XChat 2.8.0 released

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XChat 2.8.0 released

Postby peterz » 03 Jan 2007 12:14

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2.8.0 - 03/Jan/2006
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- Updated translations (cs, de, gl, hu).
- XChat now requires at least GTK+ 2.10.
- Added a system tray icon (aka Notification Area). This is probably the
biggest feature addition in this series. Also added a /TRAY command so
scripts can manipulate the icon.
- Added partial support for numeric 005 token ELIST (min users only).
- Brand new channel list window: GtkTreeView, nicer layout, less CPU power
when downloading very large list, uses less memory, supports regexp/
patternmatch/substring search and supports downloading LIST with minusers to
save time (only on some networks that support ELIST).
- Overhauled URL opening on Unix, it now tries xdg-open first, then auto-
detects Gnome or KDE to run gnome-open or kfmclient. URLs with quotes
should also work now (changed to execv()).
- Settings: Warn the user when trying to put the tree on the top/bottom.
- Fixed DCC ack reading so it doesn't use MSG_PEEK.
- Channel modes are no longer shown in the titlebar if they contain a key.
- Added /GUI APPLY command, which does that same as pressing OK in the
settings window (e.g use it after /set). Mainly for scripters.
- Allow changing the logging folder if the log filename is set to a full path
in the settings window (starts with a '/').
- Added 'Your Action' text event.
- Separated out /away and /back commands so it's obvious what they'll do.
- Changes to /MENU command (See plugin20.html for details):
* Now works for popup menus too.
* Allows creation of radio menu items.
* -p arg can now to be negative to give a position offset from right/bottom.
* -i arg to specify an icon file.
- Plugin API:
* Added event_text to xchat_get_info().
- Perl (Lian Wan Situ)
* Fixed hook_command so that it won't override the help message for builtin
commands unless a help message was specified.
* Perl Win32: Warn the user about trying to load 64-bit ActivePerl.
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Postby scarney » 03 Jan 2007 12:51

suhweeet! im on it!
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Postby ced117 » 03 Jan 2007 22:04

that's great 8)
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Postby solteks » 06 Jan 2007 17:03

great jab! :D xchat is the best irc client! :twisted:
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Postby krege » 09 Jan 2007 07:05

May be its time to change link on the main page to source? Its still to 2.6.x.
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Postby LOQUILLO » 10 Jan 2007 12:52

wua, it's great, but need test it on Xandros.

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Postby zii » 14 Jan 2007 23:15

...But still no highlight wildcards?
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Re: XChat 2.8.0 rele

Postby Ponder » 12 Feb 2007 11:04

peterz wrote:------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2.8.0 - 03/Jan/2006
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- XChat now requires at least GTK+ 2.10.


Oh great. That's alienated all Debian Sarge (Stable) branch users.
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Re: XChat 2.8.0 rele

Postby Alchera » 12 Feb 2007 11:09

Ponder wrote:
peterz wrote:------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2.8.0 - 03/Jan/2006
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- XChat now requires at least GTK+ 2.10.


Oh great. That's alienated all Debian Sarge (Stable) branch users.

Then tell the developers to pull the finger out? :)
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Re: XChat 2.8.0 rele

Postby Ponder » 12 Feb 2007 11:24

Alchera wrote:
Ponder wrote:Oh great. That's alienated all Debian Sarge (Stable) branch users.

Then tell the developers to pull the finger out? :)


Well Etch is due for release soon and guess what... GTK+ 2.8.20-5

Looks like I'm stuck with xchat 2.6.8 for a while :(
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Postby Alchera » 12 Feb 2007 11:36

Can't you install the newer version of GTK+ yourself?
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Postby Ponder » 12 Feb 2007 11:46

I probably could but is it worth risking the stability of the whole system with so many dependencies on said package just for one, regardless how good, piece of software?
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Postby YoaR » 13 Feb 2007 10:09

I've a small problem with xchat 2.8.0. These error messages appears always on console:

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[javi@cydonia ~]$ xchat
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 264 S
warning - incompatible stripping characters and condition:
SFX W umar se [ae]husar
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 202 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 29 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 195 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 49 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 48 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 45 S
warning - incompatible stripping characters and condition:
SFX W emir i�is e�r
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 84 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 29 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 38 S
error: duplicate affix flag W in line SFX W Y 39 S


Xchat doesn't crash, but its annoying hehe. Using google I only found people with these error messages while using OpenOffice, but I found no answer. Any idea about where this errors come from ?
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Postby jofla » 27 Feb 2007 00:57

Ponder wrote:I probably could but is it worth risking the stability of the whole system with so many dependencies on said package just for one, regardless how good, piece of software?


It would be nice if someone would tell how to compile the client fully static against a GTK+2.10.
Get the newer GTK, extract it somewhere in /usr/local/, compile libs and headers, compile xchat statically against it, then rm -r /usr/local/GTK.
Or keep it there just in case, and that way the system will not be compromised.

I'd like to know if that would be possible, and if so, how ? Configure script doesn't offer anything about Xchat being fully statically compiled, and I never compiled GTK myself, always used readily available precompiled debs.

I tried compiling Xchat 2.6 statically against GTK by adding -s to gcc options, but it didn't work. Any suggestions ? Thank you.
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Postby NoBody » 23 Mar 2007 18:48

Too bad you also changed the /away-command's usage, instead of only adding /back. Scripts now must be updated to use /back instead of /away, for that i am dependent on the scripts author, since not all scripts come in perl/tcl format :?

This is a problem with, for example, xchat-systray. Instead of setting me back on all networks i am on, it now gives an error on all networks and i have to /back myself on all networks...

This is very annoying; could it be possible to either reverse the /away-command to it's old behavior, or make an option so people can choose between the old or the new away-command system :?:
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