Pidgin is on a fast development track and just came out with their new version 2.4.1. There are several updates, such as:
Add support for setting buddy icons on Gadu-Gadu (Tomasz Salacinski) Fix incorrectly marking some Yahoo! contacts as blocked Increase XMPP ping timeout to 120 seconds, to prevent poor network connections from timing out unnecessarily. Fix for displaying channel & buddy names in conversation window when they have ‘&’ in them Some memory leak fixes, especially in the Text Replacement plugin Rectangular but non-square buddy icons have rounded corners in the buddy list.
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