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Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time. Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: Jabber/XMPP, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins...

Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smileys, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin’s functionality above and beyond the standard features.

Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin’s underlying code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well.

Pidgin is translated into many different languages:
Arabic, Romanian, Korean, French, Dutch, Persian, Polish, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Czech, Finnish, Italian, Hebrew, Catalan, Greek, Vietnamese, English, Portuguese, Serbian, Chinese (Traditional), Bulgarian, Swedish, Telugu, Hindi, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Bosnian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian

It is a huge project that is under constant development. Releases are usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as issues and contributions.

Pidgin - Changelog:

Remove a string from the Romanian translation that's breaks the creation of the Windows installer.

Audit and correct the COPYRIGHT file.
Fix a spelling error in a debug message for proxies.
Install some emojis already in the theme but not being installed.
Drop the QQ smileys.
Modernize the desktop file.
Modernize the appdata file.
Make privacy settings persist.

Fix a use after free that was introduced in 2.14.9.

Fix a crash if the server sends a short form JOIN message.

Fix a regression from 2.14.9 where XMPP accounts state would get lostafter failing to connect.
Fix a crash when requesting your own info in an XMPP conference.
Fix hang when completing a file transfer over XMPP.
Fix updating custom smileys.
Fix unblocking users.
Fix a crash when cancelling a file transfer.

Size: 33.39 MB