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

Changes newer than 2.10.3 may be found at ChangeLog

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

version 2.10.3 (03/26/2012)

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  • MSN
    • Fix buddies not going offline. (#14997)

version 2.10.2 (03/14/2012)

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  • General
    • Fix compilation when using binutils 2.22 and new GDK pixbuf. (#14799)
    • Fix compilation of the MXit protocol plugin with GLib 2.31. (#14773)
  • Pidgin
    • Add support for the GNOME3 Network dialog. (#13882)
    • Fix rare crash. (#14392)
    • Add support for the GNOME3 Default Application dialog for configuring the Browser.
  • libpurple
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix a possible crash when receiving an unexpected message from the server. (Thijs Alkemade) (#14983)
    • Allow signing on with usernames containing periods and underscores. (#13500)
    • Allow adding buddies containing periods and underscores. (#13500)
    • Don't try to format ICQ usernames entered as email addresses. Gets rid of an "Unable to format username" error at login. (#13883)
  • MSN
    • Fix possible crashes caused by not validating incoming messages as UTF-8. (Thijs Alkemade) (#14884)
    • Support new protocol version MSNP18. (#14753)
    • Fix messages to offline contacts. (#14302)
  • Windows-Specific Changes
    • Fix the installer downloading of spell-checking dictionaries (#14612)
    • Fix compilation of the Bonjour protocol plugin. (#14802)
  • Plugins
    • The autoaccept plugin will no longer reset the preference for unknown buddies to "Auto Reject" in certain cases. (#14964)

version 2.10.1 (12/06/2011)

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  • Finch
    • Fix compilation on OpenBSD.
  • AIM and ICQ
    • Fix remotely-triggerable crashes by validating strings in a few messages related to buddy list management. Thanks to Evgeny Boger for reporting this! (#14682)
  • Bonjour
    • IPv6 fixes (Linus Lüssing)
  • Gadu-Gadu
    • Fix problems linking against GnuTLS. (#14544)
  • IRC
    • Fix a memory leak when admitting UTF-8 text with a non-UTF-8 primary encoding. (#14700)
  • XMPP
    • Fix crashes and memory leaks when receiving malformed voice and video requests. Thanks to Thijs Alkemade for reporting this!
  • Sametime
    • Separate "username" and "server" when adding new Sametime accounts. (#14608)
    • Fix compilation in Visual C++. (#14608)
  • SILC
    • Fix CVE-2011-3594, by UTF-8 validating incoming messages before passing them to glib or libpurple. Identified by Diego Bauche Madero from IOActive. (#14636)
  • Yahoo'''
    • Fetch buddy icons in some cases where we previously weren't. (#13050)
  • Windows-Specific Changes
    • Fix compilation

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 G!tkStatusIcon 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.

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@…' 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.

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

Version 2.3.1 (12/7/2007)

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  • libpurple
    • Fixed a number of MSN bugs introduced in 2.3.0, resolving problems connecting to MSN and random local display name changes
    • Going idle on MySpaceIM will no longer clear your status and message.
    • Idle MySpaceIM buddies should now appear online at login.
    • Fixed crashes in XMPP when discovering a client's capabilities
    • Don't set the current tune title if it's NULL (XMPP/Google Talk)
    • Don't allow buddies to be manually added to Bonjour
    • Don't advertise IPv6 on Bonjour because we don't support it
    • Compile fixes for FreeBSD and Solaris
    • Update QQ client version so some accounts can connect again
    • Do not allow ISON requests to stack in IRC, preventing flooding IRC servers when temporary network outages are restored
    • Plug several leaks in the perl plugin loader
    • Prevent autoaccept plugin overwriting existing files

Version 2.3.0 (11/24/2007)

