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

version 2.10.0 (08/20/2011)

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  • Pidgin:
    • Make the max size of incoming smileys a pref instead of hardcoding it. (Quentin Brandon) (#5231)
    • Added a plugin information dialog to show information for plugins that aren't otherwise visible in the plugins dialog.
    • Fix building with GTK+ earlier than 2.14.0 (GTK+ 2.10 is still the minimum supported) (#14261)
  • libpurple:
    • Fix a potential crash in the Log Reader plugin when reading QIP logs.
    • Fix a large number of strcpy() and strcat() invocations to use strlcpy() and strlcat(), etc., forestalling an entire class of string buffer overrun bugs. (The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dan Auerbach, Chris Palmer, Jacob Appelbaum)
    • Change some filename manipulations in filectl.c to use MAXPATHLEN instead of arbitrary length constants. (The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dan Auerbach, Chris Palmer, Jacob Appelbaum)
    • Fix endianness-related crash in NTLM authentication (Jon Goldberg) (#14163)
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Fixed searching for buddies in public directory. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#5242)
    • Better status message handling. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#14314)
    • Merged two buddy blocking methods. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#5303)
    • Fix building of the bundled libgadu library with older versions of GnuTLS. (patch plucked from upstream) (#14365)
  • ICQ:
    • Fix crash selecting Tools->Set Mood when you're online with an ICQ account that is configured as an AIM account. (#14437)
  • IRC:
    • Fix a crash when remote users have certain characters in their nicknames. (Discovered by Djego Ibanez) (#14341)
    • Fix the handling of formatting following mIRC O (#14436)
    • Fix crash when NAMES is empty. (James McLaughlin?) (#14518)
  • MSN:
    • Fix incorrect handling of HTTP 100 responses when using the HTTP connection method. This can lead to a crash. (Discovered by Marius Wachtler)
    • Fix seemingly random crashing. (#14307)
    • Fix a crash when the account is disconnected at the time we are doing a SB request. (Hanzz, ported by shlomif) (#12431)
  • XMPP:
    • Do not generate malformed XML ("</>") when setting an empty mood. (#14342)
    • Fix the /join <room> behavior. (Broken when adding support for <room>@<server>) (#14205)
  • Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN:
    • Fix coming out of idle while in an unavailable state
    • Fix logging into Yahoo! JAPAN. (#14259)
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Open an explorer.exe window at the location of the file when clicking on a file link instead of executing the file, because executing a file can be potentially dangerous. (Discovered by James Burton of Insomnia Security) (Fixed by Eion Robb)

version 2.9.0 (06/23/2011)

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  • Pidgin
    • Fix a potential remote denial-of-service bug related to displaying buddy icons.
    • Significantly improved performance of larger IRC channels (regression introduced in 2.8.0).
    • Fix Conversation->Add on AIM and MSN.
    • Entries in the chat user list are sorted properly again. This was inadvertenly broken in 2.8.0.
  • Finch
    • Fix logging in to ICQ.
  • libpurple
    • media: Actually use the specified TCP port from the TURN configuration to create a TCP relay candidate.
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix crashes on some non-mainstream OSes when attempting to printf("%s", NULL). (Clemens Huebner) (#14297)
  • Plugins
    • The Evolution Integration plugin compiles again.

version 2.8.0 (06/07/2011)

