Archive for the ‘beta’ Category

Adium 1.4b18 released

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Hello folks,

We are closing in on the release of Adium 1.4 and have released a new beta, b18, today.

Most prominently, this release fixes Twitter support, disables Facebook authorisation requests and refreshes many translations. Adium 1.4b18 also takes libpurple to version 2.6.6 with some selected changes from 2.7.0 fixing Yahoo! Japan login and bringing greatly improved Gadu-Gadu support. It is available via Adium’s integrated Sparkle updating mechanism and at the beta page where you can also find the full list of changes made since b17.

Please test contact management in particular – combined contacts, (re)moving contacts and the like – since substantial parts of the contact lists have been rewritten for Adium 1.4.


Yahoo! change

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Yahoo! has made a change on their server that prevents Adium 1.3.4 and the 1.4 betas from connecting. We have released a new beta, beta 7, which contains the fix.

As we’ve noted before, 1.4 will require Leopard. Those of you who are still hanging on to Tiger are currently stuck, as we do not yet have a fixed version for you. We’ll release a 1.3.5 shortly after Libpurple 2.5.7 comes out, as that version will also contain the fix. (Libpurple, for those of you who don’t know, is the library Adium uses to connect to Yahoo! and most other services.) The Adium 1.4 betas use pre-release versions of Libpurple 2.6.

1.4 beta, 1.3.4 release

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I am very pleased to announce the availability of Adium 1.3.4, our latest stable release. This features mostly improvements to the core: an updated libpurple, and an updated Facebook chat plugin. This is a highly-recommended upgrade, as it fixes an issue where Facebook would connect to the server too fast, utilizing too much bandwidth. 1.3.4 is likely going to be our final release for 10.4 users.

Along with our release of 1.3.4, I’m terribly eager to announce the first of our series of betas for Adium 1.4, which features two new protocols, IRC and Twitter, as well as a ridiculously long list of improvements, including the latest and greatest in the world of libpurple. 1.4 requires 10.5, so sorry Tiger users. 🙁

From support for contacts in multiple groups, to an all-new authorizations window (which pulls together all authorization requests into one window), and more changes than you can think of, this is definitely an excellent release. Give it a shot, report any bugs, and enjoy your newfound pleasures!

If you’re looking for a group chat message style, since you can now set it independently of normal chats, feel free to check out my favorite, yMous. yMous has all the bells and whistles, and even includes topic support for Jabber and IRC chats.

We’re always looking for talented help to improve our code with us! See how you can help. Patches always welcome!

A big thanks to our host Network Redux, who recently moved us over to an even better hardware setup and our CDN provider CacheFly whose download speeds are blowing our mind.

1.3.4 beta

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Hi folks! We’ve released a 1.3.4 beta, available at the beta page.

This is a small bugfix release, which includes a newer version of libpurple’s 2.5.5 release, as well as a newer version of pidgin-facebookchat, the plugin which powers our Facebook chat. Pidgin-facebookchat 1.50 includes the fix for the bandwidth drain found in previous versions of the plugin.

Test it out, let us know how it goes! And yes, 1.4 is getting closer and closer; patience. 🙂

Adium 1.3.3 beta 1

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Just in time that we can pretend we meant to do it as a holiday gift, Adium 1.3.3b1 is out! The biggest improvements are from updating to libpurple 2.5.3, but there’s an assortment of other changes as well.

Adium 1.3 Beta!

Monday, June 9th, 2008

We are thrilled to announce the availability of Adium 1.3 Beta. You can download it from the beta page or enable “Update to beta versions when available” in the Adium General preferences.

New in Adium 1.3: A brand new, gorgeous Contact Inspector which brings together all a contact’s information in one place – coalescing combined contacts’ information and accessing your Apple Address Book to give you at-a-glance information; Facebook Chat; iPhone 2.0-style filtering search in the Standard Contact List; major performance improvements; and well over 150 enhancements and bug improvements from the Adium team alone, plus major updates from our friends at libpurple and Growl. See the Beta page for the full details.

Please test, enjoy, give us feedback and help further refine Adium 1.3, and get involved! 🙂

Adium 1.2 beta!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The beta of Adium 1.2 is available. We’ve gone through several beta iterations already, and release shouldn’t be too far off. Please report thoroughly any regressions you find in your testing. Enjoy!

Stop… Beta time!

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Adium 1.1.4b is now up for your testing. This will be a great bug fix release for all Adium 1.x users, particularly those running Mac OS X 10.5 🙂 As always, please follow the Reporting Bugs guidelines to submit your thorough reports of any new issues with this build. Happy hunting!

Pssst: Adium 1.1.2 beta

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The Adium 1.1.2 beta is now available. Get it while it’s hot!

Adium 1.1 beta

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Adium 1.1 beta is now available for your testing. This a major Adium release — see the beta page for the list of changes.

Got something to say about the 1.1 beta? Please use Trac after reading ReportingBugs. Enjoy!