2.14.4 Released!

Notice for Windows users: We are aware of an issue with the installer failing to download the dictionaries used for spellchecking. We are currently working on a fix and hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.

Another minor version of Pidgin has been released, 2.14.4. It has been many years since we were able to get three releases out to our users in such a short amount of time (less than a month!), something that we are certainly very happy to see and hope you are as well.

The complete changelog for this release is the following:


  • Use LT_LIB_M to find the math library. This should simplify things for various distros including the BSD’s. (Review 608) (and, Justin Lechner)


  • Removed a dangling reference to oscar that was causing the unit tests to fail. (Review 605) (Gary Kramlich)
  • Update purple-remote and purple-url-handler to have a Python 3 shebang. (Review 609) (Richard Laager)


  • Install our AppData file into the $prefix/share/metainfo. (Review 607) (Lars Wendler)
  • Re-enable the Gevolution plugin and set the evolution-data-server requirement to >= 3.6. (Review 610) (Ed Catmur, Lars Wendler)

Windows-Specific Changes:

  • Output pkg-config files so that our Windows builds can be seen by meson. Grim owes a blog post on how this works. (Review 615) (Gary Kramlich)
  • Update the debug symbols download in the installer to the inetc plugin. (Review 627) (Gary Kramlich)
  • Make sure the uninstaller removes all files that we install. (Review 612) (Gary Kramlich)

You can find 2.14.4 on SourceForge.

We hope everyone enjoys this release and the fixes it brings. Remember that if you have any questions or comments we have a variety of channels where you can reach out to us.

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