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Gaim 2.0.0 beta 1

Posted on Sunday, December 18 2005 @ 16:04:02 CET by LSDsmurf

Status System:
  • The code dealing with buddy and account status, away messages, away states, online/offline, etc has been completely rewritten. Huge thanks to Christian Hammond, Dave West, Daniel Atallah and Sadrul Habib Chowdhury.
  • Your status can now be set from inside the buddy list using the selector at the bottom of the window.
  • To see messages when a buddy signs on or off, goes away, or becomes idle, load the "Buddy State Notification" plugin
Buddy List:
  • Buddy icons are now shown in tooltips (Felipe Contreras)
  • Tooltips now contain additional information about a "Person" that contains multiple online buddies
  • Added a "Last Seen" field to buddy tooltips (Richard Laager)
  • Contacts will auto-expand when buddies are dragged around
  • If Gaim is exited with the buddy list hidden in the docklet, it will remain hidden when Gaim is started again (Scott Shedden)
  • Improved buddy list searching with CTRL+F
Conversations and Chats:
  • Messages from buddies in the same "Person" will automatically use the same conversation window.
  • The "Send As" menu has been replaced with a more appropriate "Send To" menu based on "Persons" on your buddy list
  • Message formatting persists between messages (Igor Belyi)
  • Full message background colors are now supported
  • Smooth scrolling when receiving a new message
  • Screenname colors in chats now chosen intelligently from GNOME color palette
  • Conversation buffer scrollback limited to avoid large memory usage in active conversations
  • Control-Shift-Tab will reverse cycle through the conversation tabs (James Vega)
  • Many problems related to having an IM conversation and a chat open with the same name are fixed (Andrew Hart)
  • Warning dialog when closing a window with unread IM messages
  • In chats right-click on names in the conversation window to IM/Send File/Get info/ignore the user
  • Added tab management options to the tab right-click menu (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
  • Brand new message queueing system (Casey Harkins)
Sounds:
  • Beautiful new default sounds (Brad Turcotte)
  • Use libao for playing sounds via NAS instead of accessing NAS directly
Log Viewer:
  • Log viewer aggregates logs from the same Contact (Richard Laager)
  • When opening the log viewer, show the most recent log by default (Peter McCurdy)
Plugins:
  • Plugins are now accessed through a separate dialog from the Tools menu of the Buddy List
  • Newly installed plugins can now be activated without restarting Gaim (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
  • Overhauled the system tray/docklet plugin (Casey Harkins)
  • Text Replacement Plugin rewritten, works in real time and far more intuitively (Benjamin Kahn with help from Richard Laager)
  • Entries in the text replacement plugin are now sorted alphabetically (Richard Laager)
  • The Evolution Integration plugin now supports Groupwise contacts
  • Mono plugin loader (Eoin Coffey)
  • Perl plugin loader has been rewritten (John Kelm, Google Summer of Code)
  • New music messaging plugin (Christian Muise, Google Summer of Code)
  • gaim-remote has been superceded by new DBUS bindings within Gaim (Piotr Zielinski, Google Summer of Code)
  • The functionality of the auto-reconnect plugin has been moved into the Gaim core, and the plugin itself has been removed.
MSN Features:
  • Custom smiley receiving support (Irving Cordova & Francesco Fracassi)
  • Added support for sending (with the /nudge command) and receiving "nudges" (Julien Cegarra, Martin Bayard)
  • Added an account action to open your Hotmail inbox from MSN
Yahoo Features:
  • Stealth Settings have been implemented
  • Doodle is now supported (Andrew Dieffenbach, Google Summer of Code)
  • Buddies' requests to add you to their lists now prompt for authorization
AIM/ICQ Features:
  • ICQ file transfer support with newer ICQ clients (Jonathan Clark, Google Summer of Code)
  • Many overall improvements to OSCAR file transfers (Jonathan Clark, Google Summer of Code)