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  • libpurple
    • Real usernames are now shown in the system log.
    • We now honor a PURPLE_DISABLE_DEPRECATED define to allow plugins to catch deprecated functions earlier rather than later.
    • Thanks to a patch from Intel, the Bonjour prpl now supports file transfers using XEP-0096 and XEP-0065. This should enable file transfers between libpurple clients and Gajim clients, but will not work with iChat or Adium as they use a different file transfer implementation.
    • XMPP password changes that return errors no longer cause the saved password to be changed.
    • XMPP file transfer support has been enhanced to support sending files through a proxy when the server supports discovering a a bytestream proxy. This should make file transfers much more reliable. The next release will add support for manually specifying a proxy when the server doesn't advertise one.
  • Pidgin
    • If a plugin says it can't be unloaded, we now display an error and remove the plugin from the list of saved plugins so it won't load at the next startup. Previously, we were ignoring this case, which could lead to crashes.
    • Connection errors are now reported in mini-dialogs inside the buddy list, rather than as buttons in the buddy list and with dialog boxes. If several accounts are disabled when you sign on elsewhere, you can now re-enable them all with a single click.
    • Added tooltips to the Room List window to show full topics
    • Added buttons in preferences to access GNOME network and browser preferences configuration dialogs when running under GNOME
    • If you alias a buddy to an alias that is already present within a particular group, we now offer to merge the buddies into the same contact.
    • A music emblem is now displayed in the buddy list for a buddy if we know she is listening to some soothing music.
    • Added a 'Move to' menu in buddy list context menu for moving buddies to other groups as an alternative to dragging.
    • Group headings are now marked via an underline instead of a different color background.
    • It is now possible to mark a chat on your buddy list as "Persistent" so you do not leave the chat when the window or tab is closed.
    • The auto-join option for chats is now listed in the "Add Chat" dialog along with the new persistence option.
    • Closing an IM no longer immediately closes your conversation. It will now remain active for a short time so that if the conversation resumes, the history will be retained. A preference has been added to toggle this behavior.
    • The "Smiley" menu has been moved to the top-level of the toolbar.
    • Pidgin's display is now saved with the command line for session restoration. (David Mohr)
    • ICQ Birthday notifications are shown as buddy list emblems.
    • Plugin actions are now available from the docklet context menu in addition to the Tool menu of the buddy list.
    • The manual page has been heavily rewritten to bring it in line with current functionality.
  • Finch
    • If a plugin says it can't be unloaded, we now display an error and remove the plugin from the list of saved plugins so it won't load at the next startup. Previously, we were ignoring this case, which could lead to crashes.
    • It's possible to bind key-strokes to specific menuitems in the windows. Read the 'Menus' section in the man-page for details.
    • 'transpose-chars' operation for the entry boxes. The default key-binding is ctrl+t.
    • 'yank' operation for the entry boxes. The default binding is ctrl+y
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Updated SILC to use SILC Toolkit 1.1.5.

Version 2.2.2 (10/23/2007)

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  • General changes
    • Various bug and memory leak fixes
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Updated gtkspell to include a patch to share Aspell dictionaries among all the input fields to avoid excessive memory usage.
    • Updated libxml2 to 2.6.30
    • Bonjour protocol now appears even if Bonjour for Windows isn't present (displays message indicating Bonjour for Windows must be installed if you try to log in and it isn't installed).
    • libpurple now looks for a default prefs.xml in the CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA directory (e.g. \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\purple\prefs.xml) similarly to how this is done on other platforms.
    • Updated GTK+ Runtime to 2.12.1 rev A.

Version 2.2.1 (09/29/2007)

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  • libpurple
    • A few build issues on Solaris were fixed.
    • Cancelling the password prompt for an account will no longer leave it in an ambiguous state. (It will be disabled.)
    • Fixed an erroneous size display for MSN file transfers. (galt)
    • Fixed multiple memory leaks, particularly in XMPP and MySpace protocols
    • Fixed remembering proxy preferences and status scores
    • Gmail notifications are better tracked
  • Pidgin
    • Fixed keyboard tab reordering to move tabs one step instead of two.
    • You should no longer lose proxy settings when Pidgin is restarted.
    • Fixed detection of X11 when compiling
  • Finch
    • Pressing 'Insert' in the buddylist will bring up the 'Add Buddy' dialog.

