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.
- Added Verisign Class 3 Public CA - G2 root CA.
- 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)
- 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)