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Smuxi is out, extends CTCP support & adds ignore filters

Smuxi, the “Smart MUltipleXed” IRC client was updated to version on Friday.

The new version contains 13 new features, fixes 29 bugs and is now available in 4 new languages – Portuguese, Danish, Finnish and Catalan, of which the latter two are currently only partially translated. Six already existing translations have been updated and project lead meebey asks interested parties to contribute and further improve them.

Interesting new features include the freshly added linemarker which inserts a red line where you last looked into the channel, a private message window or the Twitter tab – see the below screenshot:

Smuxi 0.7.2 Main Window on Linux

Smuxi 0.7.2 Main Window on Linux

Even more interesting is the new filter capability this release introduces: You now can ignore events and messages using both regular expressions as well as wildcards, giving you quite a bit of flexibility on which events you’d like to dismiss.

Smuxi 0.7.2 Filter Preferences on Linux

Smuxi 0.7.2 Filter Preferences on Linux

The titlebar of the client has gotten some work too and now shows activewindowname @ network – programname which is useful if you want to see at a glance where the text you’re typing is going to – who didn’t post or paste something into the totally wrong window at the most inappropiate time yet?

CTCP support has been expanded too and the client now replies to CTCP TIME, CTCP FINGER and CTCP USERINFO. Probably of more practical use is the new logging function – currently Smuxi can log to file and uses a logformat that is almost similar to the one of irssi – besides the timestamp which prepended to entries in full.

For the future, more logging backends are planned and may include “SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL and such” says developer meebey. Also on the roadmap for a 0.8 release is a plugin architecture but it “remains to be seen” which features this will support.

The complete list of changes, additions and fixes can be found in the 0.7.2 roadmap and if you got curious you can grab the download for Windows and Linux from here.

Thanks for the tip and the pictures go to meebey himself! ;)

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