Have you heard? Pidgin 2.0.1 has just been released two hours ago (as of the time of writing – 25 May 2007 20:10 GMT). This release fixed various bugs, where 112 tickets were closed. Go here to see the Milestone page and here to download Pidgin.
However my most waited enhancement is not in this release. Maybe some day.
I shall be building and testing my version of Pidgin Portable soon.