Pidgin instant messenger adds video and voice support
In addition to addressing a recent critical vulnerability, the 2.6 branch of the Pidgin instant messenger application, formerly known as Gaim, adds support for video and voice chat over XMPP, the Jabber / Google Talk protocol. The multi-platform instant messaging client is based on the libpurple library and features support for a wide variety of popular protocols, such as AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! and many more.
The 2.6 branch includes a number of bug fixes and splits its Yahoo! protocol into two separate protocol plug-ins, one for Yahoo! and one for Yahoo! JAPAN. Additionally, the Yahoo! plug-ins now support P2P file transfers and the MSN plug-in can now receive audio clips and hand-written (ink) messages. Preliminary support for the new AIM and ICQ authentication scheme, called "clientLogin", has also been added.