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irssi 0.8.15 has been released

The irssi project just released version 0.8.15 of their commandline IRC client.

This updated version fixes two security issues: a “hard to exploit” remote crash bug and one where the client didn’t check the hostname on SSL connections, so this release is a recommended update.

irssi 0.8.15 Channel View

irssi 0.8.15 Channel View

But besides quite a few bugfixes there are feature additions too: Among others, irssi now shows why a SSL certificate failed validation, paste detection has been improved and quiet-bans (+q) of Charybdis-based IRCds are now displayed in the channel window.

The full changelog can be viewed here and downloads for various Linux distributions as well as sources and links to the SVN repos can be found here.

Thanks for the tip go to Brad!

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lightIRC 0.9.9 released

The free Flash IRC client lightIRC has been released on April 1st and that totally wasn’t an April Fools joke.

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel View

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel View

The webchat client adds new translations for Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Bulgarian and is now available in a whopping total of 20 languages.

The need to access an authentication-file on lightirc.com has been removed and therefore it can now run on a LAN without any kind of Internet-access.

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel Central

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel Central

There have been a few miscellaneous fixes and a little code cleanup according to author valentin and the changelog also mentions a feature removal – The proxy feature has been dropped since it wasn’t “running good enough for production environments”.

The download of version 0.9.9 as well as the complete changelog can be found here.

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Yaaic Android IRC client 0.2 released

The Yaaic project brings us yet another release of their IRC client for the Android platform and is now available for download as version 0.2.

This new version – released just one week after v0.1 – has a few bugs fixed, features added as well as a few cosmetic touch-ups.

Developer pocmo writes in his announcement that he, despite the fact that he dropped the “Beta” from its name, still considers Yaaic to be in the Beta stage which it will most likely remain “as long as there’s a 0 at the beginning of the version number”.

57 commits have been made and a few nasty bugs have been squashed – One particularly nasty bug “causing some messages to appear in the wrong channels / queries” has been fixed which makes this new release a recommended upgrade.

UTF-8 is now the default encoding and according to pocmo there will be an option to choose one in a future release.

The download for version 0.2 can be found here and the complete changelog is located here.

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IRC client Nettalk 6.7.4 released

Nettalk, a free and opensource’d IRC client for the Windows platform has released an update and is now available as version 6.7.4.

The multi-language client, whose interface is available in no less than seven languages, has had a few glitches fixed of which some would only be noticeable on Windows 7.

Nettalk Channelview

Nettalk Channelview

A bug with DCC resuming that possibly could have corrupted files has been fixed and there’s also a new feature in this release:

You can now search for commands by the description of what they do by entering /? on the input-line.

Confused? Then take a look at the following screenshot:

Nettalk Commandsearch

Nettalk Commandsearch

That looks useful and should mostly help new users getting used to the client or help veterans to remember commands that one only uses once every thousand years.

You can get the client from here – current Nettalk users can update by just executing /update.

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Yaaic – Yet another Android IRC client 0.1 Beta released

The Yaaic project – short for “Yet another Android IRC client” – just released a 0.1 Beta version of their IRC client for the Android platform.

The announcement came via Twitter from @Yaaic who had posted a screenshot of the first-ever query handled by his IRC client earlier:

Yaaics first query ever

Yaaics first query ever

All the basic features seem to be there and even though it is an early version it already has multi-server support which seems to work flawlessly.

Developer pocmo has posted a video on Vimeo, demonstrating his IRC client:

We’ll keep watching this client closely & wish pocmo all the best for his client and all of its future releases!

Have you tried it on your Android device? Will you switch your mobile IRC client in favour of Yaaic?