A new pidgin open source instant messaging client is now out.
The most noticable thing that regular Pidgin users (like myself) will notice is that MSN access has now beef fixed! An issue popped up four days ago which kept Pidgin users disconnected from their MSN friends. Pidging 2.7.6 fixes the ‘”Unable to validate certificate” error for omega.contacts.msn.com with new certificate authorities.
On the certificate front, Pidgin 2.7.6 also provides improved granularity for SSL on AIM as well.
“SSL option has been changed to a tri-state menu with choices for ‘Don’t Use
Encryption’, ‘Use Encryption if Available’, and ‘Require Encryption’, ” the pidgin 2.7.6 release notes state.