Adium

Archive for May, 2009

1.4 beta, 1.3.4 release

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I am very pleased to announce the availability of Adium 1.3.4, our latest stable release. This features mostly improvements to the core: an updated libpurple, and an updated Facebook chat plugin. This is a highly-recommended upgrade, as it fixes an issue where Facebook would connect to the server too fast, utilizing too much bandwidth. 1.3.4 is likely going to be our final release for 10.4 users.

Along with our release of 1.3.4, I’m terribly eager to announce the first of our series of betas for Adium 1.4, which features two new protocols, IRC and Twitter, as well as a ridiculously long list of improvements, including the latest and greatest in the world of libpurple. 1.4 requires 10.5, so sorry Tiger users. :(

From support for contacts in multiple groups, to an all-new authorizations window (which pulls together all authorization requests into one window), and more changes than you can think of, this is definitely an excellent release. Give it a shot, report any bugs, and enjoy your newfound pleasures!

If you’re looking for a group chat message style, since you can now set it independently of normal chats, feel free to check out my favorite, yMous. yMous has all the bells and whistles, and even includes topic support for Jabber and IRC chats.

We’re always looking for talented help to improve our code with us! See how you can help. Patches always welcome!

A big thanks to our host Network Redux, who recently moved us over to an even better hardware setup and our CDN provider CacheFly whose download speeds are blowing our mind.

In Flock

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

In case you haven’t notice, we’ve now joined our aviary brethren on the .im ccTLD. adium.im is now our new domain name! Everything redirects from adiumx.com, so you don’t have to worry about any problems during the transition (updates, RSS feeds, etc).

Quack on!