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Protocol plugin for Office 365/Lync/OCS / Release Notes: Recent posts

pidgin-sipe release 1.18.2

version 1.18.2 "Bug Fixes II" (2014-06-07)

  • Fixed [#255]: Crash when PersistentChat sends BYE instead of response (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#248]: Remove libpurple SSL configure check (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#245]: "Unable to resolve DNS SRV record" error when joining conference (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#241]: Adium filters ":" from "sip:" (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#210]: Conference call ends with error message (for real this time, Jakub Adam)
  • ews: extract settings also from type EXPR (Stefan Becker)
  • ucs: honor user specified email URL (Stefan Becker)
  • adium: fix compilation on OS X 10.7 (Stefan Becker)
  • updated Transifex URLs (Stefan Becker)
  • updated translations: Hindi (hi), Telugu (te)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2014-06-07

pidgin-sipe release 1.18.1

version 1.18.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2014-04-12)

  • Fixed [#238]: False "not delivered" in conference (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#237]: HTML escaping not removed from URL (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#210]: Conference call ends with error message (Jakub Adam)
  • fix endless loop with failed HTTP Basic authentication (Stefan Becker)
  • fix crash when gstreamer nice plugin is missing (Stefan Becker, Jakub Adam)
  • fix EWS autodiscover for some Office 365 users (Stefan Becker)
  • purple: fix missing "Copy to" in buddy menu (Stefan Becker)
  • purple/adium: ignore empty search values (Stefan Becker)
  • adium: fix group chat UI (Stefan Becker)
  • adium: implement BEAST mitigations for 10.8.5 (Michael Lamb)
  • add indication when user is connected from a mobile device (Harris Kauffman)
  • updated translations: Chinese (zh_CN), Portuguese (pt)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2014-04-12

pidgin-sipe release 1.18.0

version 1.18.0 "Adium, GSS-NTLMSSP & OpenSSL" (2014-01-11)

  • Feature [#71]: Add support for EWS Autodiscover redirection (Stefan Becker)
  • Feature [#69]: Add UI support for (group) chats (Michael Lamb)
    • NOTE: Adium does not have an UI to fetch the room list
  • Feature [#64]: Add support for GSS-NTLMSSP (Stefan Becker)
    • sip-sec-krb5.c module has been renamed to sip-sec-gssapi.c
    • if gssapi/gssapi_ntlmssp.h is detected then sip-sec-ntlm.c will be disabled and NTLM will be handled by sip-sec-gssapi.c instead
    • NOTE: at the time of this writing the user has to set up GSS-NTLMSSP by hand on his system, i.e. /etc/gss/mech
  • Fixed [#227]: Adium client doesn't save email option settings (Harris P. Kauffman)
  • Fixed [#216]: SIPE stops working on Mavericks (Stefan Becker, Michael Lamb)
    • add an UI option to disable SSL BEAST mitigations
    • NOTE: requires Adium 1.5.10
  • Fixed [#197]: Account stays in connecting stage (Harris P. Kauffman)
  • cleanup for sip-sec Kerberos & SSPI modules (Stefan Becker)
    • replace old TGT hack with gss_acquire_cred_with_password()
    • clean up Kerberos detection in configure
    • remove special case handling; code is more straight-forward now
    • thanks to David Woodhouse and Simo Sorce for the GSSAPI information
  • implement internal keepalive handling (Stefan Becker)
  • implement crypto backend based on OpenSSL (Stefan Becker)
  • adium: Xcode project files update (Michael Lamb)
  • adium: replace NSS crypto backend with OpenSSL (Stefan Becker)
    • NOTE: please make sure to read the updated build instructions!
Posted by Stefan Becker 2014-01-11

pidgin-sipe release 1.17.3

version 1.17.3 "Bug Fixes III" (2013-12-11)

