Ubuntu-LB Pidgin 2.5.0 With MSNP15 Is Out

Dani Soufi danisoufi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 20:15:22 BST 2008

Dear All,
The problem was that Pidgin developers were waiting for Debian package to be
released, but I checked our Intrepid respiratory and found the newest Pidgin
there. I messaged Pidgin developers and they built the package. It's in
launchpad as I've already noted. Enjoy.

Best Regards,

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Bassem JARKAS <jarkas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Dani for the great news, but unfortunately there is no package
> build for ubuntu till now.
> So if you found it, please tell us.
> Thanks.
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 12:56 AM, Dani Soufi <danisoufi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Congratulations to all Pidgin users. Finally the MSN protocol support was
>> updated and finally officially released. Here are couple of changes for this
>> released that I got from Pidgin's change log:
>>    - *libpurple*
>>       - Ability to create custom smileys (currently only the MSN protocol
>>       utilizes the feature). (Thanks to Mauro Sérgio Ferreira Brasil, Marcus
>>       Lundblad, Jorge Villaseñor and other contributors)
>>       - Add a configure option, --with-system-ssl-certs to allow
>>       packagers to specify a system-wide SSL CA certificates directory. When set,
>>       we don't install our SSL CA certs, so it's important that the libpurple
>>       package depend on the CA certificates.
>>       - Add SSL Certificates support to the NSS SSL plugin. (Thanks to
>>       Lou Cipher)
>>    - *XMPP*
>>       - Fix a bug that caused the UI to not refresh and caused the client
>>       to use 99% CPU when an XMPP account lost its connection to the server.
>>       - Possibly fix a bug where some clients could get into a state
>>       where they moved a buddy back and forth between two groups in an endless
>>       loop.
>>    - *IRC*
>>       - /ctcp command (Vladislav Guberinić)
>>       - Allow for auto-detection of incoming UTF-8 formatted text on
>>       accounts which are configured to use some other encoding.
>>    - *MSN*
>>       - Update MSN support to protocol 15 (Elliott Sales de Andrade,
>>       Jorge Villaseñor, Mike Ruprecht, Carlos Silva, Ma Yuan, Daniel Ljungborg and
>>       others)
>>       - Personal messages are now supported. They are treated as status
>>       messages.
>>       - Offline IM is now supported.
>>       - Aliasing is now supported server-side.
>>       - Buddies are now emblemed. Bots and web clients should now be
>>       distinguished.
>>       - Update smiley set for non-faces.
>>       - Failing to update a buddy icon when the buddy has gone offline no
>>       longer crashes.
>>       - Custom smileys received in a chat no longer go to a new window.
>>       - Processing is no longer completely frozen after the servers block
>>       a message because it contains (what they consider) inappropriate text.
>>    - *Pidgin*
>>       - Custom buddy icons can now be added to and removed from buddy
>>       list entries via the buddy list entry right-click menu.
>>       - Resize large incoming custom smileys to a maximum of 96px on
>>       either side.
>>       - Offer to add new buddies into the same contact as existing
>>       buddies in the same group if the alias given is the same.
>>       - Minor smiley style update.
>>    - *General*
>>       - Group and Chat buddy list entries can now be given custom buddy
>>       icons.
>>    - *Finch*
>>       - Added "Invite..." menu to chats.
>>       - Added "View All Logs" menu in the buddylist to display a list of
>>       all IM logs.
>>       - Added '/msgcolor' command to change colors of different classes
>>       of messages in a conversation. See '/help msgcolor' for details.
>>       - Added tab-completion for commands in conversation windows.
>>    - *Windows-specific changes*
>>       - Don't install the GSSAPI SASL plugin on NT4 to avoid an error
>>       popup.
>>       - Use the Kerberos for Windows libraries installed on the system
>>       (if present) instead of including enough to load the plugin (Kfw still
>>       needed to be installed for it to actually work before this change).
>>       - Upgrade to Perl 5.10 (System Perl runtime must be upgraded for
>>       Perl plugins to continue to work).
>>       - Upgrade SILC to use the 1.1.7 toolkit
>> You could all download the source package and compile it by yourself OR
>> you could add PPA to your "sources.list" file and get directly the
>> officially Ubuntu made package provided by Pidgin Developers. Please check
>> https://launchpad.net/~pidgin-developers/+archive<https://launchpad.net/%7Epidgin-developers/+archive>for what you should add in your "sources.list", but make sure that you'd
>> check for the latest package version listed there in the list, because it
>> wasn't been added when I last time checked. But it should probably be in
>> couple of hours ready, "Hopefully".
>> Sincerely,
>> Dani
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