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  • General:
    • Implement simple silence suppression for voice calls, preventing wasted bandwidth for silent periods during a call. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13180)
    • Added the DigiCert? High Assurance CA-3 intermediate CA, needed for validation of the Facebook XMPP interface's certificate.
    • Removed the QQ protocol plugin. It hasn't worked in a long time and isn't being maintained, therefore we no longer want it.
  • Pidgin:
    • Duplicate code cleanup. (Gabriel Schulhof) (#10599)
    • Voice/Video? call window adapts correctly to adding or removing streams on the fly. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13535)
    • Don't cancel an ongoing call when rejecting the addition of a stream to the existing call. (Jakub Adam) (#13537)
    • Pidgin plugins can now override tab completion and detect clicks on usernames in the chat userlist. (kawaii.neko) (#12599)
    • Fix the tooltip being destroyed when it is full of information and cover the mouse (dliang) (#10510)
  • libpurple:
    • media: Allow obtaining active local and remote candidates. (Jakub Adam) (#11830)
    • media: Allow getting/setting video capabilities. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13095)
    • Simple Silence Suppression is optional per-account. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13180)
    • Fix purple-url-handler being unable to find an account.
    • media: Allow adding/removing streams on the fly. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13535)
    • Support new connection states in NetworkManager 0.9. (Dan Williams) (#13505)
    • When removing a buddy, delete the pounces associated with it. (Kartik Mohta) (#1131)
    • media: Allow libpurple and plugins to set SDES properties for RTP conferences. (Jakub Adam) (#12981)
    • proxy: Add new "Tor/Privacy?" proxy type that can be used to restrict operations that could leak potentially sensitive data (e.g. DNS queries). (#11110, #13928)
    • media: Add support for using TCP relaying with TURN (will only work with libnice 0.1.0 and later).
  • AIM:
    • Fix setting icons with dimensions greater than 64x64 pixels by scaling them down to at most 64x64. (#12874, #13165)
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Allow showing your status only to buddies. (Mateusz Piękos) (#13358)
    • Updated internal libgadu to version 1.10.1. (Robert Matusewicz, Krzysztof Klinikowski) (#13525)
    • Updated internal libgadu to version 1.11.0. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#14248)
    • Suppress blank messages that happen when receiving inline images. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13554)
    • Fix sending inline images to remote users, don't crash when trying to send large (> 256kB) images. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13580)
    • Support typing notifications. (Jan Zachorowski, Tomasz Wasilczyk, Krzysztof Klinikowski) (#13362, #13590)
    • Require libgadu 1.11.0 to avoid using internal libgadu.
    • Optional SSL connection support for GNUTLS users (not on Windows yet!). (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13613, #13894)
    • Don't count received messages or statuses when determining whether to send a keepalive packet. (Jan Zachorowski) (#13699)
    • Fix a crash when receiving images on Windows or an incorrect timestamp in the log when receiving images on Linux. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#10268)
    • Support XML events, resulting in immediate update of other users' buddy icons. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13739)
    • Accept poorly formatted URLs from other third-party clients in the same manner as the official client. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#13886)
  • ICQ:
    • Fix setting icons with dimensions greater than 64x64 pixels by scaling them down to at most 64x64. (#12874, #13165)
    • Fix unsetting your mood when "None" is selected. (Dustin Gathmann) (#11895)
    • Ignore Daylight Saving Time when performing calculations related to birthdays. (Dustin Gathmann) (#13533)
    • It is now possible to specify multiple encodings on the Advanced tab of an ICQ account's settings by using a comma-delimited list. (Dmitry Utkin (#13496))
  • IRC:
    • Add "authserv" service command. (tomos) (#13337)
  • MSN:
    • Fix a hard-to-exploit crash in the MSN protocol when using the HTTP connection method (Reported by Marius Wachtler).
  • MXit:
    • Support for an Invite Message when adding a buddy.
    • Fixed bug in splitting-up of messages that contain a lot of links.
    • Fixed crash caused by timer not being disabled on disconnect. (introduced in 2.7.11)
    • Clearing of the conversation window now works.
    • When receiving an invite you can display the sender's profile information, avatar image, invite message.
    • The Change PIN option was moved into separate action.
    • New profile attributes added and shown.
    • Update to protocol v6.3.
    • Added the ability to view and invite your Suggested Friends, and to search for contacts.
    • Also display the Status Message of offline contacts in their profile information.
  • XMPP:
    • Remember the previously entered user directory when searching. (Keith Moyer) (#12451)
    • Correctly handle a buddy's unsetting his/her vCard-based avatar. (Matthew W.S. Bell) (#13370)
    • Squash one more situation that resulted in duplicate entries in the roster (this one where the server reports the buddy as being in the same (empty) group. (Reported by Danny Mayer)
  • Plugins:
    • The Voice/Video? Settings plugin now includes the ability to test microphone settings. (Jakub Adam) (#13182)
    • Fix a crash when handling some saved settings in the Voice/Video? Settings plugin. (Pat Erley) (13290, #13774)
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
    • Fix building libpurple with Visual C++ .NET 2005. This was accidentally broken in 2.7.11. (Florian Quèze)
    • Build internal libgadu using packed structs, fixing several long-standing Gadu-Gadu issues. (#11958, #6297)

version 2.7.11 (03/10/2011)

