Hi folks! We’ve released a 1.3.4 beta, available at the beta page.
This is a small bugfix release, which includes a newer version of libpurple’s 2.5.5 release, as well as a newer version of pidgin-facebookchat, the plugin which powers our Facebook chat. Pidgin-facebookchat 1.50 includes the fix for the bandwidth drain found in previous versions of the plugin.
Test it out, let us know how it goes! And yes, 1.4 is getting closer and closer; patience.