Pidgin 2.10.12 Has Been Released

As you may know, Pidgin is a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client, having support for popular chat services, including Y! Messenger, Steam Chat, Facebook Chat and Jabber.

The latest version available is Pidgin 2.10.12, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes.


  • purple-url-handler now works with Python 3.x
  • Fixed an issue where transient startup statuses could be deleted


  • The shout smile now matches the default theme


  • Updated internal libgadu to version 1.12.1.

Voice / Video:

  • GStreamer 1.0 support
  • Bump farstream02 requirement to 0.2.7
  • Other VV related changes required for the third-party SIPE plugin


  • Fix for AIM when using gateway proxies (like smarsh)


  • Don’t render smileys in the History plugin’s headers.

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install Pidgin on your Ubuntu system, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the pidgin package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pidgin

Optional, to remove pidgin, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove pidgin

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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One comment on “Pidgin 2.10.12 Has Been Released
  1. Magesh M says:


    Pidgin PPA dead : “ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa” i thing so because when i try to add its through below error.

    ERROR : ‘pidgin-developers’ user or team does not exist.

    Update your record according that.

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