Pidgin 2.0.1

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once. Pidgin 2.0.1 is a bugfix release addressing over 100 bugs reported in 2.0.0.


* Buddy list update speedups when buddy icons are not being displayed. (Scott Wolchok)
* Fix icons on docklet change status menu to match the status selector
* Custom smileys on MSN can be saved by right-clicking on them
* Fix a crash deleting a buddy that is in the Buddy List more than once
* Compile fixes for Solaris
* Fix GTalk formatting when there’s a space before/after a */_
* Fix Log viewer crash when the filename is not in the expected format
* Get User Info now provides immediate feedback, and is updated when the user information is available
* Make the choose buddy icon dialog correctly list the current directory
* Fix for buddy icons disappearing
* Timestamps are always on in debug output (-d) and Debug Window now
* Don’t escape html entities in Yahoo! system messages
* Fix for the choose buddy icon dialog resizing strangely as files are selected
* Receives notifications when XMPP buddies send “leaving chat” messages
* Fix the typing animation so it doesn’t stop animating once a conversation has gone from typing -> not typing -> typing
* Fix error messages when joing XMPP chats
* Identify the account when warning about plaintext auth over an unencrypted channel
* Fix XMPP SASL authentication error when using Cyrus and a connect server
* Fix changing tab locations to update properly
* Turning off “Show formatting on incoming messages” now ignores formatting in tags too
* File transfer progress for transfers on MSN is now correctly displayed
* You can set/change alias of buddies/chats by double-clicking on the conversation tabs (Ma Xuan)
* Fix IRC connection bug with dircproxy (xjoe)
* Ctrl+[shift]+tab focuses the next most active tab (William Thompson)
* Fix Open Hotmail Inbox for MSN to work more reliably
* Add a Google Talk item to the protocol list, to help users who think we don’t support Google Talk. The item acts just like “XMPP”.
* Remember if the X server supports XScreenSaver, to avoid waking it every 5 seconds. (Arjan van de Ven with Intel Corporation)
* Change our idle checking to poll only as necessary and raise the unidle timeout from 5 seconds to 60 when using XScreenSaver. This and the XScreenSaver change will reduce Pidgin’s effect on power consumption when running with NO_HZ. (Arjan van de Ven with Intel Corporation)
* Conversation -> Save As will now use aliases.
* ALSA added as a possible sound method
* Google Talk accounts will not import buddies from your Gmail address book

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