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Linux Orbit: 10 Questions with Julian Missig of the Gabber project

Mar 02, 2001, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Recently, Linux Orbit editor-in-chief John Gowin has been writing a series of articles on open source Instant Messaging clients for GNU/Linux. While researching the last installment of the series on universal IM clients, Julian Missig, one of the developers of the Gabber project, offered some assistance with any questions about the Gabber client. The following interview with Julian was the result."

"Linux Orbit: You said in an earlier email that a new version of Gabber would be available shortly. What are some of the new features?

Julian Missig: Gabber 0.8.2pre2 was released to go into the GNOME 1.4 Beta 2 Fifth Toe release. We're working our way towards 0.8.2, and so far we've:

  • fixed a problem concerning getting information for users not on the Jabber roster
  • added many additional keyboard accelerators
  • reorganized almost all of the source code, cleaning up the style to bemore consistent
  • updated the UTF-8 support from GAL, which fixes some large bugs
  • fixed the display of roster groups so that Gabber no remembers which were open and which were closed
  • added support for automatically changing status to 'away' after being idle
  • added support for the jabber:iq:last extension, which allows you to see how long someone has been idle or when they last logged out
  • fixed the quoting in normal messages to be more eMail-like
and I'm currently working on having preset status messages, we'll see how that goes. I also just got a patch which adds support for right-clicking URLs in normal messages. There will most likely be even more changes before 0.8.2 is finally released."

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