Version 2.2.0 (09/13/2007)

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  • Libpurple
    • New protocol plugin: MySpaceIM (Jeff Connelly, Google Summer of Code)
    • XMPP enhancements. See http://www.adiumx.com/blog/2007/07/soc-xmpp-update.php (Andreas Monitzer, Google Summer of Code for Adium)
    • Certificate management. Libpurple will validate certificates on SSL-encrypted protocols (William Ehlhardt, Google Summer of Code)
    • Some adjustments were made to fix sending messages when using the MSN HTTP method. (Laszlo Pandy)
    • Yahoo! Chat is fixed.
    • Some AIM file transfer issues between Pidgin and other clients have been fixed. (Kyryll A Mirnenko)
    • Properly restore idle status and time for AIM and ICQ accounts when they reconnect after being disconnected.
  • Pidgin
    • Insert Horizontal Rules and Strikethrough text from toolbar.
    • Option to show protocol icons in the buddy list, from the Buddies > Show menu. (Justin Heiner)
    • Ability to build with native, non-X11 GTK+ on OSX. (Anders Hasselqvist)
    • Remember the 'Enable Sounds' setting for a conversation.
    • Right-clicking the empty space in the formatting toolbar allows you to toggle back to the old "ungrouped" version.
    • Protocols supporting account registration via Pidgin now show a descriptive checkbox instead of a vague "Register" button.
    • Fixed a bug where a tab would be shown on single conversations when tabs were disabled.
  • Finch
    • Per-conversation mute and logging options (accessible from the menu).
  • Windows-specific Changes
    • Updated gtkspell to 2.0.11
    • Upgrade SILC to use the 1.1.2 toolkit

Version 2.1.1 (08/20/2007)

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  • Yahoo
    • Added an account action to open your inbox in the yahoo prpl.
    • Added support for Unicode status messages in Yahoo.
    • Server-stored aliases for Yahoo. (John Moody)
    • Fixed support for Yahoo! doodling.
    • Limited support for MSN Messenger contacts
  • Bonjour
    • Bonjour plugin uses native Avahi instead of Howl
    • Bonjour plugin supports Buddy Icons
  • XMPP
    • Only report conversation close when 'send typing notifications' preference is turned on (Bob Rossi)
  • Pidgin
    • Show current outgoing conversation formatting on the font label on the toolbar
    • Slim new redesign of conversation tabs to maximize number of conversations that can fit in a window
    • Tab bar is not visible when only one conversation is open. You can drag and drop conversations from the infopane.
    • Moved "Reset Formatting" toolbar button to Font menu.
    • Double click on the infopane to alias buddies and set topics on chats
    • New smiley style
  • Finch
    • Sound support (Eric Polino)

Version 2.1.0 (07/28/2007)

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  • libpurple
    • Core changes to allow UIs to use second-granularity for scheduling. Pidgin and Finch, which use the glib event loop, were changed to use g_timeout_add_seconds() on glib >= 2.14 when possible. This allows glib to better group our longer timers to increase power efficiency. (Arjan van de Ven with Intel Corporation)
    • No longer linkifies screennames containing @ signs in join/part notifications in chats
    • With the HTML logger, images in conversations are now saved. NOTE: Saved images are not yet displayed when loading logs.
    • Added support for QIP logs to the Log Reader plugin (Michael Shkutkov)
  • Pidgin
    • Ensure only one copy of Pidgin is running with a given configuration directory. The net effect of this is that trying to start Pidgin a second time will raise the buddy list. (Gabriel Schulhof)
    • Undo capability in the conversation window
    • The formatting toolbar has been reorganized to be more concise.
    • A new status area has been added to the top of conversations to provide additional detail about the buddy, including buddy icon, protocol and status message.
    • Show idle times in the buddy list as days, hours, seconds
  • Finch
    • There's support for workspaces now (details in the manpage)
    • There's a new custom window manager, Irssi
    • Some improvements for tab-completion, tooltip and the password entries
    • Some bugs regarding search results fixed
    • A new DBus-script to create a docklet for finch
    • Support for showing empty groups in the buddy list (Eric Polino)
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Updated launcher application (pidgin.exe) to support portable mode via pidgin.exe --portable-mode or by renaming the binary to pidgin-portable.exe
    • Updated GTK+ to 2.10.13

Version 2.0.2 (06/14/2007)

