Pidgin 2.10.0 released

Mark Doliner mark at
Sat Aug 20 13:46:06 EDT 2011

Yay!  You can download from

The changes are:
* Make the max size of incoming smileys a pref instead of hardcoding it.
  (Quentin Brandon) (#5231)
* Added a plugin information dialog to show information for plugins
  that aren't otherwise visible in the plugins dialog.
* Fix building with GTK+ earlier than 2.14.0 (GTK+ 2.10 is still the
  minimum supported) (#14261)

* Fix a potential crash in the Log Reader plugin when reading QIP logs.
* Fix a large number of strcpy() and strcat() invocations to use
  strlcpy() and strlcat(), etc., forestalling an entire class of
  string buffer overrun bugs.
  (The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dan Auerbach, Chris Palmer,
  Jacob Appelbaum)
* Change some filename manipulations in filectl.c to use MAXPATHLEN
  instead of arbitrary length constants.  (The Electronic Frontier
  Foundation, Dan Auerbach, Chris Palmer, Jacob Appelbaum)
* Fix endianness-related crash in NTLM authentication (Jon Goldberg)

* Fixed searching for buddies in public directory. (Tomasz Wasilczyk)
* Better status message handling. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#14314)
* Merged two buddy blocking methods. (Tomasz Wasilczyk) (#5303)
* Fix building of the bundled libgadu library with older versions
  of GnuTLS. (patch plucked from upstream) (#14365)

* Fix crash selecting Tools->Set Mood when you're online with an
  ICQ account that is configured as an AIM account. (#14437)

* Fix a crash when remote users have certain characters in their
  nicknames. (Discovered by Djego Ibanez) (#14341)
* Fix the handling of formatting following mIRC ^O (#14436)
* Fix crash when NAMES is empty. (James McLaughlin) (#14518)

* Fix incorrect handling of HTTP 100 responses when using the HTTP
  connection method.  This can lead to a crash. (Discovered by Marius
* Fix seemingly random crashing. (#14307)
* Fix a crash when the account is disconnected at the time we are doing a
  SB request. (Hanzz, ported by shlomif) (#12431)

* Do not generate malformed XML ("</>") when setting an empty mood.
* Fix the /join <room> behavior.  (Broken when adding support for
  <room>@<server>)  (#14205)

Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN:
* Fix coming out of idle while in an unavailable state
* Fix logging into Yahoo! JAPAN.  (#14259)

Windows-Specific Changes:
* Open an explorer.exe window at the location of the file when clicking
  on a file link instead of executing the file, because executing a file
  can be potentially dangerous.  (Discovered by James Burton of
  Insomnia Security) (Fixed by Eion Robb)

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