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, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.
Pidgin can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.
Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. It 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, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more.
Pidgin can work with:
* Google Talk
Pidgin is free software.
o Added Verisign Class 3 Public CA - G2 root CA.
o Properly differentiate between bn and bn_IN in the Translation Information dialog.
* AIM and/or ICQ:
o Display the "Authorize buddy?" minidialog when the requestor has an empty nickname. (#12810)
o New ICQ accounts default to proper ICQ servers. Old accounts using one of the old default servers will be silently migrated to use the proper servers.
o ICQ accounts using clientLogin now use the correct ICQ servers. This is separate from the server settings mentioned above.
o '<' should no longer cause ICQ status messages to be truncated in some locations. (#11964, #12593)
o Fix sending messages to chat rooms. (#12768)
o Don't crash when attempting to log into a Bonjour account and init failed.
* Windows-Specific Changes:
o Quote the path stored in the registry when the "run at startup" option in the Windows Pidgin Options plugin is used. (#12781)