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Pidgin 2.7 Released With New Features [How To Install In Ubuntu]

By on May 15th, 2010 
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Although both Ubuntu and Fedora replaced Pidgin with Empathy, the Pidgin developers have been hard at work and has released a new version of Pidgin - Pidgin 2.7.

This version of Pidgin brings  a lot of new features and improvement:

  • Added support for IPv6 for Bonjour
  • Support sending and receiving HTML-formatted messages for ICQ
  • Use the proper URL for "View web profile" link for ICQ buddies
  • Support file transfer thumbnails (previews) for images in MSN
  • Use G!tkStatusIcon for the docklet, providing better integration in notification area
  • Added UI for sending attentions (buzz, nudge) on supporting protocols
  • Added a menu set mood globally for all mood-supporting accounts

You can view the complete changelog here.

Currently it is not available in the Pidgin-Developers-PPA for Ubutnu yet. However, you can install it from Andrea Piccinelli's PPA (only Karmic and Lucid). To do it open the terminal and execute the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:frasten/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin

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Pidgin 2.7 Released With New Features [How To Install In Ubuntu] was originally published on Digitizor.com on May 15, 2010 - 8:59 pm (Indian Standard Time)