Pidgin 2.8.0 eating up CPU resources

Etan Reisner deryni at
Wed Jun 22 13:29:32 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:56:57AM -0400, Harold F. Ayers Jr wrote:
> I upgraded Pidgin to 2.8.0. I noticed (very fast) that the CPU resources 
> with Pidgin 2.8.0 running around 50% where it normally was running less 
> than 10%. I want to backoff to version 2.7.11 (I didn't keep the older 
> release). Is there instructions for backing off, and where is the older 
> release.

This is due to a change which negatively affects large IRC channels. This
is being fixed for the next release.

The pidgin SourceForge page has download links for all the old versions.


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