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ChangeLog: Pidgin and Finch - The Pimpin' Penguin IM Clients That're Good For The Soul!

version 2.6.2 (09/05/2009)

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  • 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 <data/> 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.

version 2.6.1 (08/18/2009)

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  • Fix a crash when some users send you a link in a Yahoo IM
  • Fix compilation with GTK+ < 2.6.0
  • Fix compilation on Windows

version 2.6.0 (08/18/2009)

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  • libpurple
    • Theme support in libpurple thanks to Justin Rodriguez's summer of code project, with some minor additions and cleanups from Paul Aurich.
    • Voice & Video framework in libpurple, thanks to Mike Ruprecht's summer of code project in 2008.
    • It should no longer be possible to end up with duplicates of buddies in a group on the buddy list.
    • Removed the unmaintained and unneeded toc protocol plugin.
    • Fixed NTLM authentication on big-endian systems.
    • Various memory cleanups when unloading libpurple. (Nick Hebner and Stefan Becker)
    • Report idle time 'From last message sent' should work properly.
    • Better handling of corrupt certificates in the TLS Peers cache.
    • More efficient buddy list and conversation search functions. (Jan Kaluza and Aman Gupta)
    • Install scalable versions of the main Pidgin icon, the protocol icons, the dialog icons, and the Buddy List emblems.
    • Build properly on Hurd. (Marc Dequènes)
    • Various memory leaks fixed as reported by Josh Mueller.
    • Properly handle an IRC buddy appearing in multiple groups.
    • Escape HTML entities in usernames when written with the HTML logger.
    • Do not display MySpace status changes as incoming IMs. (Mark Doliner and Justin Williams)
  • DNS
    • DNS servers are re-read when DNS queries fail in case the system has moved to a new network and the old servers are not accessible.
    • DNS SRV records with equal priority are sorted with respect to their weight as specified in RFC 2782. (Vijay Raghunathan)
    • Don't do IPv6 address lookups if the computer does not have an IPv6 address configured.
    • Fix a leak when the UI provides its own DNS resolving UI op. (Aman Gupta)
    • Don't fork a DNS resolver process to resolve IP addresses. (Aman Gupta)
    • Internationalized Domain Names are supported when libpurple is compiled against the GNU IDN library.
  • Environment Variables
    • GnuTLS logging (disabled by default) can be controlled through the PURPLE_GNUTLS_DEBUG environment variable, which is an integer between 0 and 9 (higher is more verbose). Higher values may reveal sensitive information.
    • PURPLE_VERBOSE_DEBUG environment variable. Currently, this is an "on" or "off" variable. Set it to any value to turn it on and unset it to turn it off. This will optionally be used to only show less useful debug information on an as-needed basis.
    • PURPLE_LEAKCHECK_HELP environment variable. Currently, this is an "on" or "off" variable. Set it to any value to turn it on and unset it to turn it off. This will be used to perform various actions that are useful when running libpurple inside of Valgrind or similar programs. Currently, it keeps plugins in memory, allowing Valgrind to perform symbol resolution of leak traces at shutdown.
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Preliminary support for a new authentication scheme called "clientLogin."
    • Fixed a bug where your away message sometimes would not get set when you first sign on.
    • Make sure links in your away messages show up as links to other people.
    • For ICQ, Never change the privacy setting specified by the user.
  • Gadu-Gadu
    • Accounts can specify a server to which to connect. (Krzysztof "kreez" Tobola)
    • Correctly show tooltip status for contacts with status messages. (Krzysztof "kkszysiu" Klinikowski)
    • Support for fetching buddy icons. (Krzysztof "kkszysiu" Klinikowski)
    • Support connection progress steps in Gadu-Gadu. (Krzysztof "kkszysiu" Klinikowski)
  • MSN
    • Add support for receiving handwritten (ink) messages on MSN. (Chris Stafford, Gal Topper, and Elliott Sales de Andrade)
    • Add support for receiving audio clips on MSN. (Chris Stafford, Gal Topper, and Elliott Sales de Andrade)
    • Show the invite message for buddies that requested authorization from you on MSN.
    • Support sending an invite message to buddies when requesting authorization from them on MSN.
    • Timeout switchboard connections aggressively (60 seconds).
  • XMPP
    • Voice & Video support with Jingle (XEP-0166, 0167, 0176, & 0177), voice support with GTalk and voice and video support with the GMail web client. (Mike "Maiku" Ruprecht)
    • Added a Service Discovery Browser plugin for Pidgin. (Andrei Mozzhuhin)
    • Support for in-band bytestreams for file transfers (XEP-0047). (Marcus Lundblad)
    • Support for sending and receiving attentions (equivalent to "buzz" and "nudge") using the command /buzz. (XEP-0224)
    • Support for connecting using BOSH. (Tobias Markmann)
    • A buddy's local time is displayed in the Get Info dialog if the remote client supports it.
    • The set_chat_topic function can unset the chat topic.
    • The Ad-Hoc commands associated with our server are now always shown at login.
    • Support showing and reporting idle times in the buddy list. (XEP-0256)
    • Support most recent version of User Avatar. (XEP-0084 v1.1)
    • Updated Entity Capabilities support. (Tobias Markmann)