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  • Pidgin
    • Added a custom conversation font option to preferences
    • Fixed smiley ordering in the insert smiley popup to be more intuitive
    • Conversation->More menu items work for Chats as well as Buddies, including those not on your buddy list
    • newline plugin should work better with conversation colors plugin now
    • Get Info on users now provides immediate feedback that something is happening
    • Aliasing a buddy will not be interrupted by other buddy list activity
    • Using the -l option to log in to a specific account works better
  • libpurple
    • Moving an ICQ buddy from one group to another no longer re-requests authorization from that person (Rene Hausleitner)
    • Added nullprpl, an example protocol plugin (Ryan Barrett)
    • Fixed SOCKS5 bug which caused Jabber file receiving to fail
    • Remove MSN's random "Authorization Failed" dialogs
    • Fix MSN to correctly detect incorrect passwords and disable the account
    • Get User Info on MSN is now more reliable & accurate
    • Updated SILC protocol to support SILC Toolkit 1.1 (Pekka Riikonen)
    • Fix for some QQ authentication problems
    • Fix for building on FreeBSD
    • Prevent "Logged in:" times for AIM buddies being ridiculously high
    • Updates and fixes to Bonjour support
    • Improve ICQ encoding support for some non-latin languages
  • Finch
    • Auto account reconnecting
  • Windows-specific Changes

Version 2.0.1 (05/24/2007)

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  • Libpurple and Pidgin
    • Buddy list update speedups when buddy icons are not being displayed. (Scott Wolchok)
    • Fix icons on docklet change status menu to match the status selector
    • Custom smileys on MSN can be saved by right-clicking on them
    • Fix a crash deleting a buddy that is in the Buddy List more than once
    • Compile fixes for Solaris
    • Fix GTalk formatting when there's a space before/after a */_
    • Fix Log viewer crash when the filename is not in the expected format
    • Get User Info now provides immediate feedback, and is updated when the user information is available
    • Make the choose buddy icon dialog correctly list the current directory
    • Fix for buddy icons disappearing
    • Timestamps are always on in debug output (-d) and Debug Window now
    • Don't escape html entities in Yahoo! system messages
    • Fix for the choose buddy icon dialog resizing strangely as files are selected
    • Receives notifications when XMPP buddies send "leaving chat" messages
    • Fix the typing animation so it doesn't stop animating once a conversation has gone from typing -> not typing -> typing
    • Fix error messages when joing XMPP chats
    • Identify the account when warning about plaintext auth over an unencrypted channel
    • Fix XMPP SASL authentication error when using Cyrus and a connect server
    • Fix changing tab locations to update properly
    • Turning off "Show formatting on incoming messages" now ignores formatting in <span> tags too
    • File transfer progress for transfers on MSN is now correctly displayed
    • You can set/change alias of buddies/chats by double-clicking on the conversation tabs (Ma Xuan)
    • Fix IRC connection bug with dircproxy (xjoe)
    • Ctrl+[shift]+tab focuses the next most active tab (William Thompson)
    • Fix Open Hotmail Inbox for MSN to work more reliably
    • Add a Google Talk item to the protocol list, to help users who think we don't support Google Talk. The item acts just like "XMPP".
    • Remember if the X server supports XScreenSaver, to avoid waking it every 5 seconds. (Arjan van de Ven with Intel Corporation)
    • Change our idle checking to poll only as necessary and raise the unidle timeout from 5 seconds to 60 when using XScreenSaver. This and the XScreenSaver change will reduce Pidgin's effect on power consumption when running with NO_HZ. (Arjan van de Ven with Intel Corporation)
    • Conversation -> Save As will now use aliases.
    • ALSA added as a possible sound method
    • Google Talk accounts will not import buddies from your Gmail address book
  • Finch
    • Userlist in chat windows, which can be turned on or off using "/users" command
    • Menus in the conversation windows
    • Improved tab completion support
    • Ctrl+c prompts with a dialog before exiting
    • Filter string in the debug window
    • Notify when you leave a chat
    • Work around an ncurses bug which appears when half of a multi-cell character is covered by an upper-level window
    • New plugins are shown in bold text in the plugin dialog
    • Nicer HTML screendumps

