While work continues on the next major release of Adium X, 0.80, another bugfix release is out the door. Today’s biggest fixes are for OS X 10.2 users, as we have corrected a crash on quit in 10.2.x and a crash on launch in 10.2.0 through 10.2.6 sans Safari. For the short but solid list of other improvements, see the version history. Enjoy
Archive for January, 2005
Adium 0.75 is now available for download. It finally squashes one of our oldest crashes related to retrieving passwords stored securely in the Apple Keychain, and brings the usual collection of other bug fixes and improvements. See the version history for the full list.
MSN server problem
Microsoft’s MSN servers are currently having problems. Like the official MSN client, Adium is therefore unable to reliably connect to MSN. The issue is temporary, and Microsoft’s support page will be updated when the problem is fixed.
(My first post to the Adium blog. W00t!)
On the IRC channel, we’ve been hearing that some people are encountering a crash on startup in 0.74 relating to metacontacts. This crash has already been fixed for the next version of Adium, but that’s no comfort to the people having it now. And I’m figuring that many of you don’t want to go to the IRC channel to ask for help with it.
I’ve released a program (independently of the Adium project) called Metacontact Fixer which prunes bad entries that cause the metacontact crash. It currently requires Panther (sorry, Jaguar users) and it should only be used with 0.74 – I’m not aware of earlier versions having the crash, and later versions definitely will not.
Adium 0.74 available
Adium 0.74 has a short list of changes but is a strongly recommended upgrade for MSN users. A mistake during the libgaim update for 0.73 led to major stability issues while connected to MSN; this is now corrected.
Don’t forget that our source code host, penguinmilitia.net, will donate $5 to Adium for each new customer who mentions Adium when signing up. We’re thankful to them as always for the generous space and bandwidth they donate to the project.