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

version 2.7.9 (12/26/2010)

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

version 2.7.8 (12/19/2010)

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  • 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 "&lt;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)

version 2.7.7 (11/23/2010)

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  • 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 "login.oscar.aol.com" or "slogin.oscar.aol.com". (#12948)
    • Fix a crash on connection loss. (#5927)

version 2.7.6 (11/21/2010)

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  • General:
    • Included Microsoft Internet Authority 2010 and Microsoft Secure Server Authority 2010 intermediate CA certificates to our bundle. This fixes the "Unable to validate certificate" error for omega.contacts.msn.com. (#12906)
  • Pidgin:
    • Avoid a use-after-free race condition in the media code (when there's an error reported by GStreamer). (#12806, Jakub Adam)
  • AIM and ICQ:
    • SSL option has been changed to a tri-state menu with choices for "Don't Use Encryption", "Use Encryption if Available", and "Require Encryption".
    • Fix some possible clientLogin URL issues introduced in version 2.7.5.
    • Don't show a "<URL>: Ok" connection error when using clientLogin.
    • Cleaned up some debug output for improved readability.
  • MSN:
    • Added support for MSNP16, including Multiple Points of Presence (MPOP) which allows multiple simultaneous sign-ins. (#8247)
    • Added extended capabilities support (none implemented).
    • Merged the work done on the Google SoC (major rewrite of SLP code)
    • Reworked the data transfer architecture. (SlpArchitecture)
    • Lots of little changes.
    • Don't process zero-length DC messages. (#12660)
    • Fixed a bunch of memory leaks.
    • Prevent a use-after-free condition.
  • XMPP:
    • Avoid a double-free in the Google Relay (V/V) code.
    • Avoid double error message when failing a file transfer. (#12757)
    • Password-related information is printed out for SASL authentication when the PURPLE_UNSAFE_DEBUG environment variable is set.
    • Authentication mechanisms can now be added by UI's or other plugins with some work. This is outside the API/ABI rules! (#12715)
    • Fixed a few printf("%s", NULL) crashes for broken OSes.
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Build the Pidgin Theme Editor plugin (finally).
    • Untarring (for themes) now works for non-ASCII destination paths.

version 2.7.5 (10/31/2010)

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  • 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)

version 2.7.4 (10/20/2010)

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  • 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)
    • The "Authorize buddy?" mini-dialog now shows the nickname of the buddy requesting authorization as well as the icon of the IM protocol he is using. (#5038)
  • 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 "gmail.com" or "googlemail.com" (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)
  • AIM and ICQ:
    • Add support for managing Visible/Invisible? lists. (#10967)
    • Fix a problem with receiving HTML messages from QIP/Miranda/Trillian. (#12044)
    • Hopefully fixed all encoding-related problems, both for sending and receiving messages. (#10833 and the like)
    • Fix a problem with receiving messages from pyicqt. (#12284)
    • Don't set a custom status text when going Invisible to avoid being detected as Invisible. (#10633)
  • 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.

version 2.7.3 (08/10/2010)

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  • 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 scsa.msg.yahoo.com (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".

version 2.7.2 (07/21/2010)

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  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix a crash bug related to X-Status messages that can be triggered by remote 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.

version 2.7.1 (05/30/2010)

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  • 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.

version 2.7.0 (05/12/2010)

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  • 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 GtkStatusIcon 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 "@gmail.com" or "@googlemail.com" 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.
  • Windows-Specific Changes
    • Updated GTK+ to 2.16.6
    • Private GTK+ Runtime now used (GTK+ Installer no longer supported)
    • Minimum required GTK+ version increased to 2.14.7
    • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME (Millennium Edition), and Windows NT 4.0 no longer supported due to GTK+ requirements changes.
    • Crash Report files (pidgin.RPT) are now generated in the ~/.purple directory instead of the installation directory.
    • NSS SSL Library upgraded to 3.12.5 (thanks to Berke Viktor)
    • GtkSpell upgraded to 2.0.16, changing the spellchecking backend to enchant. This means that myspell and hunspell (OpenOffice) dictionaries can be used (previous versions' aspell dictionaries will not work).

version 2.6.6 (02/18/2010)

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  • 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 "&lt;br&gt;". 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 <p>, 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 'proxy.jabber.org' to 'proxy.eu.jabber.org').
    • 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 <span> and </span> 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.

version 2.6.5 (01/08/2010)

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  • 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)

version 2.6.4 (11/29/2009)

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  • 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.

version 2.6.3 (10/16/2009)

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  • 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)

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.

Older Changes

Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.6.0 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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