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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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Nettalk fixes crash bug and releases 6.6.4

Nettalk, an opensource IRC client available for Windows, was updated to version 6.6.4.

The main reason behind this update was a bug that has been found in version 6.5.6 of the client: a crash that can be triggered from remote using CTCP messages.

Whenever the first character of a message is an ASCII 1 the client crashes. According to Ntalk author Mirici the bug can not be exploited to cause more harm than the client crashing but he has released a fixed version of it.

Other reasons why users of Nettalk might want to upgrade is the “improved DCC function that is much faster compared to other clients” and the “improved and fixed handling of Chinese character handling using both UTF-8 and ASCII”.

Thanks go to Elmaron for the tip and Mirici for quickly fixing the bug!