Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1470685
Last modified: 2017-10-10 09:46:21 EDT
Pidgin upstream has removed support for MySpace because it doesn't work anymore. See: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/www/src/tip/htdocs/ChangeLog?fileviewer=file-view-default
* Remove the Yahoo! protocol plugin. Yahoo has completely
reimplemented their protocol, so this version is no longer operable as
of August 5th, 2016:
A new protocol plugin has been written to support the new protocol.
It can be found here: https://github.com/EionRobb/funyahoo-plusplus
This also removes support for Yahoo! Japan. According to
http://messenger.yahoo.co.jp/ the service ended March 26th, 2014.
Let's do the same to reduce the total code surface exposed to security attacks.
There is https://github.com/EionRobb/funyahoo-plusplus that implements Yahoo's new protocol, but it apparently doesn't work. See:
Even if it did work, it would be a separate package, and we'd still have to disable the code inside pidgin itself.
I have built pidgin-2.10.11-6.el7: