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Irssi 0.8.18-beta2 Released

Posted on January 18th 2016

Irssi 0.8.18-beta2 has been released. Beta 2 has only a few minor changes compared to beta 1 and fixes one regression in /hilight reported from beta 1 testing. Thanks to everyone who helped test beta 1! See our Github repository for details.

New in this release (unchanged from beta 1). CAP SASL supported natively. ZNC “self messages” shown in the correct window. Line splitting now splits on space. Bracketed paste markers supported for better paste detection. Nick is hilighted everywhere in a message. Config parser is more robust. And as usual many fixes, see the NEWS for details.

This pre-release can be downloaded from our releases page.

Thanks to the Open Build Service testing packages for some distributions were prepared on ailin_nemui:irssi-test.

We are always looking for contributors so if you find any Issues report them, and if you can fix any of them do not hesitate to send in a Patch!

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.

Irssi 0.8.18-beta1 Released

Posted on December 21st 2015

Irssi 0.8.18-beta1 has been released. This beta release awaits your testing and sports 2281 line insertions, and 1014 deletions, compared to 1965 insertions and 604 deletions that were on the road to our 0.8.17 release roughly one year ago. Our top contributor TheLemonMan changed 1937 lines and the up-runner dequis changed 805. There were also several contributions from the community, see AUTHORS for a list of names and our Github repository for details.

New in this release. CAP SASL supported natively. ZNC “self messages” shown in the correct window. Line splitting now splits on space. Bracketed paste markers supported for better paste detection. Nick is hilighted everywhere in a message. Config parser is more robust. And as usual many fixes, see the NEWS for details.

This pre-release can be downloaded from our releases page.

Thanks to the Open Build Service testing packages for some distributions were prepared on ailin_nemui:irssi-test.

We are always looking for contributors so if you find any Issues report them, and if you can fix any of them do not hesitate to send in a Patch!

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.

Irssi website now on Github Pages

Posted on December 14th 2015

The Irssi site is now proudly hosted on github pages, many thanks to Nicolas Kuttler for the initial design and dx for the finishing.

You can now contribute to the website by sending in Github Pull Requests.

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.

The GNOME Foundation Needs Your Help

Posted by Geert Hauwaerts on November 11th 2014

The GNOME foundation trademark is under attack by well funded corporate interests.

As a fellow open source project with a vibrant and passionate user and contributor community, we feel strongly about this issue.

We will not stand by idly while corporate bullies are trying to water down the value and image of open-source projects and their communities, create confusion, and spread FUD.

To this end, our core contributors have donated 1,000 USD to the GNOME Foundation defense fund; we encourage you to do the same!

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.

Irssi 0.8.17 Released

Posted by Alexander Færøy on October 11th 2014

Irssi 0.8.17 has been released. This release contains many new goodies including documentation cleanup, 256 colour support, truecolour support and tons of other smaller enhancements. For a complete list of changes and bugfixes, since 0.8.16, please have a look at the ChangeLog.

The release can be downloaded from our download page.

Please report bugs at our Github issue tracker.

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.

Irssi 0.8.17-rc2 Released

Posted by Alexander Færøy on August 31st 2014

Irssi 0.8.17-rc2 has been released. The changes mostly include stabilisation fixes reported by you guys after the RC1 release. Check out the NEWS file for all changes and please report bugs back to us.

The release can be downloaded from our releases page.

Please continue reporting bugs at our issue tracker.

The Irssi project have also got an offical Twitter profile. Follow us at @IrssiProject.

Irssi 0.8.17-rc1 Released

Posted by Alexander Færøy on July 13th 2014

Irssi 0.8.17-rc1 has been released. The changes includes bug fixes, documentation cleanup, 256 colour support, truecolour support and various other enhancements. Check out the NEWS file for all changes and please report bugs back to us.

The release can be downloaded from our releases page.

This is the first release candidate of Irssi after we moved to Github which means your feedback is much valued. Bugs can be reported via our issue tracker.

The Future of Irssi

Posted by Alexander Færøy on June 10th 2014

Hello,

Irssi hasn’t been under active development for the last few years. We want to change that. To make it easier for new contributors to get involved and stick around, we moved to where most open source contributors are spending their time: the source is now maintained on Github.

Contribution Model

The repositories that are currently available at svn.irssi.org will, over a period of the next month, be migrated to our newly created Github organization. This means that no new commits will be made to our Subversion repositories and the Git repositories available on Github are from today the official way of getting the source code of Irssi. The primary Irssi client repository has already been migrated to Github and is available at github.com/irssi/irssi.

We will, starting today, expect contributors to fork the official Irssi repositories on Github, do their changes on a feature branch, and submit Github pull requests to us. The team will then review your changes and hopefully, together, we will be able to get your code into the official Irssi repository. This will make getting your contributions reviewed and merged smoother and it has the added benefit that your patches appears to be coming from you which in turn is helping to make the gap between being a core developer and a contributor close to non-existing.

Issue Tracking

This is one of the more controversial changes. Over time, you guys have submitted tons of bugs to our bug tracker at bugs.irssi.org only to see them rot.

We will, starting today, stop using bugs.irssi.org and use Github’s issue tracker instead.

We have decided not to do any automated migration of the bugs.irssi.org database. We realize that if we migrate everything over to Github, 1:1, it will only end up rotting in two bug trackers rather than in just one.

We hope to see interested contributors help us checking which bugs that are still affecting Irssi and resubmit them to our Github issue tracker.

We will manually go over opened bugs that contains patches to ensure that no code is left behind in the old tracker.

The bug tracker will remain online as a reference, but we will redirect to Github for people interested in reporting bugs.

Scripts

Submitting scripts is historically something you guys have been good at.

The way submitting scripts is currently done is that you write an email to [email protected] and someone from our team will manually add the script to the website. We’re well aware that we’ve lagged behind requests to add new scripts and update existing ones so we’re hoping to improve that too.

From now on, new scripts must be submitted, in a pull request, to the irssi/scripts repository. The repository contains a description on how to contribute.

This will make it much easier for our contributors to both add and maintain their scripts in the repository. It will also make it a lot easier for us to review and get code into the repository.

Scriptassist Users

For users using scriptassist.pl, you can start using the new repository right away using:

/set scriptassist_script_sources http://ghscripts.irssi.org/scripts.dmp

Otherwise, you can wait a month and the website will be migrated and everything should be working as usual, without you having to touch anything.

Official IRC Channels

We are moving the official development and user support channel to #irssi on freenode. Historically, we have had our official development channel on IRCnet, a social channel on EFnet and a user support channel on freenode, but we realize it makes more sense to keep everything together at freenode.

Closing Words

The changes to our contribution model will also affect people who are pulling from Subversion or scripts.irssi.org automatically.

Access to our Subversion repositories will be revoked and the move of scripts.irssi.org to the new Github site will happen on July 31st, 2014. Until then, neither of the two systems will be maintained and no new content will be published there.

Until the migration to Github is completed, you can find our official script repository at ghscripts.irssi.org. tomaw will continue being in charge of scripts and will happily review your pull requests on Github.

Feel free to reach out to anyone within the development team for questions, comments or ideas. We are hanging out in the #irssi channel on freenode, EFnet and IRCnet. You can contact us using email at [email protected] You are also welcome to PM me directly for questions; I am ahf on most of the larger IRC networks.

On behalf of the Irssi development team,

Alex.