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  • General:
    • Our bundled libgadu should now build on HP-UX.
    • Fix some instances of file transfers never completing. (Cristi Posoiu) (#12472)
  • Pidgin:
    • Sort by Status no longer causes buddies to move around when you click them.
    • Fix embedding in the system tray on older GTK+ releases (such as on CentOS 5.5 and older Fedora).
    • No longer require libstartup-notification for startup notification support. GTK+ has included support for years, so use it instead. (David Benjamin) (#13245)
  • AIM:
    • Fix a bug where some buddies from your buddy list might not show up. Affected non-English ICQ users the most. (#13386)
    • Send keepalives for all types of network connections. Will hopefully make chat rooms more reliable. (#1449)
  • MSN:
    • Fix bug that prevented added buddies to your buddy list in certain circumstances. (#13298)
  • MXit:
    • MXit plugin and reported client version now follow the libpurple version.
    • Don't try to request profile information for non-user contacts.
    • Allow Re-Invite for contacts in Deleted or Rejected state.
    • Ensure we don't send packets too fast to the MXit server and trigger its flood-detection mechanism. Also increased the internal packet queue to 32 packets.
  • XMPP:
    • Fix building on platforms with an older glib (inadvertantly broken in 2.7.10). (#13329)
    • Don't treat the on-join status storms as 'new arrivals'. (Thijs Alkemade) (#a14527)
    • Extend the /join command to support room JIDs, enabling you to join a room on any server. (Solarius, Matěj Cepl, Tirtha 'wyuka' Chatterjee) (#4526)
    • Add support for receiving a limited amount of history when joining a room (not currently supported by Pidgin and Finch). (Thijs Alkemade) (#10986, #a14219)
  • Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN:
    • Fix CVE-2011-1091, denials of service caused by NULL pointer dereferences due to improper handling of malformed YMSG packets. Thanks to Marius Wachtler for reporting this and reviewing the fix!

version 2.7.10 (02/06/2011)

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  • General:
    • Force video sources to all have the same capabilities. This reduces the number of times video must be scaled down, saving CPU time. (Jakub Adam) (half of #13095)
    • Starting multiple video calls and ending one no longer causes the other calls to stop sending audio and video. (Jakub Adam) (#12758, #13237)
    • Perl bindings now respect LDFLAGS. (Peter Volkov, Markos Chandras) (#12638)
    • Added AddTrust External Root CA. (#11554)
    • Resolve some issues validating X.509 certificates signed off the CAcert Class 3 intermediate cert when using the GnuTLS SSL/TLS plugin.
  • Gadu-Gadu:
    • Don't drop whole messages when text is colored. (Jan Zachorowski) (#13259)
  • Groupwise:
    • Don't show two windows when using "Get Info" on a buddy. (Gabriel Burt; Novell, Inc.) (#13108)
  • IRC:
    • Don't send ISON messages longer than 512 bytes. (Jeffrey Honig) (#9692)
  • libpurple:
    • Stop sending audio when placing a call on hold. (Jakub Adam) (#13032)
    • Stop translating gpointers to ints in the dbus API. This removes functions from the dbus API. (The openSUSE Project) (#12507)
    • Fix D-Bus introspection calls that omit the interface parameter. (Tom Samstag) (#13073)
    • Fixed bugs in purple_str_to_time() that caused the most recent 'make check' failures. (Nader Morshed) (#13131)
    • Correct an issue that caused some UIs other than Pidgin or Finch to leave a buddy in the "is typing" state. (Jan Kaluza)
    • Fix potential information disclosure issues in the Cipher code. (Julia Lawall)
  • Pidgin:
    • Support using the Page Up and Page Down keys on the numeric keypad in the conversation window. (Ryan Flegel) (#13127)
    • Fix a few memory leaks. (Nader Morshed) (#13162)
    • Support rendering strikethrough when received as in-line CSS. (#13168)
    • Editable comboboxes are now more friendly to some GTK+ themes. (Hugo Pereira Da Costa) (#13164).
  • Plugins:
    • The Voice/Video? Settings plugin no longer resets selected devices to defaults. (Jakub Adam) (#13044)
    • The Voice/Video? Settings plugin no longer crashes when a stored device name is not found in the list of available devices. (Jakub Adam) (#13238)
    • The Autoaccept plugin now allows disabling filename escaping. (Rok Mandeljc) (half of #11459)
    • The Autoaccept plugin now allows choosing Reject/Ask/Accept? for non-buddies. (Rok Mandeljc) (half of #11459)
  • QQ:
    • QQ2008 is now the default protocol version. (Michael Terry) (#11635)
  • XMPP:
    • Don't crash when receiving an unexpected/invalid jingle transport type. (Nikita Kozlov) (#13136)
    • Handle Connection: Close headers for BOSH, when the server does not terminate the connection itself. (#13008)
    • Improved parsing for DIGEST-MD5, which should resolve issues connecting to some jabberd2 servers. This corrects an issue parsing one-character or empty elements. (Noa Resare) (#a14514)
  • Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN:
    • Fix a crash when an account disconnects before a p2p session is completely set up. (Jan Kaluza) (#12432)

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).

Older Changes

Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.7.0 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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