Do not post bugs or requests to the comments! Use Trac.
Saturday, January 31, 2004
Work on the new contact list system (and editor) is coming along... don't give up on us just yet :-)

I'm interested in removing the contact list editor completely, and allowing the list to be manipulated directly in the contact list window. I think with some small improvements we can get a really nice inline list editor that is just as powerful as anything in a separate window would be.

In order to have fully functional inline editing, we needed some changes to how Adium handles contacts (especially contacts that are in more than one place on the contact list). I'm working on these at the moment, and things are progressing.

The changes should lift a few restrictions currently in place on our contact list, and allow thing such as separating accounts into their own groups, the ability to place groups within groups, and placing contacts outside of any group - in addition to the ability for an inline editor.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
I LOVE APPLE! They overnighted me that power adapter.. it went out yesterday and was in my hands this afternoon at 4:00.
Since the plugin won't be usable until libgaim 0.76, and it is causing crashes and is not working, I went ahead and disabled the plugin.

[Edit] A few people have made it clear to me I should not post to the blog at 2:37 am. This was for the yahoo plugin.
Monday, January 26, 2004
To be precise, the crasher occurs when you're talking to a contact who changes status... with any emoticons enabled. The emoticons bit is why I didn't see the crash :P Good catch, Hanji.

My powerbook's power cord has developed a short... with no battery life left and no power cord, I don't have a Mac until later this week when my Apple-provided replacement (Applecare is so awesome) arrives. Sadness. :(
Sunday, January 25, 2004
There is a crasher in today's build that occurs when a contact you're talking to changes status. This will be fixed in tomorrow's binary.

There is also a crasher in libgaim when connecting to Yahoo. This will be fixed in a future release of libgaim. There is no way around it at the moment (other than not connecting to yahoo :-D).
Saturday, January 24, 2004
CVS is back up.. Be sure to take a look at tomorrow's changelog, as a lot of bugs were fixed.
Friday, January 23, 2004
CVS is still down for maintenance. We can't fix anything until it goes back up, patience :-)
We're at libgaim 0.75 now. I've written an Adium-only libgaim patch and made changes to our code to use it so that we now get (away message, profile, and so on) updates immediately instead of using the hit-or-miss technique from before. I have no idea if Yahoo works... #gaim has been flooded by people complaining of problems in 0.75, so I dunno. Jabber is disabled for now due to some incompatibilites in the chatroom architecture of libgaim 0.75 versus the Jabber protocol plugin present in 0.75 CVS.
Monday, January 19, 2004
CVS is apparently down - a build was up briefly this morning, but it had been built from a source not updated since yesterday, so I took it down. I'll try building again this afternoon.
Sunday, January 18, 2004
In the tradition of making our favorite chat program easy to migrate to, we can now import Proteus and Fire logs.

There is a php script to import fire logs (which are just HTML, and AIGhettoHTMLDecoder can handle them just fine) and a perl script to import Proteus logs. Both can be found in the Utilities folder of hte Adium source.

The Proteus one will be able to import MSN and such soon.

There are directions on how to run the scripts in the scripts themselves.
Friday, January 16, 2004
All you RSS'ers -- and I know you exist -- the RSS feed has moved to

This one will actually update :)
Thursday, January 15, 2004
I just fixed a silly mistake preventing the log viewer from displaying logs after a content search.

If you're having problems with the log viewer, quit Adium and trash (From your home folder) ~/Library/Caches/Adium/

If the problems persist after trashing this folder, let me know.
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
I don't agree at all with requiring a description on crash reports, this has been removed for tomorrow's binary.
I think it makes sense that email and description are required fields. The Crash Reporter will now remind you that you need to fill these fields out. Thanks so much for helping us to make Adium a better program. Your crash reports really do mean a lot to us, keep 'em comin' :)
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Quite a few bug and crash fixes over the past few days. :-) If you are still experiencing crashes:

1) Upgrade to the newest binary
2) Submit your crash using Adium's built-in crash reporter
- Please include your email address (so we can contact you if necessary).
- Please include a short description briefly describing the crash.
- Try not to submit more than one log for a specific crash each day.
- If a crash persists, submit it once for each binary until the issue is resolved.

Thanks for your cooperation everyone :-)
Monday, January 12, 2004
I've tweaked some stuff so we're no longer sending HTML out to non-AIM users. This should make us a lot less annoying on the other protocols :-D.
Monday's binary should fix the crash-on-launch problems a lot of people were seeing... and bring other fun stuff.

Jabber now works - you must use as libgaim 0.73 doesn't give us the ability to change the server (I believe newer versions will later on). Requests, such as are seen when a buddy tried to add you to her list in MSN or Jabber, now work.

Yahoo is broken and will remain broken until we can upgrade Adium to use libgaim 0.75 - the authentication method changed and we can't do anything about it in 0.73.
Sunday, January 11, 2004
In a press conference with Adam Iser, I asked him about the crash reports regarding the new Contact List Editor. His response:

Shocking, folks. :)
Remove any non-standard plugins you have installed.

A few of you keep sending in crash reports caused by an out of date version of TicTacToe or the deprecated Oscar service plugin.
Don't report crashes in the contact list editor

Actually, don't even open the thing, you've got no business in there :-P
Today's binary is up. You'll notice two things:

1) The change log is huge. Big, important stuff has been happening.
2) A lot is broken. Contact list editing, contact alerts, and the status menu plugin, to name just a few. These problems are temporary, and we don't need bug reports on them.

No binaries were going up during this transitional stage, but I've received numerous requests for one... so enjoy your daily dose of alpha software. :)
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Wait until you guys see the changelog for the next binary!
There will be no binary for at least a day or two, and CVS is currently broken. The changes Adam has been working on for a couple weeks are almost fully in place and are very exciting. :)

On a side note, away messages and profiles will filter properly through such things as the iTunes integration plugin when our regularly scheduled programming returns.
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
I've been working on a large update to how the contact list is handled internally within Adium for a while now... Hopefully the changes will go up on friday :-)

These internal changes should lead the way towards a new contact list editor, performance improvements, and fixes to several issues that have been around for a while now. I'll have more details when the changes go up.
Thursday, January 01, 2004

Happy new year to all!!!

I wish a superb new year to all Adium users, developers, contributors and specially the fearless leader Adam Iser and his fearless duck breeder Laura Natcher!!!

I love you all!

P.D.: that I wrote this while being completely drunk after the new year's party is not conflicting with my true feelings expressed above... whatever Adium r0x0r!!!