Pidgin (formerly known as Gaim) is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for BSD and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, and Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, 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. 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 plug-in, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, and iconify on away.
What is new in this release:
- 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.
- Include the Mozilla certificate bundle. This fixes connecting to servers with certificates from Let's Encrypt.
- Remove all 1024-bit CAs
- Fix an issue with ximagesink displaying only a corner cut-out of a larger webcam video (Jakub Adam)
- 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 alignment of incoming right-to-left messages in protocols that don't support rich text
- Fix a potential crash while exiting pidgin
What is new in version 2.10.9:
Pidgin 2.10.9 fixes logins to some XMPP servers.