Pidgin est un logiciel de messagerie instantanée multi-protocole qui se connecte aux réseaux comme AOL Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, MySpace IM, Bonjour, IRC et d'autres encore... Il est surtout anciennement connu sous le nom de Gaim à l'époque de sa version 2.0. Il est basé sur les bibliothèques GTK+ connus surtout dans le monde Linuxien qui permet une grande modularité dans ses plug-ins. Il est naturellement disponible pour Windows et Linux. Quant à MacOS X, la source est disponible pour compilation sinon il faudra se tourner vers son frère jumeau... Adium.
version 2.12.0 (09/03/2017): libpurple: * Fix an out of bounds memory read in purple_markup_unescape_entity. CVE-2017-2640 * Fix use of uninitialised memory if running non-debug-enabled versions of glib * Updated AIM dev and dist ID's to new ones that were assigned by AOL. * TLS certificate verification now uses SHA-256 checksums. * Fixed SASL external auth for Freenode. * Removed the MSN protocol plugin. It has been unusable and dormant for some time. MSNP18 has been discontinued and the protocol plugin would require a large update to start working again. See: http://ismsndeadyet.com/ The third-party Pidgin SkypeWeb plugin, however, should provide enough functionality as a replacement if people still want to use MSN: https://github.com/EionRobb/skype4pidgin/tree/master/skypeweb * Removed Mxit protocol plugin. The service was closed at the end of September 2016. See https://pidgin.im/pipermail/devel/2016-September/024078.htm * Removed the MySpaceIM protocol plugin. The service has been defunct for a long time. (#15356) * Remove the Yahoo! protocol plugin. Yahoo has completely reimplemented their protocol, so this version is no longer operable as of August 5th, 2016: https://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/145715934739/q2-2016-progress-report-on-our-product A new protocol plugin has been written to support the new protocol. It can be found here: https://github.com/EionRobb/funyahoo-plusplus This also removes support for Yahoo! Japan. According to http://messenger.yahoo.co.jp/ the service ended March 26th, 2014. * Remove the Facebook (XMPP) account option. According to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/chat the XMPP Chat API service ended April 30th, 2015. A new protocol plugin has been written, using a different method, to support Facebook. It can be found at https://github.com/dequis/purple-facebook/wiki * Fixed gnutls certificate validation errors that mainly affected google (Dequis) General * Replaced instances of d.pidgin.im with developer.pidgin.im and updated the urls to use https. (#17036) IRC * Fixed issue of messages being silently cut off at 500 characters. Large messages are now split into parts and sent one by one. (#4753)