XChat 2.8.3e is out

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XChat 2.8.3e is out

Postby peterz » 13 May 2007 06:18

News for 2.8.3e (13/May/2007)
* Scrolling with a background image is now much faster.
* Fixed underscore ('_') in the nick-name right-click menu being drawn as an underline.
* ut2004:// URLs are now underlined too.
* /set gui_tray_flags 4 will now enable a "Minimize to tray" feature. Clicking the window minimize button will minimize to tray instead of the task-bar.
* Fixed bug: [1680762] Notify fails if network name contains spaces.
* Fixed a crash if your clock was accidently set beyond 2038.
* XChat now handles multi-monitor and resolution changes more gracefully, so that menus arn't drawn off-screen etc.
* Script and Plugin related changes:
o /SETTEXT with no argument now clears the input box.
o Returning 0 from an FD hook now unhooks it (C API and Perl).
o Python now has a xchat.strip method (to strip mIRC codes).

Explanation of the gui_tray_flags setting
This setting is really for hardcore users who want to tweak the window/tray behaviour of XChat. Possible values for gui_tray_flags are listed below. You may combine them by adding the numbers up. The minimum XChat version is listed in square brackets.

1 [2.8.1] Window CLOSE button will minimize to tray instead of quiting.
2 [2.8.1] Don't show balloons unless hidden or iconified (normally it would show them if the window is not focused or behind another window too).
4 [2.8.3e] Window MINIMIZE button will minimize to tray instead of the task-bar.

For example, if you want to turn ON all three flags type this command: /set gui_tray_flags 7
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Postby bassgoonist » 14 May 2007 16:12

Wow, thanks for fixing multi monitor stuff...I feel so silly, I should've mentioned it in the forums a long time ago if that's all the longer it took to fix.
Certainly feel like I got my $20 worth now ;)
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Postby wraithe » 14 May 2007 18:51

Awesome release! I felt I received my 20 bux worth when I initially bought the program and it just keeps getting better. I must say though the below item has to be the most interesting fix. How do you accidentally set it that far ahead? What happens if I advance to 3999?

* Fixed a crash if your clock was accidently set beyond 2038.
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Postby scarney » 14 May 2007 21:20

very cool. you guys are really pumping out the work!. much appreciated and keep it up. we thank you for it!.
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Postby peterz » 15 May 2007 06:41

Thanks guys, good to hear. I was beginning to think interest was waning.

I don't know how someone sets their year beyond 2038, but it came through in the auto-crash-reporting a few times. This is the Y2K38 bug. Maybe they're setting Windows to the Jewish year 5767 :)
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Postby NoBody » 15 May 2007 13:41

Looks nice :)

Any idea when you will release 2.8.3* for Linux? :P
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Postby bassgoonist » 15 May 2007 18:37

NoBody wrote:Looks nice :)

Any idea when you will release 2.8.3* for Linux? :P

My guess would be never since only windows versions end in odd numbers...
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Postby NoBody » 15 May 2007 18:46

bassgoonist wrote:
NoBody wrote:Looks nice :)

Any idea when you will release 2.8.3* for Linux? :P

My guess would be never since only windows versions end in odd numbers...

2.8.4* then...
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Postby PennStater » 29 May 2007 14:43

Some very nice changes, including the multi-monitor fix. My favorite change in this version is the /set gui_tray_flags 5 option... since I always like to minimize xchat to be only in the tray. 8)

Peter, I love that you listen to your users and give them what they want. As stated above, definitely worth the $20. :)
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Postby Neillithan » 13 Jun 2007 08:22

You should really implement paragraph spacing. That is worth $20.
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Postby Alchera » 13 Jun 2007 14:33

Neillithan wrote:You should really implement paragraph spacing. That is worth $20.

Buy mIRC?

Enable "Indent nick names".
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"Vivez hors du quartier où vous habitez"
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Postby Lax » 14 Jun 2007 15:04

Great work, keep it up!
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