Version 2.5.7 of Pidgin was released on Saturday. This multi-protocol instant messaging program, which previously operated under the name Gaim, can handle the networks of AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, irc, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, Silc, Simple, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo and Zephyr. The software is available for Windows and Linux and integrates well into Gnome 2 and KDE 3.1. For Mac OS X users, there is Adium X. Pidgin is open source and released under version 2 of the gpl license. The following bug fixes have been made in this release:
Changes in version 2.5.7:
- 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.
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008|