Adium

1.4 beta, 1.3.4 release

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. πŸ™

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.

89 Responses to “1.4 beta, 1.3.4 release”

  1. Matt Says:

    I have been unable to log into Trac for two days now, in either Safari (3 or 4 public beta) or Firefox 3.0.10. Upon entering my login credentials, I get a redirect loop from to , which redirects back to , and after repeating this 5-10 times, all browsers give up.

    Once this happens, I can’t even get to the plain page without deleting all cookies for the domain first.

    It’s the kind of bug I’d report, if I could log into Trac. I have more information on a ticket I recently opened and can barely view it, much less add the new information.

  2. SHRIKEE Says:

    David Smith,

    Thanks for your tips, i missed the link between IRC and group chat… *doh*
    What i meant with NICKSERV which works fine as it is. Is that when NICKSERV talks to me, say to confirm i logged in on my registered nick, it opens a chat with me. Most clients allow the user to direct those things to the console which is more convenient i think.

    Is anyone else having trouble with the Gtalk certificate thing? Everytime i start Adium i have to “approve” its certificate because of a domain name mismatch.

  3. matt beck Says:

    Yep, MSN is broken for me after updating as well.

    OSX 10.4.11

    It just gets stuck while handshaking.

    Under accounts it says ‘handshaking 38%’ and the status is stuck on connecting. It will give up and switch to reconnecting after a while, but then it immediately spins up to 38% again and gets stuck.

  4. LJ Says:

    Upgraded my adium and now unable to connect to facebook. Adium seems to get stuck in a loop where it connects just long enough to show the contact list, and then immediately disconnects. It will keep doing this pretty much continually or until I stop it manually.

  5. LJ Says:

    Upgraded my adium and now unable to connect to facebook. Adium seems to get stuck in a loop where it connects just long enough to show the contact list, and then immediately disconnects. It will keep doing this pretty much continually or until I stop it manually. mac 0s 10.4.11 (sorry, forgot to add that)

  6. Justin Says:

    Trying to get get a Growl notification for each new Tweet that comes in, but they’re not coming up…Is there a way to disable getting the Timeline completely and set it to JUST Growl notifications, every time a new Tweet shows up? Using MacOSX 10.5.7.

  7. Adric Net Says:

    Hi folks,

    beta is running okay here on 10.5.6, but the latest one seems to have captured my f11 key, which I use for Spaces. Can someone show me where to configure this? In Adium f11 now opens a search bubble above contact list …

    Thanks,
    adric

  8. aquilasfx Says:

    i use OS 10.5.7, and with 1.3.4 table, 1.4b3, 1.4b4 crash on login.. always…any solution?

  9. bong Says:

    me too, stuck on β€œRetrieving buddy list 100%”, this is happening on both 1.3.4 & 1.4b4, I am using 10.5.7, mac mini

  10. JohnBoy Says:

    Hi all,

    Still lovin Adium! I was wondering if you all had any plans to utilize something like SIPE at some point? Its still buggy in the other client it was designed for, but it would be great to get the added functionality. Here’s a link to the project site:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/sipe/

    Thanks!
    ~JB

  11. corey Says:

    Yep, crashes as soon as I start it.

    Here is the apple crash report

    Process: Adium [17500]
    Path: /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/MacOS/Adium
    Identifier: com.adiumX.adiumX
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [111]

    Interval Since Last Report: 363943 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 10
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 0 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 4

    Date/Time: 2009-05-27 14:13:36.408 -0400
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Report Version: 6
    Anonymous UUID: F1042475-0D4F-4D8A-947B-1FC66A3CA3DF

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/FriBidi.framework/Versions/A/FriBidi
    Referenced from: /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/MacOS/Adium
    Reason: image not found

  12. Salman Says:

    It crashes on adding contacts for me as well.

  13. Cori Says:

    This version keeps saying that my friends are canceling the file transfers when any yahoo contact tries to send me a file. πŸ™

    Any help would be appreciated

  14. Camp Says:

    As someone who has used many different IRC clients for the past decade, I have to say, “Wow.” I know that it is in its very early stages of life, but IRC on 1.4b1 is unusable/pointless. You should at least be able to use /COMMANDS.

  15. Camp Says:

    By the way, why are there always morons posting bugs in the announcement posts instead of in the bug tracker?

  16. Cori Says:

    We’re not morons, I was unaware of where to post bugs. And since the community seemed so friendly, I thought someone might help. I didn’t mean to violate procedure.

  17. Ricardo Says:

    Hi.

    After updating I cannot connect to either my gtalk nor to my msn account. Is this only happening to me?

    Cheers,

    R.

  18. Matheus Says:

    New version, sux a lot. I dont know how they can launch a new version without at least testing it.

  19. wXR Says:

    What is the particular reason that 10.5 is now required?

  20. wXR Says:

    Pretty please, can you guys make another 1.3 release that fixes MSN connectivity (as mentioned above) before dropping 10.4 support?

