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Amiga Events : WookieChat 2.7 released
Posted by jahc on 2007/12/15 14:02:01 (1687 reads) News by the same author
Amiga Events

WookieChat 2.7 now available for AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4.0, MorphOS and AROS.

Lots of changes in this release. Optional graphical smileys with themes and smiley popup chooser, graphical nicklist, configurable charset support, unread messages counter, automatic changing back to primary nick if you're disconnected and you reconnect before your primary nick times out,

various GUI enhancements and options, nick completion works in private tabs now, an alpha quality AREXX port, enhancements and improvements to the Colour Settings (loadable themes, pictures able to be used in backgrounds), the /away command now affects all networks you're connected to rather than just the one being displayed, the IRCNet and BitlBee networks work better now because Wookie is no longer hardcoded to channels beginning with "#", added a "Clear all buffers" menu item, attempting to open a private tab to someone when one already exists will not open a duplicate anymore and instead switch to the existing one, there are quit/join notifications in private tabs now so you can see when someone
you're chatting to privately has left IRC, added autojoin and nickserv password fields to the Servers window, bugfixes, and more.

Click here for a full list of changes in v2.7


Release Notes:

Graphical smileys have a transparent background under MorphOS and OS4, but not under OS3. For this reason, I have included two additional smiley sets with black backgrounds, and white backgrounds.

The ARexx port is very buggy. If you want to play with it, read the docs on how to enable it. But its turned off by default due to being quite crap. I might work on it in the future though.

When using listview-style tabs some users report crashes when enough tabs fill the display to cause a vertical scrollbar to be created. Please change your NList vertical scrollbar setting to "Auto" or "Always", as it seems to crash with "Full auto".

Zune is still a bit weird with WookieChat, i.e. when configuring colours, and when remembering window size and positions.

Some users have reported random disconnection. Turning off event sounds can fix this. It seems the datatype system waits if it cant play audio straight away, such as when the MAME arcade emulator is running. In this situation, when the IRC wants a response from your machine, it doesnt get it.


What is it?

WookieChat allows you to connect to Internet Relay Chat networks (IRC) and chat with other users in a text medium in real-time. Some of the server groups are preconfigured to join an Amiga chat channel upon sucessful connection. Executables are provided for AmigaOS 3.x,4.0, MorphOS and AROS. WookieChat is uncrippled SHAREWARE.

Download it from the WookieChat homepage, and soon from aminet.net and OS4Depot.


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Amigaz
Published: 2007/12/15 14:23  Updated: 2007/12/15 14:23
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Joined: 11/29/2006
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Comments: 49
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
Woohoo!

Nice! good work
Helge
Published: 2007/12/15 18:46  Updated: 2007/12/15 18:46
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 12/15/2006
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Comments: 262
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
Great jahc, keep up the good work.
analogkid
Published: 2007/12/15 21:27  Updated: 2007/12/15 21:27
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Joined: 12/03/2006
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Comments: 1
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
Very nice, thanks jahc!
PEB
Published: 2007/12/15 22:28  Updated: 2007/12/15 22:28
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/29/2006
From:
Comments: 460
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
@jahc

Works really well here.

Thanks for the update!
Swoop
Published: 2007/12/15 23:28  Updated: 2007/12/15 23:28
Quite a regular
Joined: 11/24/2006
From: Long Riston, East Yorkshire.
Comments: 756
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
Is there a newbie guide, for us 'ash-blonde' surfers.
I have not use IRC at all, and when I play with the GUI I get 'you don't have permission' comments.
I tried to work how to make the text display in a larger font, also some of the sceen shots look different to the GUI I have.
.
Amigamancer
Published: 2007/12/16 9:04  Updated: 2007/12/16 9:05
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Joined: 12/10/2007
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Comments: 59
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
Thanks jahc!
I was using an early beta version of 2.7 before and after i installed this one, i get the error message "can't creat app" at startup. I figured out that when i delete the smilies directory, it runs ok and it just prompts the message "Unable to obtain a lock on smilies/ directory"
Is there a problem with the smilies in this release or is my installation messed up? I use AOS 3.9
jahc
Published: 2007/12/16 10:08  Updated: 2007/12/16 10:08
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/22/2006
From:
Comments: 414
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
When I open the smiley theme, I put the ":)" smiley in the main display for the popup smiley chooser. I wonder if this is whats failing.. do you have jpg or png datatypes installed?
Amigamancer
Published: 2007/12/16 12:51  Updated: 2007/12/16 12:54
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Joined: 12/10/2007
From:
Comments: 59
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
Yes, i have both datatypes installed.
Even the presence of an _empty_ smilies directory is enough to produce this error. If i delete it, Wookiechat works again. It only compains about a missing smilies directory.
AmiGame
Published: 2007/12/17 11:59  Updated: 2007/12/17 11:59
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/22/2006
From: P'Boro, UK... Could that be ?
Comments: 496
 Re: WookieChat 2.7 released
@jahc

Thanks. I might try it tonight !

Jerry
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