After months of developments and also several beta release (they launched beta-7 last week), finally Pidgin 2.0 has been released by the developer and it's ready to be consumed. This version is a major upgrade and it consist of lots of new features. There has been some reviews about this new application. One of them is Ars Technica which gave a complete review about Pidgin.
A lot of UI improvements, enhanced plugin system, D-BUS bindings, new status system, new icons, new default sound, and many more can be found on new Pidgin. PV has created this package for Slackware-Current and it's already available in the Slackware's repositories (per May 4) in xap/ directory. Great efforts by the Pidgin developers.