Pidgin 2.5.8 released

Pidgin users have been facing several issues with Yahoo and MSN protocols in the recent times. The developers had released a new version that fixed some of those problems.They have fixed some more issues in the latest release.Pidgin 2.5.8 is now available as a free download.


o Fix misparsing a web message as an SMS message. (Yuriy Kaminskiy)
o Increase NS command history size to prevent crashes on buddy lists that have a lot of buddies on other networks like Yahoo!
• MySpace
o Accounts with empty buddy lists are now properly marked as connected.
o Fix receiving messages from users of MySpace IM’s web client.
• Yahoo
o Fixed phantom online buddies. They should now properly disappear when signing out.
o Fixed the crashes some users were seeing with in 2.5.7.
o Fixed compiling on systems with glib 2.4.x or older.
o Fixed an issue with file transfers. This may not resolve all issues, but it should resolve at least some of the most common ones.
o The pager server will automatically update to if the user empties the field or if it is This should ease the pain of transition to the new login method.
o Fix an incompatibility between Prosody and libpurple clients.

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