Archive for May, 2007

GSoC 2007 branches

Monday, May 28th, 2007

These are the student branches for GSoC 2007:

I created these branches in r19787 from trunk@19786.

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

The Adium blog is not a support forum. Support requests, bug reports, and enhancement requests will always be ignored if left in the comments. Use trac.

Adium 1.0.4

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Look! Coming down the intertubes! It’s a bird… it’s a… Actually, it is a bird. A duck, specifically…

It’s Adium 1.0.4! This release fixes some serious crashes and bugs which snuck into 1.0.3, released just a week and a half ago. We worked hard to get this out to you ASAP, correcting sporadic crashes and problems with group chats. See the version history for all the details.

Get involved in open source development! See Contributing To Adium for information on getting involved, contributing code, and donating. πŸ™‚

AIM Available messages are broken for now :(

Monday, May 14th, 2007

We’ve gotten a slew of reports of broken AIM available messages, including the iTunes status. Unfortunately, this is a problem with the AIM servers. iChat, Pidgin, Miranda, and other clients are all seeing the same problem as a result. Hopefully it’ll be resolved soon. In the meantime, while Adium won’t report an error message if you set an available status, it appears that your contacts won’t be able to see the message. When it’s fixed, it’ll be fixed for everyone.

Adium 1.0.4 Beta Available

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

There were some fairly common issues reported in 1.0.3, so we’re fast-tracking 1.0.4. Beta 1 is up at the usual place

Neat dock icons

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

I was browsing through Deviant Art, and I stumbled upon these two dock icons:

Don Vito Corlino

We try to promote Xtras we like with the Xtra Of The Moment on the Adium Xtras site. These aren’t on there, and I like them, hence the linkage.

Very nice work.

Problems with Group Chat in Adium 1.0.3

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Many users are having problems with group chat in Adium 1.0.3.

We’ve fixed the problem for 1.0.4, which will hopefully be out in the near future. In the meantime, there is a workaround: Go to Adium->Preferences->Advanced->Message History and uncheck “Show up to 5 lines of history in new windows.” This will completely disable the display of recent messages in message windows, but group chat should be functional again.

If you don’t use group chats, or you’re not experiencing any problems, this doesn’t apply to you πŸ™‚

When Adium 1.0.4 comes out and you upgrade, you’ll probably want to turn the feature back on.

Forcing Spotlight to import old chat transcripts

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Adium 1.0.3 fixes Spotlight importing of chat transcripts. Unfortunately, this can do nothing for previously created transcripts, since Spotlight doesn’t see them as having changed and so doesn’t reimport them. The solution, however, is simple.

Method A: Yummy GUI goodness

Download this application and run it. It’s a wrapper for method Bβ€”all you have to do is double-click on it. It’ll exit immediately; Spotlight will reimport your logs in the background.

Method B: The manual way

Run the following command from Terminal to force Spotlight to reimport all logs:

mdimport -r “/Applications/”

If Adium is installed somewhere besides /Applications, change the path accordingly.

Edited by Peter Hosey to add the GUI version.

Adium 1.0.3

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

The Adium team is proud to announce the release of Adium 1.0.3. This is a significant bugfix release of the 1.0 series recommended for all Adium users running OS X 10.3.9 or later. We’ve reduced Adium’s memory footprint by plugging a major memory leak, greatly enhanced Adium’s ability to do AIM file transfer and direct IM when behind an Apple Airport router, improved retrieval of MSN buddy icons, fixed printing and Spotlight searching of chat transcripts, and fixed many more bugs and crashes. The Adium translators have kept their end of the bargain, so your favorite instant messaging client is still available in 18 languages in addition to English, plus some regional localizations.

Adium 1.0.3 switches to Unsanity’s Smart Crash Reports (SCR) for crash reporting. Adium will not install Smart Crash Reports automatically, but we recommend that you do so yourself. SCR lets information about crashes be sent both to an application’s developer (that’s us!) and to Apple (so that Apple engineers are aware of the problem and can fix it if it is from Apple’s own code). Installing is easy, and SCR only does anything if a program crashes.

Thanks as always for the continued support of our excellent site and code host NetworkRedux and our download host Cachefly!

Want to help with Adium’s development? See Contributing To Adium for information on getting involved, contributing code, and donating. πŸ™‚

Pidgin 2.0.0!

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Pidgin, the instant messaging client formerly known as Gaim, has — after nearly 2 years in development — released version 2.0.0, a huge milestone for the project. You, dear Adium user, have been seeing the fruits of the Pidgin team’s labor towards 2.0.0 since Adium 1.0, as we’ve been utilizing cutting-edge builds of libpurple, the library which powers Pidgin, the text-based client Finch, and Adium.

If you or your friends are using Linux or Windows, be sure to check out this new (and first) release of Pidgin and Finch, the “Pimpin’ Penguin IM Clients That’re Good for the Soul.” Mazel tov to the Pidgin team on their release!

p.s. The Pidgin project, always an ideological brother of Adium’s, is even more so now that its mascot is of the avian variety πŸ™‚