Adium 1.1 Released

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Date: Monday, August 13th, 2007, 08:38
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Over the weekend, Adium, the open-source instant messaging client with support for multiple programs (including AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo! Google Talk, Bonjour, etc.) was updated to version 1.1.
The new version, a 14 megabyte download, boasts the following new features and changes:
-Rewritten tabs using PSMTabBarControl (Kent Sutherland, mentored by David Smith).
-Tabs can now be oriented vertically or horizontally (#3372).
-Tabs handle overflow better, by showing a “chevron” (») pop-up menu (#12).
-Improved drag & drop behavior with tabs (#2555).
-Improved tab length calculation (#6775).
-Tabs can display the number of unread messages Contact List.
-Horizontal autosizing of the contact list is now more accurate (#6618).
-Added an animated transition for contact list sorting (#5633) Hi, LH. Xtras.
-StatusItem can now be customized via .AdiumMenuBarIcons AdiumXtras (#7237).
-Improved Adiumy emoticon text equivalents (#6327).
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Over the weekend,
Adium, the open-source instant messaging client with support for multiple programs (including AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo! Google Talk, Bonjour, etc.) was updated to version 1.1.
The new version, a 14 megabyte download, boasts the following new features and changes:
-Rewritten tabs using PSMTabBarControl (Kent Sutherland, mentored by David Smith).
-Tabs can now be oriented vertically or horizontally (#3372).
-Tabs handle overflow better, by showing a “chevron” (») pop-up menu (#12).
-Improved drag & drop behavior with tabs (#2555).
-Improved tab length calculation (#6775).
-Tabs can display the number of unread messages Contact List.
-Horizontal autosizing of the contact list is now more accurate (#6618).
-Added an animated transition for contact list sorting (#5633) Hi, LH. Xtras.
-StatusItem can now be customized via .AdiumMenuBarIcons AdiumXtras (#7237).
-Improved Adiumy emoticon text equivalents (#6327).
-Custom menu bar icons are now preserved when upgrading to a new version of Adium (#6972).
-Multi-state menu bar icon options (#4905).
-Detailed menu bar status is now optional via menu bar xtras (#4532).
-Added a %messageClasses% keyword to message view styles?, allowing greatly improved CSS selector targeting.
User Interface:
-Automatically remember buddy list positioning when plugging in external monitors (#5583).
-The menu bar icon now updates with a badge when a custom available message is selected (#4924).
-Added a “Show Contact List” item to StatusItem (#772).
-Corrected a slight visual misalignment in StatusItem (#4419).
-Added a separator line underneath “All” in transcript viewer (#5129).
-Toolbar button to send nudge/buzz (notification) (#6635).
-Added events for nudge/buzz (notification).
-Clarified UI to show that logging needs to be on for message history to work (#6682).
-Move Accounts to the left of the prefs window (#6190).
File Transfer:
-Fixed resolving of aliases for file transfers (#6601).
Chat Transcripts:
-Usernames are now shown in the chat transcript viewer (#6760, #6866).
Misc.:
-There is no longer an invisible window when Exposé is active and the contact list is offscreen (#6397).
-Adium now handles disconnecting when AirPort is turned off more gracefully (#6466).
-Improved determination of network availability when waking from sleep (#5678).
-Added an iChat importer (#6698).
-Improved display of idle times when somebody is really, really idle (#1347).
-The time zone now updates while Adium is running (#5383).
-Group chats no longer attempt to send files dropped on the message text field (#7133).
-Drag & drop of .textClipping files is now handled properly (#6929).
-When responding to an authorization request, adding the contact to your contact list now uses the correct account (#6977).
-Updated sound playing to be more likely to work on future versions of Mac OS X (#5636).
-Added grace period following closing of message window during which a new autoreply will not be sent if they message you again (#4849).
-The cursor now reappears when sending a message, as well as when moving the mouse (#5651).
-Attempting to delete multiple saved statuses at once only deletes one (#6608).
-Appearance preferences now include MenuBarIcons (#6335).
-When Adium is run from the installation disk image, we now offer to install it. Thanks to Google for donating the code for this feature.
-Updated to libpurple 2.1.0.
Dock:
-Dock icon (.AdiumIcon) Xtras now work correctly with case-sensitive HFS+ (#176).
Performance and Memory:
-Fixed leaks in outgoing messages in DirectConnect chats (#6982).
-Temporary files are now deleted sooner than in 1.0.x (for example, when closing a chat) (#6732).
-Removed all remaining calls to QuickDraw APIs, improving performance (#5770).
-Improved smoothness of ContactList hiding animation in the Regular Window style (#6396).
Service-specific Updates:
-Oscar (AIM, ICQ and .Mac).
-Corrected handling of different inline images with the same name (#5493).
-Support embedded iTunes link when using the iTunes status on AIM (#3152).
-DirectConnect requests are now automatically accepted for contacts on your contact list (#700, #5934).
-Improved display of the error message when attempting to send a message that’s too large for AIM (#6469).
-Fixed login with AIM for certain screennames which were previously AOL names (#2013).
-Fixed the “Unable to format screen name” error on ICQ (#6533).
-Jabber (includes Google Talk and LiveJournal Talk).
-Added (some) support for xmpp: URIs (#6541).
-Fixed a crash when retrieving a user icon over XMPP (Jabber) (#7240).
-Quit yo Jibba Jabba.
-Corrected client information (#7256).
-Bonjour.
-Bonjour contacts are no longer marked as online after signing off (#5992)
MSN.
-Added support for right-to-left messages (#5431).
Adium 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to run.
If you’ve tried the new version or have positive or negative feedback about the program, let us know in the comments or forums.

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