Yahoo Protocol Changes
mark at kingant.net
Sat Jun 20 20:43:20 EDT 2009
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM, John Bailey<rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org> wrote:
> Hi, everyone.
> As your users have undoubtedly made you aware, there are currently issues with
> connecting to Yahoo. This is due to a protocol change on the Yahoo servers that
> cause them to reject the authentication mechanism used by Pidgin 2.5.6 and earlier.
> Two of our Summer of Code students implemented the new HTTP-based login
> mechanism. This code is currently in our Monotone repository and will be
> included in Pidgin 2.6.0.
> Due to the shutdown of the old authentication mechanism happening earlier than
> we expected (the last date we saw indicated mid-August), I have backported these
> changes to libpurple 2.5.6. We are currently prepping a 2.5.7 release, but I
> know some of you would prefer to simply patch the yahoo prpl to fix the issue
> and be done with it. To that end, I have attached the relevant bits of our
> upcoming 2.5.7 release.
> Hopefully you find this patch useful. It applies cleanly against 2.5.6 and
> 2.5.5, but I have tested it only against 2.5.6.
We've built 2.5.7 and uploaded tarballs. We haven't updated
http://pidgin.im/ or built our own binary packages yet, but don't let
that stop you from building and distributing packages in your
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