moved groups.
IRC will now try to append 1-9 to your nick if it is in use, instead of substituting the last character with 1-9 where possible.
Bonjour buddies will be saved persistently if they're moved out of the "Bonjour" group. (Eion Robb)

v2.4.2 [05-29-08]

The typing notification in the conversation history can be disabled or customized (font, color etc.) in .gtkrc-2.0.
Added a plugin (not installed by default) which adds a Send button back to the conversation window. People without physical keyboards have a hard time with the lack of the button.
Clicking on the buddyicon in the conversation window toggles the size of the icon between small and large.
The settings of a chat (e.g. Handle in an XMPP chat, or Exchange in an AIM chat) can be edited from its context menu in the buddy list.
Add a "Present conversation window" preference to the Message Notification plugin; the "Raise conversation window" option does not unminimize windows or draw attention to them when they are on other workspaces--the "Present" option should.
Add a preference to set Escape as the keyboard shortcut for closing the conversation window.
Add an option in the context menu to disable smileys in the selected text in the conversation history/log viewer. This should help people who regularly paste code in conversations.
Add a preference to choose the minimum size of the text input area in lines.
Moved the "Local alias" field in the Modify Account dialog to be below the "User Options" heading on the "Basic" tab.
Number of room occupants is now shown in chat tooltips where possible

v2.4.1 [04-18-08]

Remove a workaround for older versions gstreamer that was causing crashes on some non-Linux systems such as HPUX
Fix some cases of the conversation input entry area being 1 pixel high
Fix for displaying channel & buddy names in conversation window when they have '&' in them
Some memory leak fixes, especially in the Text Replacement plugin
Rectangular but non-square buddy icons have rounded corners in the buddy list

v2.4.0 [03-03-08]

Input text area in conversation windows auto-resizes to fit more lines (up to a maximum of 4 lines)
Added the ability to theme conversation name colors (red and blue) through your GTK+ theme, and exposed those theme settings to the Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control plugin (Dustin Howett)
Fixed having multiple alias edit areas in the infopane (Elliott Sales de Andrade)
Save the conversation "Enable Logging" option per-contact (Moos Heintzen)
Typing notifications are now shown in the conversation area

v2.3.1 [02-24-08]

Fixed a number of MSN bugs introduced in 2.3.0, resolving problems connecting to MSN and random local display name changes
Going idle on MySpaceIM will no longer clear your status and message.
Idle MySpaceIM buddies should now appear online at login.
Fixed crashes in XMPP when discovering a clien

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