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Pidgin 2.6 Adds Google Talk Voice and Video, Yahoo Improvements

Pidgin 2.6

Pidgin 2.5.7 for Ubuntu came with many fixes to resolve Yahoo Login amongst other issues, newly released version 2.6 of the GTK+ frontend to libpurple adds more fixes and improvements to Yahoo like P2P file transfers but above all it finally brings audio/video to Pidgin making it almost par with IM clients like Yahoo.

Other improvements and fixes include:

  • Theme support in libpurple,
  • No more duplicates of buddies in a group on the buddy list,
  • Added -f command line option tells Pidgin to ignore NetworkManager and assume it has a valid network connection.
  • More

A few adjustments were made in Pidgin 2.6 with the quick update release of Pidgin 2.6.1. to resolve a crash when some users send you a link in a Yahoo IM

If you installed open source Pidgin IM via the PPA repos then just be patient till your Ubuntu Update Manager alerts you for an update, or you can grab a pre-compiled Deb package of Pidgin 2.6 at GetDeb and carry-out a fresh install.