Great news . Pidgin 2.6.1 came out – this now means that I no longer will be forced to use proprietary software for audio chat.
I have started testing it on my Arch linux system. I have to try compatibility between the following : Pidgin, GTalk client, empathy. So far the results using pidgin 2.6.1 are :
Pidgin test results
Remarks : So far , only GTalk has been tested. Accepting calls initiated by GTalk doesnt work with pidgin. I cannot start my video while on an audio call with GTalk client.
I will update the rest of the columns as soon as I finish testing.