More than ten days too late, but here’s Pidgin 2.5.1! Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, and Zephyr. Pidgin can be extended using plugins.
o In the Join/Part plugin, add the ability to apply the rules to buddies. By default, joins and parts for buddies are still shown.
o Support SOCKS proxies specified in GNOME or Windows proxy settings.
o Fix some possible crashes in MSNP15.
o Enable a default SSL trust relationship for MSN servers.
o Avoid disconnecting from XMPP servers on parse errors that are non-fatal.
o Include some perl files that were mistakenly omitted in 2.5.0.
o Prevent use of custom smilies without “shortcuts.”
o Fix a crash that could appear with AIM buddy tooltips.
o General refresh of many icons in the interface.
o Many cleanups to artwork source are now included in the distribution.
o A new “throbber” animation has been added to indicate when accounts are connecting.