  21. David Smith Says:

    wXR: Huge swaths of code were rewritten in simpler/faster/more modern ways that don’t work on 10.4. Sorry πŸ™

    That said, if the MSN issue turns out to not just be a temporary server issue, we will almost certainly do a 1.3.5 release to fix it.

  22. McAddress Says:

    Beta crashes on start every time. πŸ™

    Process: Adium [409]
    Path: /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/MacOS/Adium
    Identifier: com.adiumX.adiumX
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [65]

    Interval Since Last Report: 686 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 1
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 0 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1

    Date/Time: 2009-05-30 20:56:43.234 -0300
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Report Version: 6
    Anonymous UUID: 77F4ADD9-8927-4E2B-9887-5DFC8B2A3A9D

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: @rpath/AIUtilities.framework/Versions/A/AIUtilities
    Referenced from: /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/MacOS/Adium
    Reason: image not found

    Model: MacBook2,1, BootROM MB21.00A5.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz, 2 GB
    Graphics: kHW_IntelGMA950Item, GMA 950, spdisplays_builtin, spdisplays_integrated_vram
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x87), 1.4.10.3
    Bluetooth: Version 2.1.6f8, 2 service, 0 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
    Network Service: Parallels Host-Guest, Ethernet, en2
    Network Service: Parallels NAT, Ethernet, en3
    Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MHW2080BHPL, 74.53 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITACD-RW CW-8221
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, (null) mA
    USB Device: Optical USB Mouse, (null) mA
    USB Device: composite_device, (null) mA
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, (null) mA
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, (null) mA
    USB Device: IR Receiver, (null) mA

  23. McAddress Says:

    1.4b5 has fixed the crash on start for me! πŸ™‚ (I ran the previous version that was still in the trash and then upgraded to 1.4b5)

  24. wXR Says:

    David: Great. One other request is to make sure that the auto-updater doesn’t try to update me to 1.4 if I’m still on 10.4 πŸ˜€

    Thanks!

  25. AzteKpr1de Says:

    It’s not working for me; I have a Mac OS X version 10.5.7. Intel. For some reason when I add someone, like 5 seconds later the contact disappears (I just made a new Windows Live account and I’m adding all the contacts I have on my other account to the new one, every contact I have is @hotmail or @live).

    And also, you know the little duck on the top of the screen, how do you call it, hmm… menu bar, the duck on the menu bar, well I press it and then it pups-up a menu: the first option is “Contact List…” the second is “Options >”. When I press “Contact List…” the Adium screen disappears ( By screen I mean the little box where all the contacts are suppose to be), but the application is still running.

    I don’t know, maybe just need to them to reply the request, but I’m just letting you know just in case.

  26. wXR Says:

    How many total users does Adium have anyway? If you know that there are approx. 100,000 10.4 users, I’d be curious to know how many 10.5 Adium users there are.

  27. David Smith Says:

    wXR: around a million is my best guess. It’s a little hard to tell for sure.

    The autoupdater should already be OS-version aware. If not, please file a bug.

  28. Petra Hall Says:

    Is it just me, or does MSN have problems? 2nd day it won’t connect (using 3.1.4 on Mac OS X 10.5.7)

  29. Howie Says:

    Sorry to disturbing. How to take off searching bar on contact list? I cannot type into chat box.

  30. enrico Says:

    noone experiencing the problem i have?
    the problem is: when i write a message i can send it, but it remains written in the writing box, i can delete it but i can’t send another message unless i close the chat window and reopen it,
    had this problem with all the 6 beta releases, any suggestion?

  31. McAddress Says:

    Well, not working after all. 1.4b5 did not crash on start, it logs on to msn, gtalk, yahoo and facebook, but I don’t receive any messages and NOTHING happens when I double click on a contact to start to chat!
    Same happens on 1.4b6. Had to revert to non beta version. πŸ™

  32. fdw004 Says:

    Hey I keep getting an error message when I try to add my twitter account to adium. can anybody help

  33. fdw004 Says:

    email me if you can with my problem.
    fdw004@gmail.com

  34. JamieB Says:

    I’m having the same problem with 1.4b6, It won’t let me setup my account..

  35. Illmatic-killer Says:

    Error: Adium isn’t allowed access to your account.
    Asks to allow access, once i do twitter gives me a password, then when i click ive allows access i get the above error msg. Please Fix.

  36. Scot Gardner Says:

    Twitter is now requiring authorization to connect, and gives you a pin number to enter into the application, which Adium at the moment does not support, I am sure by the end of today there will be an update to Adium to resolve this latest change to the twiterverse.

  37. Kym Says:

    New Adium beta crashes for me…

    a) when I log in
    or
    b) whenever someone IMs me.

    It’s upsetting.

  38. Freezer Says:

    Please fix the Twitter issue…implementation was so great and now it won’t work anymore πŸ™
    thx already πŸ™‚

  39. gansen Says:

    This program under MacOS only?