"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
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
added support for the jabber:iq:last extension, which allows
you to see how long someone has been idle or when they last logged
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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