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

[ Thanks to John
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
  • 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
  • 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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