And here we go again! We're proud to announce the new version of Smuxi, release 0.11 "Distractions". During the development, 11 bug reports and 2 feature requests in 112 commits were worked on. Notable highlights in this release are:
User Interface Enhancements
- The chat list can be shrunken. This is especially handy with XMPP/Jabber and long group chat identifiers.
- The highlight counter is now a separate column. This enhances the vertical alignment with other highlights and guarantees to be visible even if the chat name was truncated.
Multi Identity Support
Smuxi cares for user feedback. Multi identity support was the most voted feature and thus it has been implemented! Now you can please your schizo^Wdesire to use different nicks, users and real names depending on the server. Simply edit the server in preferences and change the details.
Everybody knows text can be boring because it is all just text. Nothing can sidetrack you except reading that bare text. Text often has recurring patterns from which something useful and interactive can be created. For example, someone writes:
Hey meebey, do you know RFC2812?
RFCs are a recurring pattern with a distinct number behind it and are real references to something in the internet (collection of protocol specifications).
So I would usually fire up a browser tab, copy/paste or type RFC2812 into my favorite search engine and click the first hit. Then I'd reply to the question afterwards. But with Smuxi's message patters, it turns RFC2812 into a link on which you can simply click to launch the relevant document.
Wow this is very cool, but isn't this already happening with http URLs and email addresses? Exactly! Why shouldn't more information be used to create useful things from it? Smuxi message patterns allow you to define text patterns that are transformed into clickable links. This can be used for RFCs, CVEs, bug report numbers (#XXX), git commit hashes and much more. Make good use of your creativity!
By default Smuxi comes with built-in message patterns for:
- heuristic URLs (not starting with http:// etc)
- email addresses
- Debian Security Advisories (DSA)
- Many popular bug trackers (GNU, GCC, kernel, Launchpad, freedesktop, GNOME, KDE, Xfce, Debian, Redhat, Novell, Xamarin, openSUSE, Mozilla, Samba, SourceForge, CPAN, boost, Claws and Smuxi)
If you know more general patterns useful for others, please submit them.
For a full list of built-in message patterns or how to add your own patterns, head over to the message pattern documentation.
- A bug was fixed that prevented hooks from issuing more than one command
- New hook points:
- New hook variables:
- PROTOCOL_MANAGER_PRESENCE_STATUS: Unknown, Offline, Online, Away
As of 14 Jan 2014, Twitter disallows unencrypted HTTP requests which broke Smuxi's Twitter support. Smuxi is now making exclusively encrypted requests (HTTPS) and thus works with Twitter again.
JabbR (Beta) Enhancements
- Messages now raise Smuxi hooks
- The Validate certificate setting is now correctly honored.
Smuxi should now be in your language, including:
- Initial complete Dutch (Jeroen Baten)
Behind the Scenes
- New Smuxi git repository @ GNOME
- Cleaner XMPP code (Oliver Schneider)
- Smuxi's STFL text frontend is doing a graceful shutdown on quit (Calvin B))
- New sexy website! We hope you like it
Contributors to this release are the following people:
- Mirco Bauer (98 commits)
- Oliver Schneider (6 commits)
- Calvin B (6 commits)
- Andrés G. Aragoneses (1 commit)
- Jeroen Baten (translations)
Thank you very much for your contributions to Smuxi!
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