Version 2.0.0 (5/3/2007)

  • The project has new names - libpurple for the core, Pidgin for the GTK+ UI and Finch for the ncurses based console UI (AOL LLC)
  • Build Changes
    • With the Core/UI split complete, it is now possible to build libpurple without any UIs, creating a library upon which other UIs may be constructed
    • A new ncurses-based console UI called Finch is now available (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury, Google Summer of Code)
    • Reorganized the source tree to split apart the code for the UI changes and libpurple targets
    • libxml2 is now required. We switched from gmarkup to libxml2 for more correct XML parsing.
  • Status System
    • The code dealing with buddy and account status, away messages, away states, online/offline, etc has been completely rewritten. Huge thanks to Christian Hammond, Dave West, Daniel Atallah and Sadrul Habib Chowdhury.
    • Your status can now be set from inside the buddy list using the selector at the bottom of the window.
    • To see messages when a buddy signs on or off, goes away, or becomes idle, load the "Buddy State Notification" plugin
  • Buddy List
    • Performance when manipulating and displaying the buddy list has been significantly improved (Aaron Sheldon, Google Summer of Code)
    • Buddy icons are now shown in tooltips (Felipe Contreras)
    • Tooltips now contain additional information about a "Person" that contains multiple online buddies
    • Added a "Last Seen" field to buddy tooltips
    • Contacts will auto-expand when buddies are dragged around
    • If Pidgin is exited with the buddy list hidden in the docklet, it will remain hidden when Pidgin is started again (Scott Shedden)
    • Improved buddy list searching with CTRL+F
    • Ability to set a buddy icon for all of your accounts at once via the buddy list (You can still set per-account icons via the account editor)
    • The space wasted by the group expanders has been eliminated and the expander setting in .gtkrc-2.0 is no longer needed
    • Authorization requests don't popup new dialogs anymore. They are displayed at the bottom of the buddy list instead.
    • New mail notifications don't popup new dialogs anymore. They are displayed at the top of the buddy list instead.
  • Conversations and Chats
    • Timestamps honor the locale. To use the traditional style, enable the "Message Timestamp Formats" plugin. The plugin also provides options to show dates in timestamps.
    • Messages from buddies in the same "Person" will automatically use the same conversation window.
    • The "Send As" menu has been replaced with a more appropriate "Send To" menu based on "Persons" on your buddy list
    • Message formatting persists between messages (Igor Belyi)
    • Full message background colors are now supported
    • Smooth scrolling when receiving a new message
    • Screenname colors in chats now chosen intelligently
    • Conversation buffer scrollback limited to avoid large memory usage in active conversations
    • Control-Shift-Tab will reverse cycle through the conversation tabs (James Vega)
    • Many problems related to having an IM conversation and a chat open with the same name are fixed (Andrew Hart)
    • Warning dialog when closing a window with unread IM messages
    • In chats right-click on names in the conversation window to IM/Send File/Get? info/ignore the user
    • Added tab management options to the tab right-click menu (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • Brand new message queueing system. Sounds are played when a message is queued rather than when the message is dequeued (Casey Harkins)
    • Ability to find the last message from a user in a chat (Levi Bard and Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • Formatting is preserved across messages (There are known issues with pasting formatted text. Either use "Paste as Plain Text", hit Ctrl-R after pasting, or use the Clear Formatting button on the toolbar.)
    • Performance while joining large chat rooms has been significantly improved (Aaron Sheldon, Google Summer of Code)
    • Bi-Directional text support improvements for GtkIMHtml (Shlomi Loubaton)
  • Sounds
    • Beautiful new default sounds (Brad Turcotte)
    • Use GStreamer for playing sounds, instead of libao
    • A volume control in the preferences (Casey Harkins)
  • Log Viewer
    • Log viewer aggregates logs from the same "Person"
    • When opening the log viewer, show the most recent log by default (Peter McCurdy)
    • Logs are now saved with the current timezone, which is displayed in the log viewer
    • Text logs are linkified, so URLs are clickable
