Pidgin for Windows Publisher's description
from The Pidgin Team
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows, GNOME2, KDE 3, and KDE 4.
Pidgin is under constant development. Releases are usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as bug reports and patches.
Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin's underlying code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well.
What's New in This Release:General:
В· Implement simple silence suppression for voice calls, preventing wasted bandwidth for silent periods during a call.
В· Added the DigiCert? High Assurance CA-3 intermediate CA, needed for validation of the Facebook XMPP interface's certificate.
В· Removed the QQ protocol plugin. It hasn't worked in a long time and isn't being maintained, therefore we no longer want it.
В· Duplicate code cleanup.
В· Voice/Video call window adapts correctly to adding or removing streams on the fly.
В· Don't cancel an ongoing call when rejecting the addition of a stream to the existing call.
В· Pidgin plugins can now override tab completion and detect clicks on usernames in the chat userlist.
В· Fix the tooltip being destroyed when it is full of information and cover the mouse (dliang)
В· media: Allow obtaining active local and remote candidates.
В· media: Allow getting/setting video capabilities.
В· Simple Silence Suppression is optional per-account.
В· Fix purple-url-handler being ...
System Requirements:В· GTK
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall