Pidgin 2.10.3 Description:
Pidgin 2.10.3 is a multi-protocol instant messaging client compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), Yahoo, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Jabber and Zephyr networks.
Pidgin 2.10.3 users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.
Pidgin 2.10.3 supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer (coming soon), away messages, typing notification, and MSN window closing notification.
Pidgin 2.10.3 also goes beyond that and provides many unique features.
A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, and more.
News in Pidgin 2.10.3:
-Fix compilation when using binutils 2.22 and new GDK pixbuf.
-Fix compilation of the MXit protocol plugin with GLib 2.31.
-Add support for the GNOME3 Network dialog.
-Fix rare crash.
-Add support for the GNOME3 Default Application dialog for configuring
-Support new connection states and signals for NetworkManager 0.9+.
AIM and ICQ:
-Fix a possible crash when receiving an unexpected message from the server.
-Allow signing on with usernames containing periods and underscores.
-Allow adding buddies containing periods and underscores.
-Don't try to format ICQ usernames entered as email addresses. Gets rid of an "Unable to format username" error at login.
-Fix possible crashes caused by not validating incoming messages as UTF-8.
-Support new protocol version MSNP18.
-Fix messages to offline contacts
-Fix buddies not going offline.
-Fix the installer downloading of spell-checking dictionaries
-Fix compilation of the Bonjour protocol plugin
-The autoaccept plugin will no longer reset the preference for unknown buddies to "Auto Reject" in certain cases