  • Fixed [#225]: HTTP re-authentication with NTLM fails (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#222]: SIPE crashes when groupchat session expires (Stefan Becker)
  • fix UCS Persona key extraction (Stefan Becker)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-12-11

pidgin-sipe release 1.17.2

version 1.17.2 "Bug Fixes II" (2013-11-30)

  • Fixed [#214]: Typing notification does not always work (Stefan Becker)
    • reverted one change which caused problems for some users
  • Fixed [#222]: SIPE crashes when groupchat session expires (Stefan Becker)
  • updated translations: Romanian (ro)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-11-30

pidgin-sipe release 1.17.1

version 1.17.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2013-11-16)

  • Fixed [#215]: Password not entity encoded in WSSE element (Stefan Becker
  • Fixed [#214]: Typing notification does not always work (Stefan Becker)
  • accept alternatives for webticket timestamp/keydata (Stefan Becker)
  • adium: add "don't publish calendar" to account UI (Stefan Becker)
  • contrib: add SSL BEAST mitigation patch for Adium (Stefan Becker)
  • updated translations: French (fr)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-11-16

pidgin-sipe release 1.17.0

version 1.17.0 "Lync 2013" (2013-09-21)

  • Feature [#62]: Support for Lync 2013 Unified Contact Store (Stefan Becker)
  • Feature [#59]: Support for Lync 2013 Persistent Chats (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#211]: Status "away" or "busy" incorrectly mapped to "Invisible" (Michael Lamb)
  • Fixed [#209]: group chat doesn't like HTML (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#200]: OCS archiving system blocks audio/video connection (Jakub Adam)
  • Fixed [#187]: Duplicate messages in group chat (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#184]: Duplicate users showing in Group Chat (Stefan Becker)
  • fix EWS autodiscover for Office 365 (Stefan Becker)
  • add support for group chat history (Stefan Becker)
  • add support for buddy photos on Lync 2013 (Stefan Becker)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-09-21

pidgin-sipe release 1.16.1

version 1.16.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2013-07-13)

  • Feature [#66]: Windows DLL version information (Stefan Becker)
  • fix call failure when host has multiple IP addresses (Jakub Adam)
  • fix buddy list handling after moving to Lync 2013 (Stefan Becker)
    • Lync 2013 migrates buddy list to Unified Contact Store (UCS)
    • NOTE: modifying the buddy list is NOT supported yet!
  • crash fixes for new HTTP stack (Stefan Becker)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-07-13

pidgin-sipe release 1.16.0

version 1.16.0 "HTTP Rewrite & Subscription Fixes" (2013-06-14)

  • Feature [#58]: Implement Digest authentication scheme for SIP Proxy Authentication (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#196]: Useragent value not forwarded to core (Michael Lamb)
  • Fixed [#193]: Pidgin Status changes stop working (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#186]: Users appear offline when they are not (Stefan Becker)
  • fix kinit-less use case with krb5 >= 1.11 (Stefan Becker)
  • rewritten HTTP stack from scratch (Stefan Becker)
    • cleaner, layered and hopefully less error-prone implementation
    • HTTP stack internals no longer exposed to user code
    • reduced network traffic and less SSL handshakes by utilizing HTTP/1.1
      connection keep alive for multiple HTTP requests to the same host
  • switch purple backend to deferred destruction approach (Stefan Becker)
    • Pidgin should no longer crash at connection close, even in corner cases
  • add menu entry to make a call with a phone number (Jakub Adam)
  • some progress on telepathy backend (Stefan Becker)
    • add TLS certificate accept/reject user interaction
    • add "Single Sign-On" & "Don't Publish Calendar" account options
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-06-14

pidgin-sipe release 1.15.1 -- Bug Fixes I

version 1.15.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2013-04-07)

