Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: Jabber/XMPP, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, 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 2.14.5 release notes:
Notice for Windows users – We are aware of an issue with the installer failing to download the dictionaries used for spellchecking. We are currently working on a fix and hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.
Updated our bundled certificates to the latest version from Mozilla. (Review 722) (PIDGIN-17535) (Gary Kramlich)
Made the project scan-build clean.
Fixed some of Gary’s scan-build fixes that were a bit verbose. (Review 715) (Elliott Sales de Andrade)
Disabled UPnP and NAT-PMP by default for new user. (Review 706) (Gary Kramlich)
- Changed the default server to irc.libera.chat. (Review 675) (Gary Kramlich)
Windows Specific Changes
- Fixed the installer not running when Mandatory ASLR was turned on. (Review 721) (PIDGIN-17524) (Gary Kramlich)