Pidgin 2.7.8 fixes MSN bugs
The Pidgin development team have released version 2.7.8 of their open source instant messenger application. According to the developers, the maintenance update addresses a variety of bugs in MSN that could, for example, lead to users being disconnected from the Microsoft's MSN network. Other changes include user a user interface hack to assist in the first-time set-up of Facebook Chat accounts and fixes for the libpurple library used by Pidgin and other instant messaging clients, such as Adium and Meebo.
Further information about the update can be found in the change log. Pidgin 2.7.8 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and RHEL based Linux distributions from the project's site. As Ubuntu ships with Pidgin, but does not typically update it after a release, it is necessary to refer to the Ubuntu specific install page on the Pidgin site to install 2.7.8 on Ubuntu. Pidgin is licensed under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL).
- Pidgin 2.7.8 released!, mailing list announcement.