    • Better support for receiving remote users' nicknames.
    • /affiliate and /role will now list the room members with the specified affiliation/role if possible. (Andrei Mozzhuhin)
    • Put section breaks between resources in "Get Info" to improve readability.
    • Silently remove invalid XML 1.0 entities (e.g. ASCII control characters) from sent messages.
    • XHTML markup is only included in outgoing messages when the message contains formatting.
    • Show when the user was last logged in when doing "Get Info" on an offline buddy, provided the server supports it.
    • Support custom smileys in MUCs (only when all participants support the "Bits of Binary" extension, and a maximum of 10 participants are in the chat to avoid getting too many fetch requests).
    • Fix an issue with Jabber (pre-XMPP) servers and the user's preference to require SSL not being respected.
    • Fix an issue where Cyrus SASL DIGEST MD5 authentication might fail if the username, password, or realm (the JID domain) contain non-ASCII characters.
    • Show emblem for mobile, handheld, and web clients and bots (if the other client supports it).
    • Google Talk mail notifications should now work for people for whom they inexplicably did not. (Thanks to yukam for determining the reason)
    • New XMPP and Google Talk accounts require SSL by default.
    • Display kicks (and the reasons given) in chat rooms when an occupant is kicked.
    • Fix issues with case-sensitivity of XMPP roster and case-insensitive Purple groups.
    • For contacts who advertise Entity Capabilities, only send rich text markup if they support it.
    • Removed support for obsoleted XEP-0022 (Message Events) and XEP-0091 (Legacy Entity Time).
    • When the GNU IDN library (libidn) is available, it is used for normalization of Jabber IDs. When unavailable, internal routines are used (as in previous versions).
    • Topics that contain '<' followed by a non-whitespace character can now be set properly.
  • Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN
    • P2P file transfers. (Sulabh Mahajan)
    • Sending text messages (address to +<countrycode><phone number>). (Sulabh Mahajan)
    • Addition of MSN buddies to Yahoo accounts by adding them as 'msn/buddy@somedomain.com' is now supported. (Sulabh Mahajan)
    • Further fixes for buddy pictures, aliases, etc.
    • Yahoo! and Yahoo! JAPAN are now two separate protocol plugins that share common protocol code. You can now have the same account on both networks. Accounts should be seamlessly migrated to the new arrangement.
    • Ability to set personal details for an account and for buddies in the buddylist.
  • Pidgin
    • Added -f command line option to tell Pidgin to ignore NetworkManager and assume it has a valid network connection.
    • Allow plugins to specify custom link types to the GtkIMHtml widget.
    • The status message input box at the bottom of the buddy list expands correctly when starting a new line of text.
    • Pressing the Enter key in the message entry box of the New Status dialog and various other dialogs now causes the cursor to move to the next line.
    • Created a unified Buddy Pounce notification window for all pounces where "Pop up a notification" is selected, which avoids having a new dialog box every time a pounce is triggered. (Jorge Villaseñor)
    • The New Account dialog is now broken into three tabs. Proxy configuration has been moved from the Advanced tab to the new tab.
    • Dragging a buddy onto a chat pops up a chat-invitation dialog. (Carlos Bederian)
    • The nicks of the persons who leave the chatroom are italicized in the chat's conversation history. The nicks are un-italicized when they rejoin.
    • Always set unseen-count and unseen-state on conversations. (Joshua Stein)
    • Fix a bug in 'Conversation Colors' plugin for RTL messages.
    • Pressing the Left and Right arrow keys in the buddy list will expand and collapse buddy groups or contacts. (Peter Ruibal)
    • Support saving animated custom smileys as animated images or animated custom smileys. (Andrea Piccinelli)
    • Support for keyboard navigation on the status icon. (Li Yuan)
    • IMG tags without 'id' attributes are turned into links to the image URL. (Dmitry Petroff)
    • Draw the user's buddy icon at the bottom of the Buddy List with rounded corners for visual consistency with the actual icons in the Buddy List. (Kosta Arvanitis)
    • When file transfers are complete, the received file name written to the conversation window is now linked to the file.
    • Fix a crash when closing a conversation tab that has unread messages when the Message Notification plugin is loaded.
    • Fix a crash when closing the New Mail dialog if an account with new mail was previously disconnected while the dialog was open.
    • Fix incorrect unread message counts for the new mail notifications.
    • Do not lose unread messages with a hidden conversation window when new IM conversations are hidden and "Close IMs immediately when the tab is closed" is unset.
  • Finch
    • The hardware cursor is updated correctly. This will be useful especially for users of braille terminals, screen readers etc.
    • Added a TinyURL plugin, which aids copying longer URLs.
    • Fixed UTF-8 compatibility problems which could cause exits or other unrequested behaviour.
  • Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control Plugin
    • Removed mouse cursor color preferences.
    • Added "Typing Notification Color" preference.
    • Added "Disable Typing Notification Text" preference.
    • Preferences have been reorganized into three tabs for Colors, Fonts, and Miscellaneous categories.

