Changeset 262bc7e

2010-07-21T00:39:47Z (9 years ago)
Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>

1.3dev changelog. Should release that soon, sticking a version# on it makes
more people use it.

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     6Version 1.3dev:
     7- Loads of new stuff, mostly ready for a new major release, but starting with
     8  a dev snapshot. A few changes that were planned for a long time already:
     9- Rewrote the IRC core, which brings:
     10  * Support for multiple (control) channels, so you can have one channel per
     11    buddy group, per IM account/protocol, or for example a &offline with all
     12    offline contacts. See "help channels" for information on how to use this.
     13  * You can also leave and rejoin all channels. Being in &bitlbee is no
     14    longer required.
     15  * Now you can start groupchats by just joining a new channel and inviting
     16    contacts. (The "chat with" command still works as well.)
     17  * You can change your nickname, whenever you want.
     18  * Root commands:
     19    + To hopefully resolve confusion about the "account set" syntax, the
     20      ordering was changed slightly: "account set acc/setting value"
     21      becomes "account acc set setting value". Obviously the same order
     22      should now be used for other account subcommands.
     23    + Shortcuts: Instead of "account list" you can say "acc li".
     24  * /whois shows idle/login times of your contacts when available.
     25  * paste_buffer (previously known as buddy_sendbuffer) now works for chats
     26    as well.
     27  * The nick_source setting was replaced with a nick_format setting, which
     28    looks more or less like a format string, and lets you tweak how nicknames
     29    for contacts are generated in more detail.
     30  * A per-channel show_users setting lets you configure exactly which kinds
     31    of contacts (online/away/offline) should show up in a channel and what
     32    modes (none/voice/etc) they should have.
     33  * If you connect (and identify) to a BitlBee server you're already
     34    connected to, you can take over the existing session instead of starting
     35    a new one.
     36  * More correct validation of channel names: They can contain pretty much
     37    any character, unlike nicknames.
     38- Support for using libpurple instead of BitlBee's built-in IM protocol
     39  modules. This can be enabled by passing --purple=1 to the configure script.
     40  * This adds support for many more IM protocols to BitlBee.
     41  * And new functionality to existing protocols.
     42  * This is and will always be optional and using it on public servers is
     43    *not* recommended. It should be pretty stable, but costs more RAM/etc.
     44  * When using this variant, type "help purple" to get a list of supported
     45    protocols.
     46- Support for file transfers, in and out. /DCC SEND a file to a contact and
     47  it becomes a file transfer, and incoming file transfers become /DCC SENDs
     48  to you. Note that this is mostly useful when combined with libpurple, as
     49  only the Jabber native protocol module currently supports file transfers.
     51Finished ... 2010
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