Adium 0.80 released

The Adium team is proud to announce the availability of Adium X 0.80, a major update to its multi-protocol instant messaging application. Adium 0.80 brings a completely new status system with available messages and invisibility on supported protocols, built-in secure encrypted messaging via Off-the-Record Messaging, the long-awaited file transfer progress interface, customizable built-in Growl notification system support, blocking, customizable service and status icons, full OS X 10.4 compatibility, and much, much more.

See the Version History for a summary of changes, or the full change list for a mind-boggling look at just how much we’ve accomplished in terms of new features and bug fixes since work began on Adium 0.80 in October 2004.

An exciting highlight: Adium 0.80 is now officially multilingual! Adium is now translated into Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese. This is the first translated release, so please remember that translations are a work in progress; there are still some small parts of Adium which remain in English. The Adium forums now have an Adium Localizations subforum where you can help if you’re so inclined.

We’d like to thank our hosting providers for their donated bandwidth, storage space, and time. The Adium 0.80 download is hosted by Cache Fly whose high speed and low latency we’re sure you’ll appreciate. The Adium code repository and email accounts are hosted by Penguin Militia Networks who will donate $5 to Adium for every new account which lists us as the referral. And, if you enjoy Adium 0.80, please consider showing your support directly.

A lot has changed; we’ve made every effort to migrate preferences from Adium 0.7x, but some components — notably the Events system — were so completely rewritten as to make that impossible, so please explore the redesigned preferences before reporting issues. 🙂

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