version 2.5.9 (08/18/2009)

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  • Fix a crash via a specially crafted MSN message (CVE-2009-2694).
  • Fix a crash in Bonjour, MSN, and XMPP when trying to transfer files with NULL names.

Version 2.5.8 (06/27/2009)

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  • ICQ
    • Fix misparsing a web message as an SMS message. (Yuriy Kaminskiy)
  • MSN
    • Increase NS command history size to prevent crashes on buddy lists that have a lot of buddies on other networks like Yahoo!
  • MySpace
    • Accounts with empty buddy lists are now properly marked as connected.
    • Fix receiving messages from users of MySpace IM's web client.
  • Yahoo
    • Fixed phantom online buddies. They should now properly disappear when signing out.
    • Fixed the crashes some users were seeing with cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com in 2.5.7.
    • Fixed compiling on systems with glib 2.4.x or older.
    • Fixed an issue with file transfers. This may not resolve all issues, but it should resolve at least some of the most common ones.
    • The pager server will automatically update to scsa.msg.yahoo.com if the user empties the field or if it is scs.msg.yahoo.com. This should ease the pain of transition to the new login method.
  • XMPP
    • Fix an incompatibility betweeen Prosody and libpurple clients.

Version 2.5.7 (06/20/2009)

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  • 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.

