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Archive for March, 2007

Setting your outgoing text color

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I’ve just posted a new screencast in the Videos section. It’s episode 4, which shows how to set—and reset—your outgoing text color.

The process isn’t pretty; it’s highly non-obvious. The main source of problems is that whereas most other rich-text fields on the Mac go all rich-text or all plain-text, we juggle both. This won’t really work for the user until we put in a dedicated UI for this; that will come in a future version, but we haven’t decided on the best way yet. We do have a ticket for it; that ticket is #6349, which currently has a milestone of 1.1.

In the meantime, the current process is also described in text form on the FontsAndColors page on the Trac.

It’s still not too late to get in on the Summer of Code!

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Evan and I mentioned before that the deadline for GSoC student applications is today, Monday at 5 PM PDT. The nice folks at Google have extended the deadline to tomorrow at 9 AM PDT. I’ve updated the press release to reflect that, but decided that it would be a good idea to make a new post about it as well in order to poke your RSS reader.

And once again, for more information on applying to Adium for the Google Summer of Code, see our SummerOfCode.

Adium 1.0.2 is now available!

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

What could possibly make this beautiful Sunday any better? How about a new version of Adium? Adium 1.0.2 is now available. This bugfix release fixes several “favorite” crashes, improves AIM file transfer (again!), speeds up the Chat Transcript Viewer, improves interactions with iTunes and the OS X keychain, and more – a total of 25 significant improvements.

As always, thanks to our site and support host Network Redux and our download host CacheFly. Want to help out with development? See Contributing to Adium for information on bug hunting, coding, and donating.

Are you a student interested in getting paid to participate in open source development this summer? Read about the Google Summer of Code and apply immediately; only 33 hours are remaining before the deadline!

Trac new account registration issue

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

I thought I had posted about this before, but it looks like I had not.

Currently we’re experiencing a problem with registrations on the Trac system. Please do not report the issue to the trac folks over at edgewall, they already have about 20 tickets explaining why Adium doesn’t work, and half of them do not use macs. :)

If you do not have an account for Trac and need to report an issue, the forums or our feedback email address are both viable ways to get feedback to us. We’re working on this issue, but it’s going to take some time.

Some additional Google Summer of Code 2007 information

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Peter previously posted that we’re now accepting applications for the Google Summer of Code 2007. While the Adium Summer Of Code page and Google’s own SoC page have everything you need to know, I thought a summary here on the blog would be appropriate.

Google Summer of Code is open to students at all levels age 18 years and older. Students whose proposals are accepted by the Adium developers will work full-time on their open source project with the guidance of an Adium developer (“mentor”). This is a great opportunity to get involved in an exciting open source project… and to earn a paycheck in the process: Successful students will earn $4500 USD from Google for their efforts as well as gaining a fantastic addition to their resumés and making valuable contacts (both personal and professional).

Applications are due March 26 by 5:00 PM Pacific time (12:00 AM UTC March 27, 2007) — time is running out! Between March 26 and April 11 we (the mentors) can request more information and you’ll be able to update your application.. so be sure it’s submitted via the Summer of Code Web Application by the deadline.

LMX and message history Q&A

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

There’s been some discussion of LMX on the web since I announced LMX 1.0′s release. For those who don’t ordinarily follow the Adium blog, LMX is the library that powers Adium’s message history feature.

I’ve written a post on my own blog that responds to some criticisms of LMX’s underlying theories. It’s rather geeky; it’s for the sort of people who use XML themselves. If that’s not you, feel free to skip it.

New Patcher – Paul Roger Livesey

Friday, March 16th, 2007

I would like to welcome one of our newest patchers, Paul Roger Livesey. Paul came to us due to the recent posts requesting help.

He has created patches for both #5753 and #6287.

Adium in GSoC 2007

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Google is doing their Summer of Code again in 2007, and we’re participating for the second time. Woo-hoo!

We did really well last year. Two of the projects from that GSoC will be released in Adium 1.1, which we hope will be ready later this year: new and improved tabs, and better accessibility. (We’d have more, except that two others required Java, and we’ve since dropped that.)

Student applications are now being accepted; more information is on the GSoC webpage, as well as our SummerOfCode page on the Trac. You may also wish to read the Adium GSoC students blog.

Beta!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Adium 1.0.2 beta is now available. See the beta page for the changes… Happy testing! :)

More tips for new developer types

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Just another useful resource, on the wiki we have a Map -O- Adium which you may find useful.