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 connection timeout with empty Gadu-Gady buddy lists. (Martin
* Don't ignore namespace information when parsing XMPP data. (Michal
* Fix a crash that occurred when retrieving certain Offline Messages
* 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)
* Change Contact Server to temporarily fix connection problems.
(Thanks to Youness Alaoui)
* 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)
* Fix a crash in the Add Account dialog when changing protocols under
* Redirect stderr outputs to the debug window.
* Fix rebinding actions with the arrow-keys and tab.