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Updates: "Send IM" UI changed, roomlist support now available
     posted by fledermaus, Mon 16 May 2011 01:43:45 AM UTC - 0 replies
  • Send IM now opens up a conversation buffer instead of reading an IM to send from the minibuffer
  • Savio Sena contributed roomlist support, which is now in master
  • Going to clean up a few more gripes people have then make a release
New release - UI fixes, spell checking, typing notifications
     posted by fledermaus, Tue 22 Jun 2010 12:09:46 AM UTC - 0 replies

Various UI fixes and enhancements, including:

  • Better navigation in the buddy list buffer
  • Sending a message to a conversation always makes it visible
  • Spell checking now accessible via the customisation interface
  • Typing notifications supported
  • Incoming message alerts (Freedesktop, sound, or roll-your-own)

Available here till it hits the mirrors:

     posted by fledermaus, Fri 26 Mar 2010 03:26:43 AM UTC - 0 replies

You can now set up garak to alert you when a message
turns up in a hidden IM buffer, your name is mentioned
in a hidden chat/muc/channel buffer, or a new conversation
is created, either by playing a sound file or by issuing
a notice via the org.freedesktop.Notifications interface ...

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Garak in a terminal III
     posted by fledermaus, Tue 02 Mar 2010 01:32:50 AM UTC - 0 replies

Minor bugfix: the buddy list would sometimes get the text
mode status icons instead of the graphical ones as a result
of yesterday's release.

Also removed a stray debug message.

Garak in a terminal II
     posted by fledermaus, Mon 01 Mar 2010 01:29:20 AM UTC - 0 replies

Ok, here's the promised new release:

Significant changes:

  • No attempt to create an image should be made if the display (or emacs) does not support images
  • The account and buddy list should update correctly in text mode
  • Status indicators (garak-icon-tags) should update in text mode

Until it hits the mirrors.

Garak in a terminal
     posted by fledermaus, Sun 28 Feb 2010 04:18:38 AM UTC - 0 replies

Fixed a bunch of bugs to do with how the buddy/account list
was displayed/updated when running in a terminal - the only
remaining one I'm aware of is that buddy statuses are not
reflected in the buddy list [in terminal mode only].

New release shortly once that one is fixed.

Bugfix: Optional Parameters when creating a "chat" no longer hidden
     posted by fledermaus, Fri 11 Dec 2009 01:37:27 AM UTC - 0 replies

Optional parameters were omitted from the list users were
prompted for when creating a "chat" entry, so a user could not
(easily) create (for example) a passworded jabber MUC entry
in their contact list.

This should now be working correctly.


Until it appears in the savannah download area.

New release: Zombie Suppressor merged, Fewer spurious *Messages* notices
     posted by fledermaus, Thu 10 Dec 2009 12:59:30 PM UTC - 0 replies

Merged in the zombie suppressor and libpurple plugin loader
support (daemon only, no ui as yet). Greatly reduced the
amount of noise spewed into *Messages* by widget updates etc.

Get it at until it
turns up on savannah.

Zombie children suppressed
     posted by fledermaus, Wed 05 Aug 2009 01:13:47 AM UTC - 0 replies

The elim-client process often spawned children (via libpurple)
that then ended up as zombies: The zombie-cleanup branch should
now suppress child-zombification.

Plugin loading extended (plugin-support branch)
     posted by fledermaus, Wed 05 Aug 2009 01:11:50 AM UTC - 0 replies

Non-prpl (ie non-protocol) plugins can now be loaded with
the load-plugin daemon call in the plugin-support branch.

Older News Approved
New release, /set-icon command implemented posted by fledermaus, Thu 02 Jul 2009 02:29:45 AM UTC - 0 replies
Mac OS X build procedure (non-fink, non-macports) outlined by as posted by fledermaus, Sat 27 Jun 2009 11:44:40 AM UTC - 0 replies
New release: buddy aliasing, XMPP directory searches posted by fledermaus, Thu 25 Jun 2009 10:05:02 PM UTC - 0 replies
Move buddy between groups now supported. posted by fledermaus, Sat 23 May 2009 10:55:26 PM UTC - 0 replies
(Un)Blocking Buddies now supported posted by fledermaus, Sat 23 May 2009 10:52:29 PM UTC - 0 replies
elim-client now builds against glib version < 2.14 (verified with 2.12) posted by fledermaus, Wed 20 May 2009 12:22:59 AM UTC - 0 replies
Fixed a bug that affected incoming file transfers on XMPP posted by fledermaus, Wed 20 May 2009 12:21:05 AM UTC - 0 replies
Plugins now loaded from user directory as well as global plugins directory posted by fledermaus, Sun 17 May 2009 02:27:47 PM UTC - 0 replies
File transfers now supported posted by fledermaus, Sun 17 May 2009 02:21:56 AM UTC - 0 replies
Preliminary support for file transfers (receive only) posted by fledermaus, Fri 15 May 2009 03:01:21 AM UTC - 0 replies
Fixed glitch that affected first-time elim/garak users posted by fledermaus, Thu 14 May 2009 01:14:17 AM UTC - 0 replies
Buddy info support implemented posted by fledermaus, Thu 14 May 2009 12:12:42 AM UTC - 0 replies
Implemented Account List Context Menu posted by fledermaus, Mon 11 May 2009 03:21:32 AM UTC - 0 replies
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