Instantbird 1.3 Released!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

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 …

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On Status

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Something that comes up often about Instantbird is why we only support three statuses: Available, Unavailable and Offline. (We do actually support a fourth one too, Idle, but that is set automatically, not chosen by the user.) Frequently this discussion is in the context of wanting an “Invisible” status, but …

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Instantbird 1.2 Released (with awesome new IRC features)!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

If you haven’t seen the announcement… Instantbird 1.2 has been released! It’s got a ton of great new features that I’m excited for: better tab complete, a marker showing the last viewed messages, support for Bonjour and more. But the most exciting bits to me are …

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IRC Auto-Performs

Monday, June 11, 2012

There have been a few requests to support “auto-performs” (sending commands to the IRC server after connection that the user types into a box or whatever). Personally I find this to be:

  1. A fairly awful user experience.
  2. Confusing to new users.
  3. Unnecessary.

I additionally don’t like this idea since …

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Instantbird Contact List Hack #2

Sunday, January 15, 2012

There was a request on the Instantbird Bugzilla to always show contacts in the contact list as the “big” contact (as shown when a contact is selected). Similarly to my last post, this can easily be done with userChrome.css. See the post if you don’t know what userChrome …

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