Pidgin has released 2.2.0 version with some improvements they got from the last Google Summer of Code project. They have integrate them and it's on 2.2.0 tree right now. See the changes on their Changelog. I'm downloading it now and i will try it tomorrow. I just edit the SlackBuild script and then execute it to get the latest Pidgin version. Sweet. This is what i like about Slackware. It's all about simplicity.