    • The old logger now caches file offsets, so opening the log viewer for buddies with old logs should be much faster now if you have large log files (except the first time for a log, when the cache is built)
  • Plugins
    • Plugins are now accessed through a separate dialog from the Tools menu of the Buddy List
    • Newly installed plugins can now be activated without restarting Pidgin (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • Overhauled the system tray/docklet plugin (Casey Harkins)
    • Text Replacement Plugin rewritten, works in real time and far more intuitively (Benjamin Kahn)
    • Entries in the text replacement plugin are now sorted alphabetically
    • The text replacement plugin allows non-whole-word replacement rules (Levi Bard)
    • The text replacement plugin offers both case sensitive matching and automatic case handling
    • I'dle Ma'ker plugin now has an easier method to unidle accounts, a way to idle all accounts at once, and a way to unidle all accounts idled via the plugin (John Bailey, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • The Evolution Integration plugin now supports Groupwise contacts
    • Mono plugin loader (Eoin Coffey)
    • Perl plugin loader has been rewritten (John Kelm, Google Summer of Code)
    • New music messaging plugin (Christian Muise, Google Summer of Code)
    • gaim-remote has been superceded by new DBUS bindings within libpurple (Piotr Zielinski, Google Summer of Code)
    • The purple-url-handler program has been added to provide a way to automatically launch IM links via Pidgin or Finch.
    • The functionality of the auto-reconnect plugin has been moved into the core, and the plugin itself has been removed.
    • 'Highlight when nick said' option added to Message Notification plugin.
    • The system tray icon is now properly transparent (Dan Winship)
    • New Log Reader plugin that can read and display logs from Adium, MSN Messenger, and Trillian in the log viewer
    • New Contact Availability plugin that attempts to predict the times when people in your buddylist will most likely respond to you, based on times in the past when they have responded (Geoffrey Foster, Google Summer of Code)
    • A few new plugins: Autoaccept, Autoreply, Buddy Notes, New Line, Offline Message Emulation, Conversation Colors and Markerline
  • MSN Features
    • Custom smiley receiving support (Irving Cordova & Francesco Fracassi)
    • Added support for sending (with the /nudge command) and receiving "nudges" (Julien Cegarra, Martin Bayard)
    • Added an account action to open your Hotmail inbox from MSN
    • Bi-directional text is correctly handled now (Shlomi Loubaton)
  • Yahoo Features
    • Stealth Settings have been implemented
    • Doodle is now supported (Andrew Dieffenbach, Google Summer of Code)
    • Buddies' requests to add you to their lists now prompt for authorization
    • Account option to ignore chat and conference invitations (Peter Lawler)
    • Added a /list command to bring up the room list (Peter Lawler)
  • AIM/ICQ Features
    • ICQ file transfer support with newer ICQ clients (Jonathan Clark, Google Summer of Code)
    • Many overall improvements to AIM and ICQ file transfers (Jonathan Clark, Google Summer of Code)
    • Support for pausing and resuming AIM and ICQ file transfers (Graham Booker)
    • Ability to set ICQ "require authorization" and "web aware" setting (Ettore Simone)
    • ICQ encoding fix for offline buddies (Ilya Konstantinov)
  • IRC Features
    • SSL support for IRC connections (Daniel Atallah)
    • Show an error message when temporarily unable to join an IRC channel or change your nick
    • Added /nickserv, /memoserv, /chanserv and /operserv commands (Joao Luís Marques Pinto)
    • Added CTCP VERSION via /version (Andrej Krivulčík)
    • Added /whowas command (achris)
  • Jabber Features
    • Support for SRV lookups
    • Support for buddy icons
    • Jabber User Directory searching
  • SILC Features
    • Whiteboard support (Pekka Riikonen)
    • Sending/receiving images in IMs (Pekka Riikonen)
    • Cipher and HMAC selection support (Pekka Riikonen)
    • Buddy Icon support (Pekka Riikonen)
  • Other Protocol Changes
    • Bonjour (Rendezvous) protocol support (Juanjo Molinero Horno, Google Summer of Code)
    • Updated Gadu-Gadu protocol support (Bartosz Oler, Google Summer of Code). This requires the libgadu library. See this FAQ entry for more information.
    • SIP/SIMPLE support (Thomas Butter, Google Summer of Code)
    • Sametime protocol support Requires the meanwhile library: http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net
