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Pidgin 2.6.0--It's About Time

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"Voice and Video support - Thanks to Mike Ruprecht and his Summer of Code project from 2008, libpurple now has a voice and video framework that can be used to add these features to our protocol plugins. Currently we support these features only on XMPP, but Mike is working on other protocols as I write this and hopes to have more protocols at least partially supported soon. The dependencies are a bit of a mess for the uninitiated, but unfortunately that's unavoidable. I'm hoping most distributions will be able to catch up with this soon and make it completely effortless for users, but this is a headache even for some distributions. The biggest setback thus far is we're currently not able to support these features on Windows--but we're working on it! Please be patient!

"Theme support - Another Summer of Code project from 2008, this time by Justin Rodriguez, adds theming support to libpurple and Pidgin. This currently isn't very well documented at all, but themes are now supported for the buddy list, sounds, and status icons."

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