Archive for 2007

Congrats to Zac West!

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Congratulations to Zac West, previously the Adium team’s webmaster and a trusted patch writer, on becoming a full Adium Developer! We’re thrilled to have him on the team 🙂

Adium 1.1.3

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Happy Sunday! Adium 1.1.3 is now available. This bugfix + feature release fixes a number of major and minor problems with previous versions. Notably, crashes in the transcript viewer and events editor are fixed, MSN now works again using the HTTP connect method (needed in many firewalled environments; this was broken by a change to the MSN servers), and Yahoo group chat rooms work again (previously broken by a change to the Yahoo servers).

A couple of the upcoming changes for Adium 1.2 are included in this release, as well: a subsection of the XMPP improvements see the light of day for Adium now rather than later, and the MySpace instant messaging service is now available.

As always, see the Version History for the full changes list.

Adium 1.1.3 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

A lot goes into every Adium release, from testing to coding to support. We’re a friendly and active development and user community, but we always want for more hands, eyes, and minds. That means you! Remember, Adium is free, open source software, coded entirely by volunteers. See Contributing to Adium for how you can submit patches and code, help hunt down bugs, and donate! Thanks as always for the continued support of our excellent site and code host NetworkRedux and our download host CacheFly!

Coming in Adium 1.2

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Adium 1.2, our next major goal, is going to be a crazy awesome release. In the last two days we’ve finished the initial merges of our Google Summer of Code 2007students’ efforts; it’ll be some time and effort before the development trunk of Adium is stable and close to a release with all these incoming changes, but it’ll be well worth it. The Summer of Code was a huge success:




  • Erik Beerepoot worked on multi-user conferencing in Adium, making good strides toward a more full-featured, shiny group chat experience.



  • Matt Handley greatly expanded Adium’s AppleScript support; it will now be possible to control Adium easily via AppleScript, paving the way to even more great user content and control customizability.




In addition, Adium 1.2 will utilize libpurple 2.2.0, which will bring a number of improvements, most notably the results of a Google Summer of Code project for Pidgin by Jeff Connelly which has added MySpaceIM support.

Join us in improving Adium! Read Contributing To Adium to learn how you can help 🙂

Adium 1.1.2

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

The Adium team is proud to announce the availability of Adium 1.1.2! This is a bug fix release of the 1.1 series which fixes 26 bugs, including a memory leak when viewing tooltips, display of AIM mobile contacts, Gadu-Gadu connectivity on PowerPC-based Macs, several problems when using Safari 3.0 beta, and multiple crashes and aesthetic glitches. We’ve also upgraded to libpurple 2.1.1, which fixes Yahoo status message encoding and adds limited support for cross-messaging to MSN contacts. See the Version History for the full list.

Adium 1.1.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Be sure to see Contributing to Adium for how you can submit patches and code, help hunt down bugs, and donate!

Thanks as always for the continued support of our excellent site and code host NetworkRedux and our download host CacheFly!

Pssst: Adium 1.1.2 beta

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The Adium 1.1.2 beta is now available. Get it while it’s hot!

How to use Nudge/Buzz in Adium

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Hey folks,

With Adium 1.1, we added better support for both Nudge (msn) and Buzz (yahoo), thanks to Zac. After looking at some comments on digg and other sites, it looks like folks were a little confused as to how to use this, so I made a video about it. I go over how to use /nudge, but if you are on yahoo it should be /buzz

2 things I didn’t cover in the video: You can also send a nudge or buzz by using the Notify toolbar button (which you may have to add to your toolbar) or by selecting “Send Notification” from the Contact menu.

You can check out the video in the Video section!

Drunkenbatman @ C4

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I think you might be wondering what’s up with the previous post by Evan. I’d attempt to summarize the situation, but Daniel Jalkut‘s done a much better job than I could. I highly encourage you to read his post. As someone who was there at the conference, I have to say I agree with a lot of what Daniel says.

DB has been a friend of the project in the past, and he was a welcome participant at last year’s C4[0], but I’m a bit concerned by his actions at C4 — many attendees, myself included, had a very sour experience at his panel.

Inaccuracy must be discouraged

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Way back in 2004, drunkenbatman published an interview with yours truly. Good reading, I like to think, about the history of Adium and other fun topics. Since then, he’s become a close friend.

I don’t keep a personal blog, but since drunkenbatman has been a longtime supporter of Adium, I don’t think this is a wholly improper forum to say that I support him and firmly believe that he stood only the cause of open, honest discussion at C4, and I’ll stand by him with confidence.

If you know what I’m talking about, you now know my position. Otherwise, I apologize for the interruption and now leave you to your regularly scheduled programming.

How we fixed yesterday’s crash-on-launch bug: The gory details

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I’ve just finished writing a full account of yesterday’s bugfix scramble and posted it on my own blog. Those of you who are curious about how we operate may find it interesting reading. Enjoy. ☺

Adium 1.0.6 and 1.1.1

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

We’ve just released versions 1.0.6 (for Mac OS X 10.3.9) and 1.1.1 (for Mac OS X 10.4 and later) of Adium. These contain the Sparkle Plus fix that I mentioned previously, so you should now be able to run the check for updates with confidence. Thanks go to all the users who helped me track down the problem over this afternoon.