    • QQ protocol support (Mark Huetsch, Google Summer of Code, and the developers of the OpenQ project)
    • Removed the Napster and TOC protocols plugins
  • Other Noteworthy Changes
    • NAT traversal support via UPnP (Adam J. Warrington, Google Summer of Code)
    • NAT traversal support via NAT-PMP (Evan Schoenberg and R. Tyler Ballance)
    • The modify account dialog now contains two tabs, which should display better at lower resolutions (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • New "find buddy" results dialog (Alex Converse)
    • People using input methods can now use Enter again
    • Mouse-over hyperlink coloring is now themeable
    • Buddy Pounces now have a proper management window. (Kevin Stange)
    • Buddy icons maintain aspect ratio when resized
    • The last used directory is remembered for opening or saving files and buddy icons
    • Add an SVG version of our desktop icon, pidgin.svg (John Oyler)
    • If a given protocol doesn't support privacy, we now handle blocking in the core. (Jean-Yves Lefort)
    • Smiley themes can now include spaces in the smiley definitions. The spaces (and now backslashes) must be backslash-escaped. (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • New e-mail notices are now grouped into one dialog. (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury, Chris Stafford)
    • "Open" in the File Transfer window integrates with GNOME, KDE, and Windows and falls back to the browser in other environments.
    • On Mac OS X, the keyboard/mouse idle time pref now uses system idle time instead of X11 idle time (Michael Culbertson)
    • Autocomplete in the buddy pounce dialog (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
    • Non-blocking socket I/O is used in most protocol plugins
    • All-new icons all over the place (Hylke Bons)
  • Preference Changes
    • Preferences have been substantially reorganized and cleaned up
    • Smiley theme descriptions are now shown correctly for the highlighted smiley theme (Levi Bard)
    • All Buddy List preferences have been moved to the Buddies menu of the buddy list window.
    • Proxy settings will be taken from Gnome if it is running. These may still be overridden on a per-account basis.
    • Removed "Dim idle buddies;" behavior is now always enabled
    • Removed keyboard shortcut preferences for ctrl-B/I/U; enabled by default, but won't interfere with bindings set by the GTK theme
    • Removed keyboard shortcuts preferences for ctrl-# to insert a smiley; behavior removed from Pidgin
    • Removed "Enter" vs. "Ctrl-Enter" to send; "Enter" sends by default, but it is now possible to change this binding in your GTK theme
    • Removed "Show multi-colored screennames in chats;" behavior is now always enabled and screenname colors automatically adjust themselves to compensate for background color.
    • Removed "Raise Buddy List Window on Events" and the related behavior
    • Removed "Display remote nicknames if no alias is set"
    • Removed "Show idle times" and "Show warning levels" on the buddy list; behavior is now always enabled
    • Removed "Auto-expand contacts;" contacts expand only when dragging buddies around the buddy list
    • Removed conversation and buddy list buttons and related preferences
    • Removed "Raise conversation window" preferences; moved feature to the notify plugin
    • Removed "Show alias in tabs/titles;" behavior is now always enabled
    • Removed "Show formatting toolbars;" the setting in conversations' "Options" menu now affects the global preference
    • Removed "Show timestamps;" behavior is now enabled, but is overridden by the timestamp plugin
    • Removed all protocol options pages
    • Removed "Escape closes windows;" default key binding is now Ctrl-W
    • Removed "Log when buddies sign on/sign off/become idle/become un-idle/go away/come back" and "Log your own actions;" all of thesewill be logged when the system log is enabled
    • Removed the separate ignore formatting preferences; behavior has been consolidated into a single preference
  • Windows-specific Changes
    • URI Handler support added via pidgin.exe --protocolhandler=
    • Running a second instance will popup the Buddy List, if possible.
    • Updated GTK+ to 2.10.11 (rev.b) (Win98/ME will need to use 2.6.10)
    • The transparency plugin has been rewritten and enhanced.
    • MSN open email bug fixed.
    • Update SILC to use the 1.0.2 toolkit
  • Lots of other things that I can't remember right now.

Older Changes

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

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