Well we finally got our release process down a bit better and were able to do a quicker release (from 1.2 to 1.3, compared to our previous few releases). This is great news, as it gives incremental changes to our users faster! There’s some new features available, which are mostly covered on the Instantbird blog, but quickly:
- IRC now supports SASL authentication, which is required by Freenode when connecting from Tor or certain IP ranges.
- Long messages over IRC are now smartly chopped and sent as multiple messages (instead of being truncated).
- The “Show Nick” add-on was integrated: this allows styling of a mentioned nick in a conversation (and is extremely useful for following multiple conversations).
- Various other minor improvements…
Instantbird 1.3 is based off of Mozilla 16.0.2, but I believe we’re hoping to update to mozilla-central soon in order to benefit from cool new technologies, like WebRTC! You should check out Instantbird now!