I'm running Puppy 501 and downloaded Pidgin from the puppy download mgr. As it downloaded it said error downloading shared libraries. Launchpad-integration so.1. I check for missing dependencies and it shows none. So i opened the console and typed in Pidgin. I get the above message about the missing shared libraries.
New install of 13.1. Installed Pidgin 2.7.1, compiled for SSL per instructions here: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/FAQssl but still no love. Any attempt to connect to MSN returns "Unable to authenticate: Authentication Failure."
Last evening, May 12th, the Pidgin developers proudly presented the brand-new and improved Pidgin 2.7.0 multi-protocol, multi-platform, instant messenger client. The new version brings many fixes for the Yahoo! and Yahoo! Japan, AIM, XMPP, MSN, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu and Bonjour protocols, but also some very nice and interesting features (see below for detail...
I have been using ubuntu for almost a week. and i am impressed on how it seems to fulfills most of my computer needs better than windows. when i click the new message indicator (the envelope), and click chat, by default it opens empathy. personally i prefer pidgin, and i would like to make it open pidgin instead of empathy when i press chat.