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2.8.3beta / 2.8.3 fi

Postby peterz » 12 Feb 2007 03:31

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Postby By-Tor » 12 Feb 2007 04:59

Very nice indeed. Will there be open beta testing anytime soon? :)
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Postby Alchera » 12 Feb 2007 06:19

Looks very interesting indeed. :D

I am just wondering how it will look when connected to 3 networks with up to 6 IRCop filtering windows open at the same time. :wink:
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Postby peterz » 12 Feb 2007 06:22

Alchera wrote:Looks very interesting indeed. :D

I am just wondering how it will look when connected to 3 networks with up to 6 IRCop filtering windows open at the same time. :wink:


Probably a little full! The default setting will still be left side for the tree and right side for the userlist, this is just another option.

The ultimate would be to allow you to drag&drop the userlist, tree, menubar etc and place them wherever you like. But now I'm just dreaming...
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Postby peterz » 12 Feb 2007 07:28

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2.8.3 beta1
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This assumes you have 2.8.x already installed, it is incomplete on its own.
It is only for registered users. Unzip this file to C:\Program Files\XChat and
then run xchat!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CHANGES SINCE 2.8.1b:
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* When explorer.exe crashes and restarts itself, XChat will now re-create its
  tray icon, previously it would disappear.

* Connecting to SSL IRC servers no longer requires OpenSSL libraries. We now
  use Windows' own TLS library (aka SChannel). This removes a dependancy on a
  528 KB file, saving space and memory. I have tested approx 20 SSL servers and
  only 1 is failing, which I suspect is the server's own fault. Please report
  any failures or feedback on this, as the code is pretty new and complex!

* The Tree-View can now be placed above the user list as seen in the
  screenshots earlier in this thread.

* The user list can now be placed on the left side with /set gui_ulist_left 1,
  but requires a restart. It may be added to the GUI as a proper option later,
  if I can get instant-apply to work.

* The entry box's right-click menu now adds the "Windows IME" input method.
  This is useful for inputing various non-English languages. There's a whole
  thread on this at http://forum.xchat.org/viewtopic.php?t=3433
  Setting the environment variable GTK_IM_MODULE to "ime" will make this stick.


http://xchat.org/files/binary/win32/xchat-283beta1.zip
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Postby AllMassive » 15 Feb 2007 02:49

Really *VERY* nice new Display-Modes - i use them since today.

Would it be possible to add a option to change the color of the background of the userlist+Tree-View ?
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Postby daemon404 » 15 Feb 2007 21:02

:o even smaller installers now. :)
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Postby peterz » 16 Feb 2007 12:25

Here's BETA2:

http://xchat.org/files/binary/win32/xch ... 3beta2.exe (Only 0.9 MB!)

Changes from BETA1 are:

* Left side userlist is now supported even with "resizeable userlist" off.
* Changed the way tray icons are set internally. Possibly a vain attempt to fix the CTRL-V bug (?).
* Launching two or more copies of XChat will no longer make the tray icon disappear in the new copies.
* Nick serv authentication is now sent without the ":" when using the /NICKSERV or /NS method. More at sf.net bug tracker.
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Postby By-Tor » 16 Feb 2007 21:11

Downloaded and running. No issues so far. :)
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Postby AllMassive » 17 Feb 2007 15:34

Also over here - also no trayicon-problems anymore.
I really like the new Channelswitcher - my Xchat looks much 'cleaner' now.

AllMassive wrote:Would it be possible to add a option to change the color of the background of the userlist+Tree-View ?

Would this be possible - the white color hurts my eyes :P
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Postby Alchera » 17 Feb 2007 22:36

AllMassive wrote:Would this be possible - the white color hurts my eyes :P

How about this Copy & Paste problem gets fixed first before any more feature requests are posted in the wrong forum again?
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Postby Suxen » 18 Feb 2007 13:06

Looking neat. Only one request- is there any chance there could be a choice to show the channel list switcher below the userlist? Strange as it seems, I just find it more comfortable looking at the Userlist first, then the Tree view for server/channel switching :wink:
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Postby sdemon » 21 Feb 2007 15:02

Looks nice, when it will available on Linux?
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Postby peterz » 23 Feb 2007 11:00

2.8.3 final is now out. The change log reads:

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News for 2.8.3 (23/Feb/2007)
    * When explorer.exe crashes and restarts itself, XChat will now re-create its tray icon, previously it would disappear.
    * Launching two or more copies of XChat will no longer make the tray icon disappear in the new copies.
    * Connecting to SSL IRC servers no longer requires OpenSSL libraries. We now use Windows' own TLS library (aka SChannel). This removes a dependancy on a 528 KB file, saving space and memory. I have tested approx 20 SSL servers and only 1 is failing, which I suspect is the server's own fault. Please report any failures or feedback on this, as the code is pretty new and complex!
    * The Tree-View can now be placed above the user list, as seen in this forum thread.
    * The user list can now be placed on the left side with /set gui_ulist_left 1, but requires a restart.
    * The entry box's right-click menu now adds the "Windows IME" input method. This is useful for inputing various non-English languages. There's a whole thread on this here. Setting the environment variable GTK_IM_MODULE to "ime" will make this stick.
    * Nick serv authentication is now sent without the ":" when using the /NICKSERV or /NS method. More at sf.net.
    * Reverted an unintented charset change in 2.8.1a&b. When using "IRC (Latin/Unicode Hybrid)" mode, a č (c with caron) would be sent as plain 'c' when it should have been sent as UTF-8 with the caron preserved.
    * Fixed a bug in the "Copy Selected Link" URL right-click menu on non-ASCII characters.
    * Perl: Fixed a timer bug that could cause a crash during /reloadall or /unloadall.
    * Fixed a crash bug in /MENU. Adding a radio or toggle item that deleted itself in its own select-command would crash.
    * Automated crash reporting to www.xchat.org (optional). If/When a crash occurs, you will be asked if you want to send information about the crash to our web site.
    * Upgraded this log to proper html.


Caveat: "Show channel switcher: Above Userlist" and "Show utilities in: Tabs" is not a workable combination.
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Postby By-Tor » 23 Feb 2007 16:57

One small bug I noticed is that ctcp version returns an empty string. Was this done purposely?
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