Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows.
- Fix compilation on OpenBSD.
* AIM and ICQ:
- Fix remotely-triggerable crashes by validating strings in a few messages related to buddy list management.
- IPv6 fixes
- Fix problems linking against GnuTLS.
- Fix a memory leak when admitting UTF-8 text with a non-UTF-8 primary encoding.
- Fix crashes and memory leaks when receiving malformed voice and video requests.
- Separate "username" and "server" when adding new Sametime accounts.
- Fix compilation in Visual C++.
- Fix CVE-2011-3594, by UTF-8 validating incoming messages before passing them to glib or libpurple.
- Fetch buddy icons in some cases where we previously weren't.
* Windows-Specific Changes:
- Fix compilation