  • NOTE: SIPE SourceForge project got updated. Because of this all bug and feature request numbers have changed.
  • Fixed [#190]: SIP 407 response rejected with invalid message signature (Stefan Becker)
  • Fixed [#189]: Adium SIPE plugin vs. libpurple linking issues (Michal Lamb)
  • fixed free-after-use issue that caused crashes for some users (Stefan Becker)
  • fixed broken NTLM fallback in Negotiate (Stefan Becker)
  • fixed subscriptions expiration by subscribing again after re-authentication (Stefan Becker)
  • allow different user name and login for Office 365 authentication (Stefan Becker)
  • add SIPE version & git commit ID to debug log (Stefan Becker)
  • added valgrind log analyzer script (Stefan Becker)
  • added NTLM message anaylzer (Stefan Becker)
  • updated translations: Hungarion (hu), Romanian (ro)
  • updated Adium port (Michael Lamb, Harris P. Kauffman)
Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-04-07

pidgin-sipe release 1.15.0

version 1.15.0 "Authentication & Autodiscovery Update" (2013-03-09)
- Feature #3578135: Support Kerberos for HTTP(S) authentication w/o SSPI (Stefan Becker)
* effective for all platforms that support --with-krb5
* this triggered a series of cleanup & simplification changes and
functionality & memory leak fixes in the sip-sec modules
* special thanks to Jarek Polok for the logs and testing
- Feature #3594094: Add HTTPS to autodiscover probe (Stefan Becker)
- Feature #3607040: Simple button to disable calendar integration (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3603228: Crash on 1.14.1 when connecting to server (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3604671: sip uri with apostrophe is not valid (Stefan Becker)
- fixed HTTP redirect crash (Stefan Becker)
- unified Single Sign-On handling in all places (Stefan Becker)
* if SSO is enabled then "Login" & "Password" settings are ignored
* SSO is now off by default for new accounts
* NOTE: if you do *NOT* use SSO, then be sure to disable it in the
"Advanced" tab of the account settings after updating!
- added implementation for HTTP "WWW-Authenticate: Negotiate" scheme (Stefan Becker)
* effective for all platforms that support --with-krb5
* it will try Kerberos first, then fall back to NTLM
* valid Kerberos Single Sign-On setup will be detected automatically
* setup for a mixed Kerberos/NTLM HTTP environment:
- login name: DOMAIN\account
- password: domain password
- authentication: Kerberos
- Single Sign-On: OFF(!) (see above)
- enabled TLS-DSK support in Windows SSPI version
- TLS-DSK: don't ask for password if SSPI or Kerberos are compiled in
- Farstream 0.1.1 compatibility fix (Jakub Adam)
- support conf:sip: meeting URIs (Jakub Adam)
- updated Adium port (Michael Lamb)

Posted by Stefan Becker 2013-03-09

pidgin-sipe release 1.14.1 -- Bug Fixes I

version 1.14.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2012-12-26)
- Feature #3578132: Kerberos configuration should be passwordless (Stefan Becker)
* purple: non Single Sign-on users are asked for the password again
- bug & memory leak fixes in sipe-buddy.c (Jakub Adam)

Posted by Stefan Becker 2012-12-26

pidgin-sipe release 1.14.0

version 1.14.0 "Buddy photo & ADFS support, Web Ticket Optimizations" (2012-12-16)
- Feature #3585364: Add support for Web Ticket authentication using ADFS (Stefan Becker)
* special thanks to user bhakta79 for the hard work taking logs
- Feature #3578132: Kerberos configuration should be passwordless (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3580212: Connection drops after a few hours (Stefan Becker)
- add support for buddy photos (Jakub Adam)
- add support for call to Audio Test Service (Jakub Adam)
- initial implementation for telepathy backend (Stefan Becker)
* nothing much to see for end users yet...
- reduce Web Ticket traffic by queueing requests & caching tickets (Stefan Becker)
- update OBS packaging information for Debian (Stefan Becker)
- various minor bug & build fixes