Version 2.5.6 (05/19/2009)

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  • libpurple
    • Improve sleep behavior by aggregation of longer timeouts on second boundaries to allow better power saving. (Arunan Balasubramaniam)
    • Fix various crashes on exit.
    • Make XML parsing more resilient to interactions with other libraries. This, along with the fix for libxml2 bug 564217, fixes the crashes on connect in XMPP with recent gst-plugins-bad (see #8830 for details).
    • Many security related fixes
  • IRC
    • Correctly handle WHOIS for users who are joined to a large number of channels.
    • Notify the user if a /nick command fails, rather than trying fallback nicks.
  • MSN
    • Fix a race condition causing occasional Pidgin crashes.
    • Fix some errors about the friendly name changing too fast caused by MSN/Yahoo integration buddies.
  • XMPP
    • Less likely to pop up a new conversation window in disregard of the "Hide new IM conversations" preference.
  • Yahoo
    • Fix a crash when sending very long messages.
    • Fix a bug where UTF-8 status messages get garbled when going idle.

Version 2.5.5 (03/01/2009)

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  • libpurple
    • Fix a crash when removing an account with an unknown protocol id.
    • Beta support for SSL connections for AIM and ICQ accounts. To enable, check the "Use SSL" option from the Advanced tab when editing your AIM or ICQ account. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix a memory leak in SILC. (Luke Petre)
    • Fix some string handling in the SIMPLE prpl, which fixes some buddy name handling and other issues. (Paul Aurich, Marcus Sundberg)
    • Implement support for resolving DNS via the SOCKS4 proxy (SOCKS4a).
  • ICQ
    • Fix retrieval of status messages from users of ICQ 6.x, Miranda, and other libpurple clients. (Daniel Ljungborg)
    • Change client ID to match ICQ Basic 14.34.3096. This fixes publishing of buddy icons and available messages.
    • Properly publish status messages for statuses other than Available. ICQ 6.x users can now see these status messages. (Daniel Ljungborg)
    • Fix receipt of messages from the mobile client Slick. (David Jedelsky)
  • MSN
    • Fix transfer of buddy icons, custom smileys, and files from the latest Windows Live Messenger 9 official client. (Thomas Gibson-Robinson)
    • Large (multi-part) messages are now correctly re-combined.
    • Federated/Yahoo?! buddies should now stop creating sync issues at every signin. You may need to remove duplicates in the Address Book. See the FAQ for more information. Thanks to Jason Lingohr for lots of debugging and testing.
    • Messages from Yahoo! buddies are no longer silently dropped.
    • We now save and use the CacheKey for ABCH SOAP requests.
    • Don't try to parse Personal Status Messages or Current Media if they don't exist.
    • Convert from ISO-8859-1 encoding to UTF-8 when no charset is specified on incoming messages. This should fix some issues with messages from older clients.
    • Force sending the font "Segoe UI" if outgoing formatting doesn't specify a font already.
    • Queue callbacks when token updates are in progress to prevent two token update attempts from trampling each other.
    • Fixed a crash on Windows when removing a buddy's alias.
    • Update the Address Book when buddies' friendly names change. This prevents seeing an outdated alias or not seeing an alias at all for buddies who are offline when you sign in.
    • Update tokens for FindMembership and ABFindAll SOAP requests.
    • We no longer try to send empty messages. This could happen when a message contained only formatting and that formatting was not supported on MSN.
    • Buddies on both the Allow and Block list are now automatically removed from the Allow list. Users with this problem will now no longer receive an ADL 241 error. The problematic buddy should now appear on the buddy list and can be removed or unblocked as desired.
  • XMPP
    • Resources using __HOSTNAME__ substitution will now grab only the short hostname instead of the FQDN on systems which put the FQDN in the hostname. (Matěj Cepl)
    • No longer send a 'to' attribute on an outgoing stanza when we haven't received one. This fixes a registration bug as described in ticket #6635.
  • Pidgin
    • 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)
  • Finch
    • Allow rebinding keys to change the focused widget (details in the man-page, look for GntBox::binding)

Version 2.5.4 (01/12/2009)

