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Archive for November, 2005

Translator wanted

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

OS X supports tlhIngan Hol… do you?

Support & Development (Trac) downtime

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Trac, the Support & Development tab, is temporarily down for server upgrades. It’ll be back ASAP :)
Trac is back up and better than ever.

Somewhere between alpha and gamma…

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

lies beta. Adium X 0.87 beta, specifically.

Of Libgaim 2.0.0 and Universal Binaries

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

I’ve been working hard getting Adium up and running with the current CVS of Gaim 2.0.0. You can read more about Gaim 2 on the Gaim page. Of note are the many changes so far (not all of Gaim’s changes are relevant to Adium, but the change log gives you an idea how big a release it will be) including the non-gtk specific changes from the Google Summer of Code Gaim projects.

Another upcoming bit of fun-and-games from Gaim 2.0.0 is, hopefully, voice/video support. It’s likely that Voice support for Google Talk will come first, followed later by webcam support. Nothing is definite yet, so please don’t treat this as a promise, but we’re certainly excited at the prospect.

Calls to arms
1. Several of the new Gaim 2 changes need special attention for Adium to see any benefit, such as the new support for Yahoo Doodle. Interested in seeing Doodle support in Adium? Have enough coding experience to make it happen? Consider this an official invitation to try your hand.

The same goes for the new MSN Custom emoticon support and anything you see in the Trac list of tickets or want to see there. Help us help you — join the glorious elite and become an Adium patch writer :)

See Getting the Adium Source and Contributing Code for more information.

2. Through all these changes, we’re working on getting Libgaim and Adium ready to run on the new Intel-based Macs by making the binaries universal. Nobody on the development team has one of the Mactel transition kits, however. I need a Mactel, gcc 4.0.1 build of The GNU MP Bignum Library — specifically, the libgmp.a static library file. If you have access to a Mactel machine, please download, configure, make, make check, and send me the library, which is found in the .libs directory after building. Thanks!

Karelia bounties on Webkit

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

To all of those looking to help work on Adium, here is a perfect example of how helping another project can help Adium as well.

Webkit bounties can really help Adium a lot. So if you are so inclined as to work on Webkit, but would also like to get paid a little, and help Adium out in the process, check this out:

Karelia Bounties

These folks made Watson, and some other pretty neat apps. Now they are making something that requires webkit, and have found some problems with Webkit they need fixed.

Unsanity’s Chat Transcript Manager supports Adium

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Unsanity released a new product today, Chat Transcript Manager. It allows you to organize, search, and import logs from both iChat and Adium. Great job, guys! It’s always nice to see people supporting open file formats like Adium’s.

I hope Unsanity will support our new, XML-based logging system that is currently in development. I will be posting the preliminary DTD for it in the next couple of days, so look for that.

Podcast interview

Monday, November 7th, 2005

I was interviewed earlier today by the cool guys at pixelzion. I talk about Adium, some of the neat reasons to use Adium, and there are one or two cool little things in there about what’s coming up for around the 1.0. I had a great time, and hopefully I’ll be coming back on there in the future.

Adium Frappr

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Frappr is a cool new Google Maps based mashup. I started a Frappr for Adium users all over the world. If you use Adium, feel free to add yourself. Oh, and tell your friends!

Check out our Frappr!