Posted by Stefan Becker 2012-12-16

pidgin-sipe release 1.13.3 -- Bug Fixes III

version 1.13.3 "Bug Fixes III" (2012-08-19)
- Fixed #3537084: OpenBSD build issue (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3543294: Support Lync 2010 meet URLs (Jakub Adam)
- revert to legacy MSOC protocol on Lync FT invitation (Jakub Adam)
- fix broken busy->available status switch (Stefan Becker)
- updated translations: Portuguese (pt)

Posted by Stefan Becker 2012-08-19

pidgin-sipe release 1.13.2 -- Bug Fixes II

version 1.13.2 "Bug Fixes II" (2012-06-10)
- tls: fix buffer overrun (Oleksandr Hryshchuk, Stefan Becker)
- win32: fix TCP connections (Stefan Becker)
- nsis: fix broken locale installation (Stefan Becker)
- updated translations: French (fr)
- various build fixes (Stefan Becker, Jakub Adam)

Posted by Stefan Becker 2012-06-10

pidgin-sipe release 1.13.1 -- Bug Fixes I

version 1.13.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2012-04-09)
- detect incompatible encryption level with Lync (Jakub Adam)
- purple: add URI validity check to Add Buddy callback (Stefan Becker)
- new translations: Romanian (ro), Turkish (tr)
- various build fixes (Stefan Becker)

Posted by Stefan Becker 2012-04-09

pidgin-sipe release 1.13.0 -- Lync & Office36

version 1.13.0 "Lync & Office365" (2012-03-14)
- added [MS-SIPAE] TLS-DSK authentication scheme (Stefan Becker)
* TLS-DSK has been introduced in Lync
* mandatory for Office365 accounts
* also works for non-public Lync installations
* does not work yet with SSPI on Windows
- added [MS-DLX] based Get Info/Contact Search (Stefan Becker)
* [MS-PRES] SIP-Based Active Directory Search is disabled in Lync
- added experimental media TCP transport (Jakub Adam)
- make it compile against the latest purple 3.0.x API (Stefan Becker)
- make it compile against the latest glib2 2.31.x API (Stefan Becker)
- completed cleanup: core no longer requires libpurple (Stefan Becker)
- refactored crypto code, ie. NSS can replaced if necessary (Stefan Becker)
- sipe-domino.c is no longer built under UNIX to remove dead code (Stefan Becker)
- restricted XXX_CFLAGS to modules that need them (Stefan Becker)
- NSS is now a mandatory build requirement (Stefan Becker)
- decoupled SSPI from HAVE_LIBKRB5 flag. New flag is HAVE_SSPI (Stefan Becker)
- OBS mingw packages now use SSPI instead of NTLM (Stefan Becker)
- added NSIS package generation to OBS mingw packages (Stefan Becker)
- removed kopete backend. KDE is moving to telepathy (Stefan Becker)
- added MinGW cross-compilation on Linux instructions (Stefan Becker)

Posted by Stefan Becker 2012-03-14

Pidgin-SIPE 1.12.0 release

version 1.12.0 "Group Chat" (2011-08-29)
- Feature #3064877: Add support for OCS2007R2 Group Chat (Stefan Becker)
- Feature #3311026: Support for HTTP/1.1 Transfer-Encoding: chunked (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #2834758: First NTLM signature check after startup fails (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3082602: Crash on Autodiscover (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3090663: Re-authentication fails (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3092324: Core dump in "make check" (psfales)
- Fixed #3130915: Failed to authenticate to server (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3148124: sipe segfaults during login on Solaris (Jakub Adam)
- Fixed #3150482: "configure --with-vv" test uses wrong include (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3156430: Messages not Delivered (rwinchsf, Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3161273: Lost Connection Gives No Error Message (rwinchsf, Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3198585: Extra line breaks (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3267073: False "could not be delivered" errors (sort of..., Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3399007: Crash when sipe_cal_working_hours->days_of_week is NULL (Stefan Becker)
- Patch #3091490: Make 1.11.0 Compile on FreeBSD (jprather)
- Patch #3108246: Patch for better windows installer (archrival, galiven)
- add random Ms-Conversation-ID to INVITE (Jakub Adam)
- fix parsing of P-Asserted-Identity header (Jakub Adam)
- added MS TURN support (Jakub Adam)
- fix crash on zero length password in NTLM (Vladimir Ushakov)
- implement timeouts for SIP request. Used for REGISTER (Stefan Becker)
- more work on Voice & Video call support (Jakub Adam)
- make it compile against the purple 2.8.x & 3.0.x APIs (Stefan Becker)
- more internal changes to prepare for non-purple backends (Stefan Becker)
- added integration for transifex.net update (Stefan Becker)
- configure improvements for 64-bit: use libdir, gsize/size_t compatibility (Stefan Becker)
- update compiler warnings configuration for all build platforms (Stefan Becker)
- updated Adium port (Matthew Duggan)
- mingw build updates (Harris P. Kauffman, Stefan Becker)
- added miranda port (Jochen De Smet)
- added mingw to OpenSUSE Build Service configuration (Stefan Becker)