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  • libpurple
    • Fix a connection timeout with empty Gadu-Gady buddy lists. (Martin Rosinski)
    • Don't ignore namespace information when parsing XMPP data. (Michal Witkowski)
    • Fix a crash that occurred when retrieving certain Offline Messages on MSN.
    • Extended purple-url-handler to handle "gtalk" URI's. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix the hang on exit in Network Location Awareness for Windows XP and Windows Vista. (Paul Aurich)
  • MSN
    • Change Contact Server to temporarily fix connection problems. (Thanks to Youness Alaoui)
  • XMPP
    • Support for XEP-0191 blocking. (Vijay Raghunathan)
    • Don't put SASL PLAIN or IQ Auth passwords in debug logs. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix removal of avatars (both PEP and vCard), we weren't removing them correctly before. (Paul Aurich)
  • Pidgin
    • Fix a crash in the Add Account dialog when changing protocols under certain circumstances.
  • Finch
    • Redirect stderr outputs to the debug window.
    • Fix rebinding actions with the arrow-keys and tab.
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Fix the "Hang on Exit" issue that a number of users encountered.
    • Updated GTK+ to 2.14.6

Version 2.5.3 (12/20/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • The Buddy State Notification plugin no longer prints duplicate notifications when the same buddy is in multiple groups. (Florian Quèze)
    • The Buddy State Notification plugin no longer turns JID's, MSN Passport ID's, etc. into links. (Florian Quèze)
    • purple-remote now has a "getstatusmessage" command to retrieve the text of the current status message.
    • Various fixes to the nullprpl. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix a crash when accessing the roomlist for an account that's not connected. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix a crash in purple_accounts_delete that happens when this function is called before the buddy list is initialized. (Florian Quèze)
    • Fix use of av_len in perl bindings to fix some off-by-one bugs. (Paul Aurich)
    • On ICQ, advertise the ICQ 6 typing capability. This should fix the reports of typing notifications not working with third-party clients. (Jaromír Karmazín)
    • Many QQ fixes and improvements, including the ability to connect using QQ2008 protocol and sending/receiving of long messages. The recommended version to use is still QQ2005.
    • Fix a crash with DNS SRV lookups. (Florian Quèze)
    • Fix a crash caused by authorization requests. (Florian Quèze)
  • Gadu-Gadu
    • Add support for IM images. (Tomasz Sałaciński, Adam Strzelecki)
    • Gadu-Gadu now checks that UID's are valid. (Adam Strzelecki)
    • Gadu-Gadu now does proper charset translations where needed. (Adam Strzelecki)
  • MSN
    • Fix an error with offline messages by shipping the new "Microsoft Secure Server Authority" and the "Microsoft Internet Authority" certificates. These are now always installed even when using --with-system-ssl-certs because most systems don't ship those intermediate certificates.
    • The Games and Office media can now be set and displayed (in addition to the previous Music media). The Media status text now shows the album, if possible.
    • Messages sent from a mobile device while you were offline are now correctly received.
    • Server transfers after you've been connected for a long time should now be handled correctly.
    • Many improvements to handling of "federated" buddies, such as those on the Yahoo network.
    • Several known crashes have been resolved.
    • Many other fixes and code cleanup.
  • MySpace
    • Respect your privacy settings set using the official MySpace client.
    • Add support for blocking buddies.
    • Fix a bug where buddies didn't appear in their correct groups the first time you sign into your account.
    • Properly disconnect and sign out of the service when logging off.
    • Support for foreground and background font colors in outgoing IMs.
    • Support for background font colors in incoming IMs.
    • Many other fixes and code cleanup.
  • Sametime
    • Fix insanely long idle times for Sametime 7.5 buddies by assuming 0 idle time if the idle timestamp is in the future. (Laurent Montaron)
    • Fix a crash that can occur on login. (Raiko Nitzsche)
  • SIMPLE
    • Fix a crash when a malformed message is received.
    • Don't allow connecting accounts if no server name has been specified. (Florian Quèze)
  • XMPP
    • Fix the namespace URL we look for in PEP reply stanzas to match the URL used in the 'get' requests (Paul Aurich)
    • Resources can be set to the local machine's hostname by using __HOSTNAME__ as the resource string. (Jonathan Sailor)
    • Resources can now be left blank, causing the server to generate a resource for us where supported. (Jonathan Sailor)
    • Resources now default to no value, but "Home" is used if the server refuses to provide a resource.
    • Quit trying to get user info for MUC's. (Paul Aurich)
    • Send "client-accepts-full-bind-result" attribute during SASL login. This will fix Google Talk login failures if the user configures the wrong domain for his/her account.
    • Support new <metadata/> element to indicate no XEP-0084 User Avatar. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix SHA1 avatar checksum errors that occur when one of the bytes in a checksum begins with 0. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix a problem with duplicate buddies. (Paul Aurich)
  • Yahoo
    • Corrected maximum message lengths for Yahoo!
    • Fix file transfers with older Yahoo protocol versions.
  • Zephyr
    • Enable auto-reply, to emulate 'zaway.' (Toby Schaffer)
    • Fix a crash when an account is configured to use tzc but tzc is not installed or the configured tzc command is invalid. (Michael Terry)
    • Fix a 10 second delay waiting on tzc if it is not installed or the configured command is invalid. (Michael Terry)
  • Pidgin
    • On GTK+ 2.14 and higher, we're using the gtk-tooltip-delay setting instead of our own (hidden) tooltip_delay pref. If you had previously changed that pref, add a line like this to ~/.purple/gtkrc-2.0 (where 500 is the timeout (in ms) you want):
      gtk-tooltip-timeout = 500
      
