Monday, March 03, 2008

File Transfer in Pidgin

In the past, file transfers are nightmare for Linux users who uses Gaim (the previous name before it changed to pidgin). When somebody wanted to transfer file via Yahoo protocol in Gaim, the recipients that uses Gaim under Linux will crash due to unsupported feature.

With the release of Pidgin 2.4.0, the developer has added supports for Yahoo Messenger 7.0+ file transfer, meaning that you can send/receive files from/to your friends. This morning, i had received an image from one of the Indonesian Linux Forum, saying that he couldn't access the forum (which i have fixed it) and it was transfered successfully when i'm using Pidgin 2.4.0 (i build it myself, since it's not yet included in Slackware-Current).

If you use Pidgin daily, then i guest you should upgrade to 2.4.0 version to get this nice feature.


  1. Anonymous10:31 AM

    at last... yahoo file transfer! ive been waiting for quite some time... :D

  2. I can't seem to prompt a YIM user to accept the file. The file xfer window shows the file has been sent, however the user on the other end (YIM Windows client) is never prompted to accept the file.

    Any suggestions?

  3. Everybody seems to know how to use the file transfer function in Pidgen except me. Can somebody PLEASE tell me how to do it?!