Ubuntu-LB Pidgin 2.5.0 With MSNP15 Is Out

Dani Soufi danisoufi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 10:50:59 BST 2008


My pleasure.

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Bassem JARKAS <jarkas at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm using it now, and it's great.
> Thank you Dani.
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Dani Soufi <danisoufi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Yeah you could wait till the new Ubuntu release of "Intrepid", or just add
>> a port to your sources.list and get the new Pidgin Ubuntu package provided
>> by Ubuntu.
>>
>> Who are the first to follow with this post, here is a quick how to:
>> Add PPA to your "sources.list" file and get directly the officially Ubuntu
>> made package provided by Pidgin Developers. Go to
>> https://launchpad.net/~pidgin-developers/+archive<https://launchpad.net/%7Epidgin-developers/+archive>for what you should add in your "sources.list". Then reload your list and
>> upgrade.
>>
>> Enjoy.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Jocelyn <jhabib at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> so we wait i am not in a hurry , i stopped using msn long time a go :D
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:14 AM, Dani Soufi <danisoufi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear Jocelyn,
>>>> Installing debian packages from getdeb.net aren't reliable and risky.
>>>> Those packages are greated by users, could have a lot of failures that could
>>>> lead to system crash. I once had experienced that. So I don't recommend it.
>>>> It's better to build from source then to get it from that site or just wait
>>>> the official ubuntu package.
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Dani
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:11 AM, Jocelyn <jhabib at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> http://www.getdeb.net
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Dani Soufi <danisoufi at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> 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,
>>>>>> Dani
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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>>>>>>>
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