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.
- TLS certificates are actually stored to the local cache once again (accepting a name mismatch on a certificate should now be remembered)
- 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)
- Fix an issue allowing a remote user to download arbitrary files from a libpurple client. (CVE-2010-0013)
- 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)