Friday, 21 May 2010

Coming soon, to a Pidgin near you...

Direct connections for MSN! What do I mean? Just take a look at the screenshot below.

What's that? You don't see it? Just take a look at how fast it's going. Yes, that's right; it's not a pitiful 10KiB/s, but about an order of magnitude faster.

It all started with this little patch on trac. But it required a lot of work to get it going. I must have made at least 60 commits just fixing things and getting it to cooperate with aMSN and the official client. I think it should be good now, but you can always disable it in the Account options. It even makes buddy icon and custom emoticon loading faster.

Anyway, I promised I would say something about 2.7.1, and here you go. Direct connections will be in 2.7.1. In fact, I'm just about to push all the revisions.

5 comments:

Tristan Labelle said...

Wooohoo! At long last! That was pretty much the last thing that made me grumpy when using Pidgin. Good job, and I'm eager to experience sane transfer speeds :)

offtopictech said...

Thanks for implementing this. I'm often getting files sent to me over MSN and have to wait so long for them!

triton said...

Thanks!!! ;)

Milos said...

It doesn't work Pidgin to Pidgin, still having 4 KB/s transfers. :(

soleil vert said...

will it work? I'm still at 4-5 ><