Posted by FixXxeR 2011-08-29

Pidgin-SIPE 1.11.2 release

version 1.11.2 "Hot fixes II" (2010-11-02)
- Revert "mingw: add missing purple-notify.c to build" (Anibal Avelar)
- Sipe-sign: fix parsing of P-Asserted-Identity header (Jakub Adam)
- Fixed memory leaks (Stefan Becker)
- Fix #3090663: Re-authentication fails (Stefan Becker)
- Fix #3090663: Re-authentication fails (2nd attempt) (Stefan Becker)
- Fix #3090663: Re-authentication fails (3rd attempt) (Stefan Becker)
- Fix #3090663: Re-authentication fails (4th attempt) (Stefan Becker)
- Apply patch #3091490: Make 1.11.0 Compile on FreeBSD (jprather)
- Fix #3092324: Core dump in "make check" (Stefan Becker)

Posted by FixXxeR 2010-11-03

Pidgin-SIPE 1.11.1 release

version 1.11.1 "Hot fixes" (2010-10-24)
- mingw: add missing purple-notify.c to build (Stefan Becker)
- Fix for bug #2834758: First NTLM signature check after startup fails
- purple: fix memory leak in sipe_backend_transport_connect() error path
- Fix for bug #3082602: Crash on Autodiscover (Stefan Becker)
- configure: use libdir & datadir instead of prefix + path (Stefan Becker)
- configure: update 32-bit vs. 64-bit header conflict test (Stefan Becker)
- debian: build stability fix in post-install (Stefan Becker)

Posted by FixXxeR 2010-10-25

Pidgin-SIPE 1.11.0 release

version 1.11.0 "Lotus Domino/Calendar & Voice Call" (2010-10-04)
- Feature #2859239: Voice call support (Jakub Adam)
* requires updated versions of libnice, farsight & pidgin
* only unencrypted calls as SRTP support is missing in farsight
- Feature #2945346: Lotus Notes/Domino Calendar integration (pier11):
* Sipe can now retrieve calendar data (Meeting schedule/subject/
location) from a web-enabled Lotus Domino server and publish it to
OCS2007/LCS2005 as availability information.
* Example: "Calendar: Currently Busy. Free at 11:30".
* Team members (contacts with access level Team) will be able to see
information about our current meeting (subject & location) (OCS2007).
* First calendar update is scheduled 1 minute after connect,
* Subsequent calendar updates happen in 30 minute intervals.
* Manual calendar update can be triggered using the following menu:
Accounts->{SIPE_ACCOUNT}->"Republish Calendar"
* Though Domino integration can work without any additional settings
in account configuration (on Windows), there are options to manually
provide Domino Services URL and email address/password if it's
different from SIP URI/Password settings on Basic tab.
- Fixed #2971422: idle check for OCS2005 presence case (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #2982424: krb5 build errors on FreeBSD (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #2997639: pidgin crash after accepting cert (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3001523: Cancelling a long pending file transfer crashes Pidgin (Jakub Adam)
- Fixed #3002993: Group Name issues with ampersand (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3029228: Calendar published at/with incorrect time (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #3029929: Crash with outlook 2k3 Calendar (Stefan Becker)
- Fix logout from OCS (Jakub Adam)
- Implement workaround for buddy list menu memory leaks (Stefan Becker)
- Dropped UDP transport support (Stefan Becker)
- Rewrote TCP & TLS transport support (Stefan Becker)
- HTTP improvements: GET, cookies (pier11)
- Alternative crypt/digest implementation based on NSS (pier11)
- Rewrote message debug log and implemented an analyzer script for it (Stefan Becker)
- More internal changes to prepare for non-purple backends (Stefan Becker)
- New translation: Dutch (Flemish) 'nl' (fieona, ridiekel)
- New translation: Swedish 'sv' (Rijad)
- Added translations 'ar' 'hu' 'ja' 'ko' 'sv' 'zh_TW' submitted by Novell
- New build option: nss/mozilla-nss/microb-engine-nss for non-purple backends
- Add build option for kopete backend (Stefan Becker)
- mingw build using standard approach, i.e. with auto* tools. (pier11)
- Updated Adium port (Emanuele Zattin)

