[needs-upgrade] Pidgin 2.5.1

Bug #263612 reported by Exsecrabilus
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Stefan Lesicnik

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin


Despite Intrepid's feature freeze, I still think this is necessary for bug-fixes.

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Bart Verwilst (verwilst) wrote :

Was just about to report the same thing :)

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Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

As this i mainly a stability fix and also adds some security (SSL) and gnome integration i would like to see this in intrepid too.

Also the piding package doesn't affect any other package so there shouldn't be a problem

Changed in pidgin:
assignee: nobody → stefanlsd
status: New → In Progress
Hew (hew)
Changed in pidgin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Stefan Lesicnik (stefanlsd) wrote :

Attached is my diff.gz from Pidgin 2.5.0-0ubuntu2 to Pidgin 2.5.1-0ubuntu1.

This update potentially fixes: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/263293 (needs testing).

I realise we may want to wait for Debian experimental before updating this package. If anyone would like to test it, I have it available on my PPA.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/stefanlsd/ubuntu

Pidgin 2.5.1 changelog:

version 2.5.1 (08/30/2008):
        * In the Join/Part plugin, add the ability to apply the rules to
          buddies. By default, joins and parts for buddies are still shown.
        * Support SOCKS proxies specified in GNOME or Windows proxy settings.
        * Fix some possible crashes in MSNP15.
        * Enable a default SSL trust relationship for MSN servers.
        * Avoid disconnecting from XMPP servers on parse errors that are
        * Include some perl files that were mistakenly omitted in 2.5.0.

        * Prevent use of custom smilies without "shortcuts."
        * Fix a crash that could appear with AIM buddy tooltips.

        * General refresh of many icons in the interface.
        * Many cleanups to artwork source are now included in the distribution.
        * A new "throbber" animation has been added to indicate when accounts
          are connecting.

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Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

on your ppa i can only find 2.5.0-0ubuntu1.

i used
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/stefanlsd/ubuntu intrepid main.

SSL should fix the HTTP bug as it doesnt use HTTP anymore.

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Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

okay now i got an update for it.

thank you very much stefan!

Runs really flawlessly and to me seems more stable.

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Hew (hew) wrote :

Pidgin 2.5.1 is working for me as well. I didn't experience bugs with 2.5.0, but at least I can report no regressions in this new version.

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Exsecrabilus (exsecrabilus) wrote :

Was this package synced from Debian or specially built by the Ubuntu developers themselves?

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Stefan Lesicnik (stefanlsd) wrote :

2.5.0 was built by an Ubuntu developer for Intrepid. I see Debian now has 2.5.0 in experimental. I think the idea will always be to sync from Debian if they release 2.5.1.

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Hew (hew) wrote :

Pidgin 1:2.5.1-0ubuntu1 is now in Intrepid.

Changed in pidgin:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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