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Loudmouth 0.17

Loudmouth 0.17 released

Imendio is happy to announce a new version of Loudmouth. This release adds support to connect to a different server than the host part of the JID. Also added API to have Loudmouth send keep-alive packages at regular intervals.

What is Loudmouth
Loudmouth is a small C library for writing Jabber clients written using GLib. It's designed to be extensible while maintaining ease of use.

News in 0.17

  • Compile fixes (Sjoerd Simons)
  • Depends on GLib 2.4
  • Fixed memory leak
  • Added support to work tunnel, using another JID than the connect server.
  • Support for keep alive packages

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Gossip 0.7.7

Gossip 0.7.7 released
Aug 27, 2004

Imendio is very happy to announce version 0.7.7 of our instant messaging client Gossip!

Gossip is an instant messaging client for GNOME with an easy-to-use interface, providing users of the GNOME Desktop with a friendly way to keep in touch with their friends.

This release features a nice addition in that you see which contacts has been updated in the contact list. Often you find yourself noticing that something changed but when you look you can't find what actually changed. Martyn was quick to solve this and now the background changes on a contact for 7 seconds after an update.

Geert-Jan did some work to make the group chat behave more like a normal chat. And Mikael Hallendal added support for keep-alive packages being sent and HTTP proxy being used if the user has setup a desktop global HTTP proxy. You can also specify a different host to connect to instead of just being able to specify your JID.

Full list of fixes in 0.7.7:

  • Make the groupchat input area the same as in chats (Geert-Jan)
  • Improved URL recognizer (Johan Hammar)
  • Fixed name bug when chatting with people not in your contact list (Micke)
  • Cut supported in chat windows (cuts from input area) (Thomas Reynolds)
  • Support for specifying both JID and connect server (Micke)
  • Support for HTTP proxy, uses desktop global settings (Micke)
  • Notify on updates in the contact list (Change the background on that row for 7 seconds) (Martyn)
  • New translations (ga)
  • Updated translations (cs, nl, en_GB, lt, cy, sq, ru, eu, en_CA, es, nl, pt, da)
  • New translations (en_CA, uk, eo, ar)
  • Updated translations: (lt, cs, en_GB, nl, ca, pt_BR, sv, zh_CN, da, pl, pt)

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Gnome Pilot 2.0.11
Gnome Pilot Conduits 2.0.11

Gnome Pilot 2.0.11 (Recompile no more) has been released: 2.0.11.tar.gz -conduits-2.0.11.tar.gz

Gnome Pilot Changes:
* Store USB device vendor/product ids in a file so new devices are easier to support
* Add support for Aceeca MEZ100, Acer S50/S60, Garmin Ique 3600, Samsung SPH-I500, Sony Clie UX50, Sony Clie TJ35 (Frederic Lespez), Tapwave Zodiac, Handspring Treo 600
* Fix MemoFile conduit crash (Matt Davey)
* gcc 3.4 build fixes (Frederic Crozat)
* disable USB device existence checking for devfs (Frederic Crozat)
* Updated translations (Gnome Translation Team)

Gnome Pilot Conduit Changes:
* Fix memo conduit first run issue (Nathan Owens)
* Updated translations (Gnome Translation Team)


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Gnome OSD 0.5.0

Gnome OSD is an OSD (On Screen Display) notification system for the Gnome desktop.

Overview of Changes from gnome-osd 0.4.0 to gnome-osd 0.5.0

  • New preferences to play a sound on message popup and automatically hide text on mouse hover.
  • Fixes:
    • XML-escape title of songs in rhythmbox plugin (some songs were not displaying due to pango markup error).


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Planner 0.12.1

Imendio proudly presents the release of Planner 0.12.1!

Planner is a project management application for the GNOME desktop.

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