Pidgin 2.13.0 has been released!!

Gary Kramlich grim at
Fri Mar 9 00:32:59 EST 2018

Greetings Programs,

Pidgin 2.13.0 has been released.  You can find source tarballs on
Sourceforge[1] or Bitbucket [2].  Windows versions are still in the
works, so hang tight and we'll announce when they're ready as well.

The ChangeLog for this release follows:

version 2.13.0 (03/08/2018):
    * Unified string comparison. (PR #186) (Arkadiy Illarionov)
    * Properlly shell escape URI's when opening them. (PR #271 Daniel
Kamil Kozar)
    * Fix a one byte buffer overread in function purple_markup_linkify
    * Fix an issue were utf8 was incorrectly truncated which could lead to
      crashes as we were potentially feeding garbage into glib/gtk.

    * Fixed build against curses 6.0 with opaque structs set. (#16764
      (PR #268 Daniel Kamil Kozar)
    * Fixed a crash when resizing the window. (#16680 marcus) (PR #269
Daniel Kamil Kozar)

    * Fixed bashism in autotools. (#16836 lameventanas) (PR #267 Daniel
Kamil Kozar)

    * Show XEP-0066 OOB URLs in any message, not just headlines
    * Fix a user after free (#17200 debarshiray) (PR #266 Ethan Blanton)
    * Removed pipelining from BOSH connections (#17025 PR #295 Tom Li)
    * Don't try to TLS already secured BOSH connections (#17270 PR #293
Tom Li)

    * Fix "Registration timeout" on SASL auth with InspIRCd servers
      (and possibly others not based on charybdis/ratbox/ircd-seven)
    * Fix issues with plugins that modify outgoing messages
      (such as the custom PART/QUIT feature of the IRC More plugin)
    * Fix IRC buffer handling.  (#12562 PR #272 Shivaram Lingamneni)
    * Properly handle AUTHENTICATE as a normal command with server prefix.
      (PR #316 dx)
    * Fix a crash caused by a use after free of the MOTD.
    * Fix an out of bounds read in irc_nick_skip_mode.
    * Fix a write of a single byte before the start of a buffer in

    * Better support for dark themes. (#12572 Alyssa Rosenzweig and Gary
    * Fixed IPv6 links by not escaping []'s. (#16391 cyisfor) (PR #270
Daniel Kamil Kozar)
    * Only write buddy icons to the cache if they're not already
cached.  (PR #276 David Woodhouse)
    * Rejoin persistent chats after reconnect.  (#15687 PR #285 Christof
    * Made the WIN32 Transparency plugin work on all platforms. (#3124
PR #287 Daniel Kamil Kozar)
    * Ensure search results buttons are labeled (Backport from de2d88e575ee)
    * Fix matching unicode smilies.  (#17232 gnubfx PR #262 Daniel Kamil
    * Correctly update mute/unmute status when the remote side
mutes/unmutes us. (#17273 PR #302 David Woodhouse)
    * Rework the status icon blinking to not used deprecated API. 
(#17174 zelch PR #264 Daniel Kamil Kozar)
    * Don't allow adding a buddy to protocols that don't have an
add_buddy callback.  (#4061 Paradox)

    * Fix handling of search results (#17238 David Woodhouse)

    Voice & Video:
    * Port backend-fs to newer api for farstream relay-info property 
(#17274 bellet)



Gary Kramlich <grim at>

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