      To completely disable tooltips (e.g. if you had an old tooltip_delay of zero), add this to ~/.purple/gtkrc-2.0:
      gtk-enable-tooltips = 0
      
    • Moved the release notification dialog to a mini-dialog in the buddylist. (Casey Ho)
    • Fix a crash when closing an authorization minidialog with the X then immediately going offline. (Paul Aurich)
    • Fix a crash cleaning up custom smileys when Pidgin is closed.
    • Fix adding a custom smiley using the context menu in a conversation if no custom smilies have previously been added using the smiley manager.
    • Improved support for some message formatting in conversations.
    • Allow focusing the conversation history or userlist with F6.
    • Fixed the Send Button plugin to avoid duplicate buttons in a single conversation.
    • Double-clicking a saved status will now activate it and close the saved status manager, rather than edit the status.
  • Finch
    • Allow binding meta+arrow keys for actions.
    • Added default meta+erase binding for delete previous word.
    • Added "Show When Offline" to buddy menus, so a plugin is no longer needed.

Version 2.5.2 (10/19/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • Fixed a crash on removing a custom buddy icon on a buddy.
    • Fixed a crash caused by certain self-signed SSL certificates.
    • Enable a number of strong ciphers which were previously disabled when using NSS. (Thanks to Marcus Trautwig.)
  • Pidgin
    • 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.
  • Finch
    • A new 'Nested Grouping' option in the 'Grouping' plugin. Group hierarchies are defined by the '/' character in the group names.
    • A bug was fixed where some key-bindings wouldn't work with some TERMs (e.g. xterm-color, screen-linux etc.)
  • MSN
    • Operations (such as moving to a new group) on contacts that were added in the same session should now complete correctly, and not cause synchronization errors at next login.
    • Minor fixes to login process during a server transfer.
    • Restored the "Has You" feature to the MSN protocol tooltips.
    • ADL 205/214/etc errors should no longer prevent login.
  • XMPP
    • Sending and receiving custom smileys using the specification in XEP-0231 (bits of binary) and XHTML-IM
  • Yahoo
    • Only send a Ping once every hour. This prevents the account from being disconnected from the server periodically.

