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 Fix misparsing a web message as an SMS message. (Yuriy Kaminskiy)
o Increase NS command history size to prevent crashes on buddy lists that have a lot of buddies on other networks like Yahoo!
o Accounts with empty buddy lists are now properly marked as connected.
o Fix receiving messages from users of MySpace IM’s web client.
o Fixed phantom online buddies. They should now properly disappear when signing out.
o Fixed the crashes some users were seeing with cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com in 2.5.7.
o Fixed compiling on systems with glib 2.4.x or older.
o Fixed an issue with file transfers. This may not resolve all issues, but it should resolve at least some of the most common ones.
o The pager server will automatically update to scsa.msg.yahoo.com if the user empties the field or if it is scs.msg.yahoo.com. This should ease the pain of transition to the new login method.
o Fix an incompatibility betweeen Prosody and libpurple clients.
* Yahoo Protocol 16 support, including new HTTPS login method; this should fix a number of login problems that have recently cropped up. (Sulabh Mahajan, Mike “Maiku” Ruprecht)
* Only display the AIM “Unable to Retrieve Buddy List” message once per connection. (Rob Taft)
* Blocking MSN users not on your buddy list no longer disconnects you.
* When performing operations on MSN, assume users are on the MSN/Passport network if we don’t get network ID’s for them.