Yes, you read correctly. We finally quit being lazy and released a new Purple Plugin Pack. Ironically, this comes barely after our Debian packager uploaded a build of version 2.2.0 (our last release) for inclusion in unstable (cue evil laughter here).
New in this release is the inclusion of Andrew Pangborn's Enhanced History plugin that replaces the stock History plugin by adding several excellent features useful for the obsessive-compulsive who close their IM windows as often as possible. It is, of course, also immensely useful for the more normal people among us. :)
I also ripped out a plugin I never should have included in the first place--the broadcast plugin. Never again will it see the light of day.
The biggest thing in the release though is the major bugs we've fixed. We've been plagued with build system bugs that I couldn't fix. Gary finally got around to fixing them, so hopefully never again will we hear people having trouble because they have to build all the plugins all the time. We also fixed several plugin bugs, including the crash in the xchat-chats plugin that Pidgin 2.4.0 caused.