Pidgin 2.10.7 Brings Numerous Fixes and Improvements

This release includes lots of improvements for Yahoo, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and IRC protocols

By Marius Nestor on February 13th, 2013 20:50 GMT

Pidgin 2.10.7 has been released a few hours ago, February 13, and it brings numerous fixes, improvements, and a few new features, especially to MSN, Gadu-Gadu, MXit, Sametime, IRC and Yahoo! protocols.

All Pidgin users are urged to upgrade to the newly released 2.10.7 version as soon as possible, as it contains important security updates. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the actual changes:

• Fixed an issue with the configure script, which will now exit with status 1 if an invalid protocol plugin is specified using the --with-dynamic-prpls and --with-static-prpls arguments;
• Fixes a libpurple crash related to UPnP responses with unusual long values;
• Repaired libpurple issue related to libgcrypt, when compiling with GnuTLS support;
• Fixed UPnP mappings on libpurple, for routers that return empty <URLBase/> elements;
• The Tcl plugin for libpurple now uses race-free, saner plugin loading;
• The Tcl signals-test plugin has been fixed for savedstatus-changed in libpurple;
• Improved support for non-X11 GTK+, such as the one from MacPorts;
• Fixed a startup crash related to large contact lists on Gadu-Gadu accounts. Therefore, avatar support has been disabled until version 3.0.0);
• Implemented support for SASL authentication on IRC protocol;
• Topic setter info is now printed when joining an IRC channel;
• Fixed SSL certificate issues when signing into MSN accounts;
• Fixed an MSN crash when a user is removed before its avatar is loaded;
• Fixed a bug that could allow a remote MXit user to specify a local file path to be written to;
• Fixed a bug that could lead to remote code execution or a crash, because the MXit server could send specially crafted data;
• MXit farewell messages are now displayed in a different color;
• Added support for typing notification in MXit;
• Added support for the MXit Relationship Status profile attribute;
• Removed all MXit Hidden Number reference;
• When joining an MXit GroupChat or have a pending invite, other invites are being ignored now;
• Centered the buddy’s name vertically in the buddy-list for MXit protocol;
• Decoding of font-size changes in the markup of received messages has been fixed in MXit;
• The maximum file size that can be transferred on MXit is now 1 MB;
• MXit avatars are no longer downscaled to 96x96;
• Fixed a crash for the Sametime protocol, related to unusual long user IDs send by a malicious server;
• Fixed a double-free in picture/profile loading code for the Yahoo protocol;
• Server-side buddy aliases can now be retrieved on Yahoo accounts;
• Added support for sndio GStreamer backends to the Voice/Video Settings plugin;
• Fixed Contact Availability Detection plugin crash;
• Improved support for non-X11 GTK+, such as the one from MacPorts, on the Message Notification plugin.

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