Posted by FixXxeR 2010-10-04

Pidgin-SIPE 1.10.1 release

version 1.10.1 "Bugfix release" (2010-06-27)
- Fix broken sipe_ht_equals_nick(); the broken code has been in the 1.10.0 release. As it affects the buddy list it could be the root cause for some of the "buddy appears offline" reports. (Stefan Becker)
- Make it compile against the final purple 2.7.0 API; (Stefan Becker)

Posted by FixXxeR 2010-06-28

Novell contribution to SIPE

Novell has made a translation contribution to SIPE project in a course of preparing SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) group of products.
Several language translations have been reviewed and many more added.

SIPE shares the same goal with Novell - to bring open source interoperable solutions to enterprise arena - and thus very pleased of cooperation.

SIPE project thanks Novell for valuable contribution.

Posted by pier eleven 2010-05-26

Pidgin-SIPE 1.10.0 release

version 1.10.0 "Access Levels" (2010-04-04)
- Feature #2823160: Access Levels (2007+ environment). The functionality is available through contact's context menu "Access level" and also presented on contact's tooltip. Current individual access level is marked with star (*), current group access level is marked with equals sign (=). (pier11)
- Feature #2957811: add support for "automaton" class (Stefan Becker)
- Feature #2972823: fail on in-line variable declarations (Stefan Becker)
- Fixed #2971422: handle OCS 2005 idiosyncrasy of varying SIP URI case (pier11)
- Fixed publication/"409 Conflict" endless looping (Stefan Becker, pier11)
- Prepare for Pidgin 2.7.0 (Stefan Becker, pier11)
- Windows build updated to gtk+2.14, gettext 0.17, libxml2 2.7.4, gcc 4.4 (pier11)
- Added SVG icon artwork (Jakub 'jimmac' Steiner)
- Many changes to configure script. Be sure to look at "configure --help"! (Stefan Becker)
- Many internal changes to prepare for non-purple backends (Stefan Becker)
- New build requirements: libxml2, glib-2.0 >= 2.12.0
- New build option: gmime-2.4 >= 2.4.16 or gmime-2.6 >= 2.5.2 for non-purple backends... read more

Posted by FixXxeR 2010-04-04

50,000 Downloads of SIPE

SIPE has achieved 50,000 downloads both according Sourceforge's Files section statistics and Develop->Statistics(All Time)/Downloads(Sum).
For that Pidgin's plugin page was updated to reflect it.
In fact we are most downloadable Pidgin-related project on the Sourceforge apart from Pidgin. And we have even better customer satisfaction rating 98% than Pidgin itself :)
Congratulations to all of us!

Posted by pier eleven 2010-03-27