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Pidgin 2.4.2


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Pidgin (formerly Gaim) 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, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, and Zephyr networks. Gaim 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.

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. Pidgin runs on a number of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Qtopia (Sharp Zaurus and iPaq).

Changes:

  • libpurple

    • 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)
  • Pidgin

    • 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
  • General

    • The configure script now dies on more absent dependencies. The --disable-xxx arguments to configure can be used to bypass unneeded dependencies. This will also cause the configure script to die if an --enable-xxx option is used and the dependencies it requires are missing.
    • The Evolution integration plugin must now be explicitly enabled. Use the --enable-gevolution argument to configure to enable it.
    • The Contact Availability Prediction plugin must now be explicitly enabled. Use the --enable-cap argument to configure to enable it.
  • Finch

    • New default binding ctrl+x to open context menus.
    • Menu triggers and other bindings will no longer conflict.
    • Middle click pastes the internal clipboard (when mouse support is enabled).
    • Pidgin 2.4.2

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Homepage: Pidgin.im

Link: Lunarsoft

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