Version 2.5.1 (08/31/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • In the Join/Part? plugin, add the ability to apply the rules to buddies. By default, joins and parts for buddies are still shown.
    • Support SOCKS proxies specified in GNOME or Windows proxy settings.
    • Fix some possible crashes in MSNP15.
    • Enable a default SSL trust relationship for MSN servers.
    • Avoid disconnecting from XMPP servers on parse errors that are non-fatal.
    • Include some perl files that were mistakenly omitted in 2.5.0.
  • Pidgin
    • Prevent use of custom smilies without "shortcuts."
    • Fix a crash that could appear with AIM buddy tooltips.
  • Artwork
    • General refresh of many icons in the interface.
    • Many cleanups to artwork source are now included in the distribution.
    • A new "throbber" animation has been added to indicate when accounts are connecting.

Version 2.5.0 (08/18/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • Ability to create custom smileys (currently only the MSN protocol utilizes the feature). (Thanks to Mauro Sérgio Ferreira Brasil, Marcus Lundblad, Jorge Villaseñor and other contributors)
    • Add a configure option, --with-system-ssl-certs to allow packagers to specify a system-wide SSL CA certificates directory. When set, we don't install our SSL CA certs, so it's important that the libpurple package depend on the CA certificates.
    • Add SSL Certificates support to the NSS SSL plugin. (Thanks to Lou Cipher)
  • XMPP
    • Fix a bug that caused the UI to not refresh and caused the client to use 99% CPU when an XMPP account lost its connection to the server.
    • Possibly fix a bug where some clients could get into a state where they moved a buddy back and forth between two groups in an endless loop.
  • IRC
    • /ctcp command (Vladislav Guberinić)
    • Allow for auto-detection of incoming UTF-8 formatted text on accounts which are configured to use some other encoding.
  • MSN
    • Update MSN support to protocol 15 (Elliott Sales de Andrade, Jorge Villaseñor, Mike Ruprecht, Carlos Silva, Ma Yuan, Daniel Ljungborg and others)
    • Personal messages are now supported. They are treated as status messages.
    • Offline IM is now supported.
    • Aliasing is now supported server-side.
    • Buddies are now emblemed. Bots and web clients should now be distinguished.
    • Update smiley set for non-faces.
    • Failing to update a buddy icon when the buddy has gone offline no longer crashes.
    • Custom smileys received in a chat no longer go to a new window.
    • Processing is no longer completely frozen after the servers block a message because it contains (what they consider) inappropriate text.
  • Pidgin
    • Custom buddy icons can now be added to and removed from buddy list entries via the buddy list entry right-click menu.
    • Resize large incoming custom smileys to a maximum of 96px on either side.
    • Offer to add new buddies into the same contact as existing buddies in the same group if the alias given is the same.
    • Minor smiley style update.
  • General
    • Group and Chat buddy list entries can now be given custom buddy icons.
  • Finch
    • Added "Invite..." menu to chats.
    • Added "View All Logs" menu in the buddylist to display a list of all IM logs.
    • Added '/msgcolor' command to change colors of different classes of messages in a conversation. See '/help msgcolor' for details.
    • Added tab-completion for commands in conversation windows.
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Don't install the GSSAPI SASL plugin on NT4 to avoid an error popup.
    • Use the Kerberos for Windows libraries installed on the system (if present) instead of including enough to load the plugin (Kfw still needed to be installed for it to actually work before this change).
    • Upgrade to Perl 5.10 (System Perl runtime must be upgraded for Perl plugins to continue to work).
    • Upgrade SILC to use the 1.1.7 toolkit

Version 2.4.3 (07/01/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • Yahoo! Japan now uses UTF-8, matching the behavior of official clients and restoring compatibility with the web messenger (Yusuke Odate)
    • Setting your buddy icon once again works for Yahoo! accounts.
    • Fixes in the Yahoo! protocol to prevent a double free, crashes on aliases, and alias functionality
    • Fix crashes in the bonjour protocol
    • Always use UTF-8 for Yahoo! (#5973)
    • Fix a crash when the given jabber id is invalid.
    • Make the IRC "unknown message" debugging messages UTF-8 safe.
    • Fix connecting to ICQ (#6220)
    • Fix a memleak when handling jabber xforms.
  • Pidgin
    • Include the send button plugin in the win32 build
    • Various memory leak fixes

Version 2.4.2 (05/17/2008)

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  • 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).

