Progress on the new message view continues, it’s looking very nice 🙂
Archive for September, 2003
I’ve created an RSS feed of the commit messages, if anyone cares to use it.
It’s currently located at http://www.visualdistortion.org/adium/rss.xml.
The problem is that the script has to be run manually to update it. Working on a cron solution.
Didn’t feel like going to sleep this evening, didn’t feel like working on any of my current Adium projects (contact alerts, message view normality, drag and drop), so I cleaned up away message titles (
the first responder status is still messed up initially), added title support to the status thing in the contact list, added external plugin checking (~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Plugins), and wrote a new plugin which I call Announcer. Announcer is found in the Sound prefpane and allows you to have the computer read you any combination of incoming and outgoing messages and the status messages, with or without the sender (for messages) and the timestamp. Somewhat random, I know 😉
As I sat here, I realized something:
It’s a pain in the okole to create a new plugin!
If anyone knows about Project Builder, and Applescripting it, or some mad shellscripting, or something, let me know.
Basically, anyone with Project-Builder-fu, email me 🙂
I’m currently working on a replacement for Adium’s message view. The way the current view is designed it requires all sorts of custom code to get basic functionality working. It’s going to take a lot of work to make the current view feel ‘normal’, and even then it will always behave slightly odd.
Recently, I’ve learned a new trick for dealing with text views. I should be able to recreate the same kind of look without missing out on any of the basic cocoa behavior, and we can keep features such as clickable smileys as well.
The message view, for me, is currently the most frustrating part of Adium, so it’ll be a great thing to see it replaced 😀
I’ve got the code for setting Adium’s finder icon moved into Adium 2.0 (so our icon selection will stick like it did in 1.x). My net connection’s not agreeing with me at the moment though, so it looks like it’ll go up tomorrow 🙂
Phill would like to show the preference icons he and Jasper Hauser have been working together on. Currently, the icons for accounts, contact list, message prefs, dock prefs, and buddy alerts are done. He requests that people email him with suggestions for the sound and status pref icons. Further previews will be posted as the icons are finished up.
Fixed the text sizing problem – ended up being something silly Adam and I both had overlooked. No worries now, though. Alignment issues next (it’s keeping the right-align from the sender field when you paste that in).
Today was away message stuff for me… titles, loading of away messages from within the set away message box via a combobox, and saving of new away messages / editing of previously saved ones. Ironing out the kinks now.
Today has been a day of bug fixes and tweaks 😀
I’ve fixed a few issues that new users would experience on first running Adium:
• Status labels not drawing
• No sounds by default
• No emoticons by default
I’ve also addressed a few other bugs such as:
• Contact list width sizing issues
• Typing status sticking when switching accounts
If you have any other small bugs or first run issues, make sure they’re filed on the source forge bug tracker. The list of know issues is getting small by the day and I know there must be more to fix! 🙂