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DMDirc 0.6.3 released

DMDirc, a free and open source IRC client written in Java, just announced the availability of a new version of their client.

DMDirc 0.6.3 Channelview

DMDirc 0.6.3 Channelview

This release, 0.6.3, introduces lots and lots of new features and improvements.

The DCC plugin has had a “particularly silly bug which rate limited all DCCs to 10KB/s in past versions” as well as a few other misc bugs.

Channel & URL links now work better since a few extra characters are now parsed correctly which would’ve broken them before.

A topic bar has been added which lets you view and edit it easily – topic history handling has been improved as well.

The plugin browser which has been introduced with the previous release now actually works (yay! ;) ) and lets you “browse through plugins, themes and action packs from within DMDirc, and download and install them with one click”.

Aside from that, developer Chris announces that at the same time they end their support for their Subversion repository as they’ve migrated everything – including their build scripts – to Git now.

The download can be obtained from here and the pretty extensive changelog can be viewed here.

DMDIrc releases 0.6.3m1

The DMDIrc development team releases a new milestone, version 0.6.3m1 of the JAVA IRC client.

After nearly a year, we have just released DMDirc 0.6.3m1, with over 1000 commits resulting in over 200 feature additions, bug fixes and other changes

Developer Shane lists the below most notable fixes and additions in their blogpost:

  • A redesign of the preferences dialog
  • Improved support for SSL certficates (both client and server)
  • Support for SOCKS proxies
  • Ability to automatically restart the client after installing updates
  • Ability for plugins to specify ’services’ that they provide/require.
  • Ability for plugins to export (share) methods with each other
  • Improved MDI support
  • A more robust DCC plugin
  • Moving of the UI to a plugin, allowing for it to be updated separately from the main client

Users of DMDIrc should be notified of this update automatically “in the coming days” by the automatic updater.

The download can be grabbed from their download page.

Thanks go to Shane for the tip!