BitlBee Changelog

New in version 3.4.1

August 21st, 2015
  • msn:
  • Upgraded protocol to MSNP21, works again (dx)
  • Contact list management, groupchats and skype username logins won't work. Next release!
  • jabber:
  • Add "hipchat" protocol, for smoother login. Takes the same username as the official client. Note that unlike the 'hip-cat' branch, this doesn't preload channels. for details (dx)
  • Fixed a bug when receiving topics set by people who left the channel (dx)
  • Create fake users instead of showing "unknown participant" errors (dx)
  • Gmail mail notifications support (Artem Savkov)
  • Lowering xmpp presence priority on away (Artem Savkov)
  • twitter:
  • Show quoted tweets/RTs with comment inline (wilmer)
  • Added "url" command, can be used to quote tweets (wilmer)
  • Make replies to self work (wilmer)
  • Building documentation is now done with a python script (both 2.x/3.x work)
  • Asciidoc/xsltproc/xmlto are no longer build dependencies
  • user-guide.{txt,html} are not included in the default build anymore. They were a 'flattened' version of the built-in help, and very few users were aware of their existence, so they are gone.

New in version 3.2.1 (November 30th, 2013)

  • http_client now uses HTTP/1.1, which is required by Twitter since last week.
  • A bunch of other things.

New in version 3.2 (January 12th, 2013)

  • Updated Twitter module. Support for Twitter API 1.1, streaming API, direct messages and some other improvements.
  • Fixed potential connection issue to Google Talk, OpenFire, possibly other Jabber services.
  • A bunch of other things.

New in version 3.0.6 (November 6th, 2012)

  • Updated MSN module, now speaking the MSNP18 protocol. This adds support for MPOP and also fixes sending off-line messages.
  • Loads of bugfixes, etc. accumulated over the last half a year.

New in version 3.0.5 (February 19th, 2012)

  • OAuth2 support for Google Talk, Facebook chat and MSN Messenger (via XMPP).
  • SSL certificate verification (edit your bitlbee.conf to enable it). Works only with GnuTLS!
  • Loads of bugfixes, etc.

New in version 3.0.3 (June 13th, 2011)

  • Twitter fixes (Twitter deprecated the API call BitlBee used to fetch the contact list).
  • Twitter enhancement: Ability to RT/reply to older tweets from someone (help set show_ids).
  • Lots of other small stuff.

New in version 3.0.2 (March 8th, 2011)

  • MSN login fixes ( compatibility).
  • CTCP support, /CTCP VERSION on Jabber contacts and /CTCP NUDGE on MSN contacts (overuse this feature and I'll remove it again :-P).
  • The usual bugfixes/improvements.

New in version 3.0.1 (November 25th, 2010)

  • Mostly bug fixes, not a lot of new stuff.

New in version 3.0 (October 22nd, 2010)

  • Lots of stuff, see the development version below.
  • MSN protocol module was rewritten. This fixes some problems many people were having with the old code lately, and adds support for things like status messages and offline messages.
  • The bitlbee-otr branch is now merged into mainline, which means you can compile BitlBee with OTR encryption support, if you want, without any need for patches/alternative branches.
  • Many more fixes, small changes, etc. Just read the full non-bzr changelog for all details.

New in version 1.3 (August 7th, 2010)

  • Too much to mention here, see the Wiki and doc/CHANGES for more details.
  • IRC core completely rewritten. This adds support for multiple configurable control channels (for example one channel per group, one per IM account/protocol, a channel with just your offline contacts), easier groupchat support, more flexibility in how nicknames are generated, and finally you can easily change your nickname whenever you want.
  • The ability to use libpurple instead of the built-in code. This adds support for more IM protocols and more features. Possibly less stable and lightweight, so by default the built-in code will still be used.
  • Support for file transfers.

New in version 1.2.8 (July 4th, 2010)

  • Resolved ICQ login issues a few people were having.
  • Many changes to the Twitter module: Ability to follow/unfollow, use non-Twitter Twitter API services, better error reporting, and some bugfixes.
  • You can configure BitlBee to identify itself as a different client to get around artificial client restrictions.
  • Some more minor bug fixes/etc.

New in version 1.2.5 (March 17th, 2010)

  • Full support for non-away status messages.
  • Ability to generate nicknames from the contact's full name, making Facebook's XMPP server work much better with BitlBee.
  • Lots of misc. bug fixes and small feature enhancements.

New in version 1.2.3 (September 8th, 2008)

  • This release fixes another account hijacking issue.

New in version 1.2.2 (August 27th, 2008)

  • This release fixes an account hijacking issue.
  • It has various other stability improvements.