Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pidgin 2.5.7 Released

The Pidgin team has decided to release a quick update to Pidgin to fix the Yahoo login problems. There aren't much new features or fixed bugs on this version as this is probably an emergency release, but at least the login problem is now fixed after the new Yahoo protocol 16 is supported by Pidgin. They even had new HTTPS login method thumbs up

Here's the short Changelog of the newer version of Pidgin:
  • 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