Version 2.4.1 (03/31/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • Treat AIM Unicode messages as UTF-16 rather than UCS-2; this should have no functional effect, other than continued support on systems which have dropped UCS-2 conversions.
    • Add support for setting buddy icons on Gadu-Gadu (Tomasz Salacinski)
    • Fix a crash when clearing the buddy icon for an account on XMPP
    • Fix a crash during login for some ICQ accounts
    • Prefer more available resources on XMPP when priorities are equal
    • Fix incorrectly marking some Yahoo! contacts as blocked
    • Improved handling of UTF-8 group names on ICQ (beret)
    • Fix a crash when starting if you have a Zephyr account
    • Increase XMPP ping timeout to 120 seconds, to prevent poor network connections from timing out unnecessarily.
    • Don't crash on XMPP forms with empty default values.
    • Fix issues with CHAP authentication for SOCKS5 proxies.
  • Pidgin
    • 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
  • Finch
    • Fix compiling with Glib older than 2.6
    • Ensure existing conversations selected from the 'Send IM' dialog are given focus
    • Move the tooltip on the left of the buddylist if there's not enough room on the right to show it.
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Fix an issue preventing the Buddy List being raised when pidgin.exe is run for a second time.
    • Fix protocol handlers
    • Fix AIM/ICQ usage of non-ASCII text with new Glib versions.

Version 2.4.0 (2/29/2008)

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  • libpurple
    • Added support for offline messages for AIM accounts (thanks to Matthew Goldstein)
    • Fixed various problems with loss of status messages when going or returning from idle on MySpaceIM.
    • Eliminated unmaintained Howl backend implementation for the Bonjour protocol. Avahi (or Apple's Bonjour runtime on win32) is now required to use Bonjour.
    • Partial support for viewing ICQ status notes (Collin from ComBOTS GmbH).
    • Support for /notice on IRC.
    • Support for Yahoo! Messenger 7.0+ file transfer method (Thanumalayan S.)
    • Support for retrieving full names and addresses from the address book on Yahoo! Japan (Yusuke Odate)
    • The AIM/ICQ server-side preference for "allow others to see me as idle" is no longer unconditionally set to "yes" even when your libpurple preference is "no."
    • Fix SSL certificate checks for renewed certificates
    • Fix the ability to set vCard buddy icons on Google Talk/XMPP
    • D-Bus fixes on 64bit
    • Fixed retrieval of buddy icons and setting of server-side aliases on Yahoo! and Yahoo! Japan when using an HTTP proxy server (Gideon N. Guillen)
    • Fixed an MSN bug that would leave you appearing offline when transferred to different server
  • Pidgin
    • 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
  • Finch
    • Color is used in the buddylist to indicate status, and the conversation window to indicate various message attributes. Look at the sample gntrc file in the man page for details.
    • The default keybinding for dump-screen is now M-D and uses a file request dialog. M-d will properly delete-forward-word, and M-f has been fixed to imitate readline's behavior.
    • New bindings alt+tab and alt+shift+tab to help navigating between the higlighted windows (details on the man page).
    • Recently signed on (or off) buddies blink in the buddy list.
    • New action 'Room List' in the action list can be used to get the list of available chat rooms for an online account.
    • The 'Grouping' plugin can be used for alternate grouping in the buddylist. The current options are 'Group Online/Offline?' and 'No Group'.
    • Added a log viewer
    • Added the ability to block/unblock buddies - see the buddy context menu and the menu for the buddy list.
    • Fixed a bug preventing finch working on x86_64

Older Changes

Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.4.0 may be found in the FullChangeLog

Changes predating 2.0.0 may be found in the ChangeLog and ChangeLog.win32 files in the source distribution.

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