Pidgin 2.6.2 has been released and one of the changelog entry that i'm interested in is about proxy setting. Up to 2.5.9 (the default version being used in Slackware 13.0), there is proxy support for Pidgin, making it unusable when being used behind a proxy. Unfortunately, my workstation at my campus is behind a proxy. That leaves me with no working Pidgin at my workstation.
With the release of 2.6.x, i was hoping that proxy support will be implemented and i started to see that in 2.6.2 by looking at this entry: Fix using GNOME proxy settings properly. (Erik van Pienbroek).
I will probably test it tomorrow when i started to work again. Let's hope it works