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 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.
- Fix logging in to ICQ.
- 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).
- The Evolution Integration plugin compiles again.