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Pidgin 2.1.1 .deb released for Ubuntu Feisty

Posted by chantra on August 21st, 2007

The pidgin team has just released pidgin 2.1.1.
People using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn can install it from Debuntu .deb repository

Pidgin 2.1.1 was released on the 08/20/2007 and here is the slogan:

2.1.1 has landed! We've got a new smiley set and we've further cleaned up the conversation window. Let us know what you think!

Here is the changelog for this release:

version 2.1.1 (08/20/2007):
Yahoo:
* Added an account action to open your inbox in the yahoo prpl.
* Added support for Unicode status messages in Yahoo.
* Server-stored aliases for Yahoo. (John Moody)
* Fixed support for Yahoo! doodling.
* Limited support for MSN Messenger contacts

Bonjour:
* Bonjour plugin uses native Avahi instead of Howl
* Bonjour plugin supports Buddy Icons

XMPP:
* Only report conversation close when 'send typing notifications'
preference is turned on (Bob Rossi)

Pidgin:
* Show current outgoing conversation formatting on the font label on
the toolbar
* Slim new redesign of conversation tabs to maximize number of
conversations that can fit in a window
* Tab bar is not visible when only one conversation is open. You can
drag and drop conversations from the infopane.
* Moved "Reset Formatting" toolbar button to Font menu.
* Double click on the infopane to alias buddies and set topics
on chats
* New smiley style
version 2.1.1 (08/20/2007):
Yahoo:
* Added an account action to open your inbox in the yahoo prpl.
* Added support for Unicode status messages in Yahoo.
* Server-stored aliases for Yahoo. (John Moody)
* Fixed support for Yahoo! doodling.
* Limited support for MSN Messenger contacts

Bonjour:
* Bonjour plugin uses native Avahi instead of Howl
* Bonjour plugin supports Buddy Icons

XMPP:
* Only report conversation close when 'send typing notifications'
preference is turned on (Bob Rossi)

Pidgin:
* Show current outgoing conversation formatting on the font label on
the toolbar
* Slim new redesign of conversation tabs to maximize number of
conversations that can fit in a window
* Tab bar is not visible when only one conversation is open. You can
drag and drop conversations from the infopane.
* Moved "Reset Formatting" toolbar button to Font menu.
* Double click on the infopane to alias buddies and set topics
on chats
* New smiley style

Finch:
* Sound support (Eric Polino)
Finch:
* Sound support (Eric Polino)

People running Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 can install this release from Debuntu .deb repository. Follow the instruction on that page and then:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pidgin

Enjoy!

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