Pidgin 2.7.11 has been released, this is a maintenance release that includes a variety of bug fixes and updates. Some of the bugs that has been fixed in this version,we list: MSN: Fix bug that prevented added buddies to your buddy list in certain circumstances, Fix embedding in the system tray on older GTK+ releases (such as on CentOS 5.5 and older Fedora). Fix some instances of file transfers never completing.
For more information about this version please check the changelog.
Install Pidgin via PPA in Ubuntu and LinuxMint:
Actually the default Pidgin PPA still not updated yet, you can use instead the one bellow.
For installation open terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/pidgin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin