Fedora 17 Update: pidgin-2.10.1-4.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-03-16 21:11:38

Name        : pidgin
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 2.10.1
Release     : 4.fc17
URL         : http://pidgin.im/
Summary     : A Gtk+ based multiprotocol instant messaging client
Description :
Pidgin allows you to talk to anyone using a variety of messaging
protocols including AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu,
ICQ, IRC, Novell Groupwise, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, Simple and
Zephyr.  These protocols are implemented using a modular, easy to
use design.  To use a protocol, just add an account using the
account editor.

Pidgin supports many common features of other clients, as well as many
unique features, such as perl scripting, TCL scripting and C plugins.

Pidgin is not affiliated with or endorsed by America Online, Inc.,
Microsoft Corporation, Yahoo! Inc., or ICQ Inc.

Update Information:

Latest release of Empathy.

The new call UI has finally landed. It uses Clutter and Farstream and so introduces a bunch of new dependencies. You'll need the soon-to-be-released telepathy-gabble 0.15.4 to use it. SIP is not yet usable with this new UI, a future release of telepathy-rakia should fix that soon. Regressions have to be expected so please make sure to include Empathy.Call logs when reporting bugs.

This release also stops using telepathy-butterfly and now relies on telepathy-haze to connect to MSN. Accounts should be automatically migrated with the next telepathy-mission-control release (5.11.0) (if telepathy-haze is installed). We recommend that distributions install it by default if they were previously installing telepathy-butterfly.

Empathy now relies on gnome-contacts to display contacts' details and link contacts together. If gnome-contacts is not installed, Empathy will suggest to install it using PackageKit. Distributions should consider adding a dependency on gnome-contacts.

The accounts assistant has been removed and its features integrated into the accounts dialog.

The debug window gained the ability to display the logs from all the components together and to upload them easily to pastebin.

  [ 1 ] Bug #797694 - Review Request: Farstream - Libraries for videoconferencing
  [ 2 ] Bug #755727 - Review Request: telepathy-farstream - Telepathy client library to handle Call channels

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pidgin' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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