[Mono-announce-list] ANNOUNCE: Smuxi 0.7

Mirco Bauer meebey at debian.org
Wed Jan 13 19:36:28 EST 2010

I am pleased to announce that Smuxi 0.7 'Bianca' is out NOW! This is the
most exciting release since the initial public release in 2008.

This release contains 4 major highlights in addition to many other
enhancements and fixes:
Initial support for Twitter has been implemented. This will allow you
to send and receive tweets to the Twitter microblogging service. It
supports the friends timeline, replies view, and direct messages.
The character counter, Reply-To feature, and avatar support will follow
in later releases.

Smuxi is now able to flawlessly handle network connections with high
latency which are common with UMTS, WLAN, and busy DSL and cable lines.
All communication between the Smuxi frontend and the Smuxi server is now
done as a background task using threads. This gives Smuxi a very
responsive feel - just like a normal, locally running application -
even with difficult network conditions

The IRC experience has been significantly improved.  Smuxi will now
send all unrecognized commands transparently to the IRC server and will
show the reply directly to the user. In addition, the userlist and query
menu have been extended to include common CTCP actions.

Smuxi now ensures that the text colors used in the tabs are easily
readable, regardless of your GTK theme.  It does this by using the
proven-reliable color-contrast algorithm used by Smuxi to
generate nick colors.

A full list of changes is included below.

Smuxi is available for download from:

fbf849d8430013ee83d1daee49a45d31  source/smuxi-0.7.tar.gz
f91702964ff9a176772296264e4b9b88  binary/smuxi-0.7-1-bin.tar.gz
2701ae4ecb454910d614aba4db073e2f  binary/smuxi-0.7-1-win32-setup.exe

What is it?
Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform
IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

Smuxi is based on the client-server model: The core application
(engine) can be placed onto a server which is connected to the Internet
around-the-clock; one or more frontends then connect to the core. This
way, the connection to IRC can be kept up even when all frontends have
been closed. The combination of screen and irssi served as example for
this architecture.

Smuxi also supports the regular single application mode. This behaves
like a typical IRC client; it doesn't need separate core management and
utilizes a local engine that is used by the local frontend client.

The project website can be found at:

What's New?
New features:
    * Feature #228: Twitter integration
    * Feature #20: more colors for message types
    * Feature #259: Split too long IRC messages into smaller messages
    * Feature #25: Pass unknown commands to protocol manager as
    * Feature #29: show away-msg only once per query (David Paleino)
    * Feature #46: nickname completion on private chat (David Paleino)
    * Feature #71: Add popup menu to links in the chat/channel window
    * Feature #146: Please add right-click menu to queries (Clément
    * Feature #147: Please add CTCP to on-nick right-click menu
      (Clément Bourgeois)
    * Feature #225: Use colors with good contrast for tab label
    * Feature #235: Smuxi Server Manager (Clément Bourgeois)
    * Feature #236: Process "On Connect Commands" for Quick Connect
    * Feature #242: Entry Command Queue
    * Feature #243: SSH tunnel setup needs to check the local
      forwarding port
    * Feature #248: stray SSH tunnel checker
    * Feature #256: Show unknown IRC replies to the user
    * Feature #258: Optimize SSH on difficult networks
    * Feature #269: Show CTCP replies on query tabs (Clément Bourgeois)
    * Feature #270: Find Group Chat should show colored IRC topics
      (David Paleino)
    * Feature #273: Support context-menu key in user list
    * Feature #274: Make URLs copyable with a context menu

    * Bug #149: Highlights are not always remembered
    * Bug #183: Leaking FrontendManager threads
    * Bug #198: Missing dictionary on WIndows
    * Bug #211: /names command takes ages on big channels
    * Bug #223: Many beeps when connecting to a smuxi-server on Windows
    * Bug #224: "Find Group Chat" might block forever
    * Bug #232: Client throws unhandled exceptions upon network
      connection loss (Windows)
    * Bug #233: Switching between tabs is not instantaneous on slow
      connections to remote servers
    * Bug #234: crash on open
    * Bug #240: excess flood caused by joining many channels at once
    * Bug #241: Marking topic text (grab-focus kicks in)
    * Bug #244: Transition remote -> remote fails with connection
      refused on localhost:7689/SessionManager
    * Bug #245: Status bar too short short for german language
    * Bug #246: two remote engines with the same name
    * Bug #247: Highlight is triggered by self-written messages
    * Bug #249: /reconnect crashes after failed connect attempt
    * Bug #250: default IRCnet server entry is wrong
    * Bug #251: /join is sometimes not doing anything at all
    * Bug #252: not showing failed attempts when joining a channel
    * Bug #253: &chans have wrong tab colors
    * Bug #260: /server command throws exception
    * Bug #261: Closing a channel tab shows ErrorNotOnChannel
    * Bug #262: Remote engine connection check might block the GUI
    * Bug #263: Find group chat should use wildcard by default (David
    * Bug #268: configure.ac error, Twitter engine is controlled by
      "engine-msnp" macro... (David Paleino)
    * Bug #281: Race condition in PangoTools.ToMarkup (David
    * Bug #283: GroupChatView.cs missing _Logger protection
    * Bug #285: Almost all IRC commands might suffer from a race

Big thanks goes to the reviewers of the english messages strings done
on debian-l10n-english at lists.debian.org:
 * Justin B Rye
 * Esko Arajärvi

New translations:
 * Czech translation (Michal Simunek)
 * Swedish translation (Martin Bagge)
 * Argentinian translation (Damian Kleiman)

Updated translations:
 * German translation (Bianca Mix)
 * French translation (Clément Bourgeois)
 * Italian translation (Vincenzo Campanella)
 * British Englisch translation (Ryan Smith-Evans)

Thank you everyone who contributed to this release!

10 January 2010


Mirco 'meebey' Bauer

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