HelLViS69 of the KVIrc project just announced that release candidate 3 of their IRC client in the 4.0 branch is available for testing.
The changelog sounds pretty interesting and the client seems to have gotten lots of new features and more than 200 bugs have been fixed since RC1.
In the announcement, developer HelLViS69 lists the new features in this build, such as an “automagical wizard to create theme packages, the new class editor (no more classes in aliases!), the smart nick coloring which permits to select your favourite fore/background color”.
But how about something revolutionary? Developer CtrlAltCa has something in store for us:
DCC Video Chat – yes, you read that right and no, this is no April Fools joke But a picture says more than 1000 words:
The picture shown is from an early implementation of DCC Video and only uses SJPEG so the video quality should be much better with the current Ogg Theora codec. Sadly, this feature is currently only available for Linux users of KVIrc since it uses the V4L/V4Lv2 backends.
Developer CtrlAltCa however says that there will be a cross-platform implementation using Phonon as its backend, so multi-platform DCC Video Chat will be just a matter of time.