Archive for May, 2004

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

Benjamin Costello just asked me to relay his words to you:

“Hello friends,

After many months of consideration and many hours of coding, I am very happy to announce the rebirth of Adium X(tras)!

Here’s the deal:

  • The site is now fully dynamic — meaning that it is database driven and has all the powers that come along with — these primary make it easy to manage for you, and for the moderators
  • Each xtra has its own detail page with user comments and user ratings
  • X(tra) creators can upload their own xtras, including a custom thumbnail image, and unlimited preview images
  • Registration is required to upload and manage your own X(tras), but anyone can browse and download

Please feel free to leave any comments here in this topic.

Thanks to everyone who helped test / etc. — I’ll have a credits page up at some point.

So, please add your xtras!

Go go GO and click the top right button that says, go figure, Xtras!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

The forums are temporarily down due to some hardware issues. Hopefully things will be resolved by thursday.

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

I just graduated.


Batchelor of Science in Mathematics, Michigan Technological University. Now only 6 more years of grad school to go…

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

So 0.55 is released. That was fast, wasn’t it?

It fixes the infamous crash on connect for a lot of Yahoo users, along other minor things. There are still some bugs, like the custom sound one and a crasher if you try to select a custom color for your outgoing text. The latter is already fixed in source for 0.56, that should arrive as expected next friday.


Saturday, May 8th, 2004

Hey everyone, hope you’re enjoying 0.54. You may have noticed the Nightmare duck on the disk image. Don’t worry, he won’t bite. Your selected dock icon will return as soon as Adium starts up. We’re taking a page from Apple’s book: each week, Adium will have a new duck. Ducks, large cats, same thing, right? 🙂

By the way, how was the AP Computer exam? I took AB last year and A the year before, and I hear it’s in Java now. Feel free to email me what you thought of the test, and your thoughts on Java (as opposed to C++, which is what it used to be). Look forward to 0.55, it’s gonna be ducky!

Friday, May 7th, 2004

Hello there version 0.54 released, we hope you enjoy it a lot.

Please read these known issues:

  • The “Custom…” option in soundset preferences doesn’t work.
  • In the message history display, the header timestamps are not displaying properly.
  • Yahoo accounts will crash at sign on if privacy settings are enabled via an official client. Very sorry about the inconvenience on that one.

Friday, May 7th, 2004

Adium 0.54 is now available, and it’s a solid release with a lot of good bug fixes. 🙂 Of particular note, performance (especially during connect time) should be significantly improved; AIM file sending is working again; the WebKit message view will work for our Chinese and Japanese speaking friends now; and several MSN issues including a common freeze when sending an ampersand and were solved.

As always, check out the Version History to the right for a complete list of changes, as a lot more than just that was changed by your ever-vigilant Adium team.