The msn-pecan module is working for Pidgin. But it required modifications and it is not at all stable. I think that it is time that the developers of Escargot absorb the msn-pecan module for Pidgin, rename it pidgin-escargot.
This module is not very stable, and needs to mature more.
I think that Escargot should do something Microsoft never would: Support Linux users having access. A Pidgin Escargot module should be well maintained, support all of Escargot’s features, be stable, and support things like Image and File Transfer.