Testing the new Pidgin ( with google chat / video )

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

  Pidgin Empathy GTalk
Audio Yes Yes Yes
Video     No

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.