Some days ago, I couldn’t even sign in my Yahoo account in Pidgin. At that time, I guessed that having some problems and was waiting for upgrade version of Pidgin. Finally, the new version 2.5.7 has been released on 20th June wih new bug fix.
- Yahoo Protocol 16 support, including new HTTPS login method; this should fix a number of login problems that have recently cropped up. (Sulabh Mahajan, Mike “Maiku” Ruprecht)
- Only display the AIM “Unable to Retrieve Buddy List” message once per connection. (Rob Taft)
- Blocking MSN users not on your buddy list no longer disconnects you.
- When performing operations on MSN, assume users are on the MSN/Passport network if we don’t get network ID’s for them.
In my option, I always want to get newest packages from their repositories instead of default Ubuntu’s repositories, so we need to update PPA.
Step 1: Setup PPA
To setup the PPA, copy-and-paste these commands into a terminal:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \ 67265eb522bdd6b1c69e66ed7fb8bee0a1f196a8
echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \ `lsb_release --short --codename` main | \ sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list
Step 2: Update pidgin
Update repositories by typing command:
sudo apt-get update
Now you will be able to get new Pidgin version.
Have fun and enjoy your Pidgin messenger.
Please have a look at http://www.pidgin.im for more information.