  • Ability to set ICQ "require authorization" and "web aware" setting (Ettore Simone)
  • ICQ encoding fix for offline buddies (Ilya Konstantinov)
IRC Features:
  • SSL support for IRC connections (Daniel Atallah)
  • Show an error message when temporarily unable to join an IRC channel or change your nick (Richard Laager)
  • Added /nickserv, /memoserv, /chanserv and /operserv commands (Joao Luís Marques Pinto)
Jabber Features:
  • Support for SRV lookups
  • Support for buddy icons
  • Jabber User Directory searching
SILC Features:
  • Whiteboard support (Pekka Riikonen)
  • Sending/receiving images in IMs (Pekka Riikonen)
  • Cipher and HMAC selection support (Pekka Riikonen)
Other Protocol Changes:
  • Bonjour (Rendezvous) protocol support (Juanjo Molinero Horno, Google Summer of Code)
  • Updated Gadu-Gadu protocol support (Bartosz Oler, Google Summer of Code)
  • SIP/SIMPLE support (Thomas Butter, Google Summer of Code)
  • Sametime protocol support
Other Noteworthy Changes:
  • UPnP and NAT traversal support (Adam J. Warrington, Google Summer of Code)
  • The modify account dialog now contains two tabs, which should display better at lower resolutions (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
  • New "find buddy" results dialog (Alex Converse)
  • People using input methods can now use Enter again
  • GNOME users can open received files by clicking on "Open" in the file transfer window
  • Mouse-over hyperlink coloring is now themeable
  • Buddy Pounces now have a proper management window. (Kevin Stange)
  • Buddy icons maintain aspect ratio when resized
  • The last used directory is remembered for opening or saving files and buddy icons
Preference Changes:
  • Preferences have been substantially reorganized and cleaned up
  • Smiley theme descriptions are now shown correctly for the highlighted smiley theme (Levi Bard)
  • All Buddy List preferences have been moved to the Buddies menu of the buddy list window.
  • Proxy settings will be taken from Gnome if it is running. These may still be overridden on a per-account basis.
  • Removed "Dim idle buddies;" behavior is now always enabled
  • Removed keyboard shortcut preferences for ctrl-B/I/U; enabled by default, but won't interfere with bindings set by the GTK theme
  • Removed keyboard shortcuts preferences for ctrl-# to insert a smiley; behavior removed from Gaim
  • Removed "Enter" vs. "Ctrl-Enter" to send; "Enter" sends by default, but it is now possible to change this binding in your GTK theme
  • Removed "Show multi-colored screennames in chats;" behavior is now always enabled and screenname colors automatically adjust themselves to compensate for background color.
  • Removed "Raise Buddy List Window on Events" and the related behavior
  • Removed "Display remote nicknames if no alias is set"
  • Removed "Show idle times" and "Show warning levels" on the buddy list; behavior is now always enabled
  • Removed "Auto-expand contacts;" contacts expand only when dragging buddies around the buddy list
  • Removed conversation and buddy list buttons and related preferences
  • Removed "Raise conversation window" preferences; moved feature to the notify plugin
  • Removed "Show alias in tabs/titles;" behavior is now always enabled
  • Removed "Show formatting toolbars;" the setting in conversations' "Options" menu now affects the global preference
  • Removed "Show timestamps;" behavior is now enabled, but is overridden by the timestamp plugin
  • Removed all protocol options pages
  • Removed "Escape closes windows;" default key binding is now Ctrl-W
  • Removed "Gaim usage" and "Idle time reporting" preferences; behavior now always uses mouse/keyboard when available
  • Removed "Log when buddies sign on/sign off/become idle/become un-idle/go away/come back" and "Log your own actions;" all of these will be logged when the system log is enabled
  • Removed the separate ignore formatting preferences; behavior has been consolidated into a single preference

Program Information

Category:
Internet and communication
Type:
Free


Version:
2.0.0 beta 1
Size:
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Works on:
Multiple


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