Irssi for Mac OS X / Cocoa
Posted on July 5th 2003
Andrew de los Reyes is writing Cocoa frontend for irssi. See screenshot and home page.
KDE flash applet
Posted on April 14th 2003
You can get a visual notification in KDE panel for newly arrived IRC messages using FlashApplet.
Posted by cras on January 21st 2003
There's some talk in irssi-dev mailing list about my plans for irssi rewrite. Take a look and comment if you're interested :)
Fixing broken scripts with GC
Posted on December 23rd 2002
Scripts can crash irssi too easily, fixing that properly would require major changes. But while I was again getting annoyed at those crashes, without any easy way to figure out why and where the heap corruption happened, I started thinking and figured out that the corrupted accesses happen only through one function, when accessing perl object's _irssi pointer. So, if we only could check that address to be valid.. And then I remembered GCs could easily do that.
So, get yourself a Boehm's GC (
apt-get install libgc6-dev), GLIB2 and CVS
irssi. Make sure configure says that
GC is enabled, then
/SET perl_memory_check_level can be used to
control how well irssi checks for valid memory references. Default is
1 which should prevent at least some crashes,
2 is more slower (it
runs GC before each check) but notices most invalid
references. Whenever error occurs, you'll get a nice error message
about accessing free'd memory, with a line number to script and
irssi-de mailing list
Posted on December 17th 2002
There's a new mailing list now for German irssi users. See mailing lists page for more information.
Posted on November 19th 2002
Finally out. Lots of changes and fixes, including support for SSL servers (by vjt), DCC send queues (by Heikki Orsila) and better support for IRCNet !channels. This version also fixes the crash at startup with some newer distributions (eg. RedHat 8) using Perl 5.8.
CVS server problems
Posted on November 11th 2002
Too many people have asked this, so here's the answer for everyone:
Because of some bug in CVS 1.11.2 server, if you connect with older clients and use -z option, it hangs at the end. Everything is transferred, but it just gets stuck there. So your options are: a) ignore and just hit Ctrl-C, b) upgrade to CVS 1.11.2, c) don't use -z option, d) try to get CVS authors to fix it - this is not a new problem.
0.8.6 out soon
Posted on October 16th 2002
Try the CVS snapshots now and see if you have problems with them. 0.8.6 will be released in a few days if I don't hear about any problems. And yes, 0.8.6 fixes the crash at startup with Perl 5.8 (yes, that's why 0.8.5 crashes with RedHat 8).