The open source pidgin instant messenger client, is out with a new update fixing at least one security issue as well as an interesting emoticon/smiley issue.
Pidgin 2.7.9 has a security fix for what the changelog refers to as, “a crash when receiving short packets related to P2Pv2. (CVE ID pending).”
Aside from that there is a quirky bug fix, for an issue that I personally have never experience in all my years of using pidgin.
“When a conversation has reached the maximum limit on the number of
smileys, display the text representation of the smiley properly when it
contains HTML-escapable characters (e.g. “<3” was previously
displayed as “<3″),” the changelog states.
That’s right, apparently there is a maximum number of smileys that you can have in an IM window — Who knew?
Not me 🙂
But it is good to know that if for whatever reason you feel the insatiable need to totally saturate an IM window with a hundred smileys — you can.