KMess Changelog

New in version 2.0.6

February 15th, 2011
  • Added tabs to the Contact Added User dialog.
  • Added a fading effect when switching between the initial view and the contact list.
  • Fixed login issues due to changes in the MSN protocol.
  • Fixed possible crashes with the Contact Added User dialog.
  • Fixed retrieval of display pictures from the online MSN storage.
  • Various other smaller fixes...

New in version 2.0.5 (November 8th, 2010)

  • KMess now displays your previous conversation with a contact in the chat window.
  • Significantly increased speed whilst loading chat history.
  • Added a calendar feature to the chat history dialog.
  • Added a button to the chat window to quickly access the chat history of contacts in the conversation.
  • Added notifications for address book changes (contact added, removed, blocked, etc).
  • Updated the Traditional Chinese translation.
  • Updated the Estonian translation.
  • Updated the Hungarian translation.
  • Updated the French translation.
  • Fix a crash bug that occurred during offline message parsing.
  • Various other smaller fixes...

New in version 2.0.1 (December 1st, 2009)

  • added full handwriting support using our new ISF-Qt library.
  • added Roaming support for display picture, friendly name and personal message.
  • added ability to drag-and-drop an image to a chat, to send it.
  • added chat window buttons to quickly change message font and color.
  • added a "Log in automatically" checkbox to the initial view.
  • fixed pixelated downscaling of pictures in the contact list?
  • fixed multiple notification problems.
  • fixed losing the friendly name on login.
  • fixed some crashes and memory leaks.
  • improved the emoticons settings.
  • the transfers window now appears in the background instead of minimized.
  • the minimum size of the message editor is now one line of text.
  • and other smaller updates and fixes.

New in version 2.0 (July 27th, 2009)

  • Added:
  • Ability to re-use previously opened chat windows after reconnecting.
  • A dark chat style suitable for use with dark KDE color themes.
  • A DBus remote control interface, to enable interaction with KMess from other applications.
  • Application-wide settings dialog, which includes an account manager.
  • A contact search box in the contact list.
  • Automatic reconnection after unwanted disconnections, keeping the previous status.
  • Connecting over HTTP, to deal with corporate firewalls which only allow connections to browse the web.
  • Contact emoticon blacklist, to block annoying custom emoticons from contacts.
  • A contact list exporting dialog.
  • Options to copy a contact's email, name, message, listened music and links present in the name/message.
  • Detection of network connection availability, using Solid.
  • Fading effect for long text labels and the contact list.
  • Fast-retype of previous sentences using Ctrl+Up/Ctrl+Down.
  • Full MSN Plus text-formatting support in chat and in the contact list.
  • Group selection box to the "add contact" dialog.
  • IRC like command handling in the chat window (/away, etc..)
  • KWallet support to store account passwords in a secure way.
  • Likeback support to collect user feedback, ported from Basket of KDE 3.
  • Chat logs history dialog.
  • Full offline messaging support.
  • Option to choose a directory where to put all received files.
  • Option to choose a previously set display picture for the account.
  • Option to choose the browser and e-mail client used to open Web links.
  • Option to choose the dimensions of the pictures in the contact list.
  • Option to choose the interval of ports used for fast file transfers.
  • Option to disable displaying received winks.
  • Option to display all offline contacts in a single group ("mixed" group mode).
  • Option to hide currently empty groups.
  • Support to configure the application's tool bars and menus.
  • Support to send and receive handwritten messages (still doesn't work with some Messengers).
  • Optional tabbed chatting support.
  • A contact properties dialog.
  • KDE proxy support.
  • Fixed:
  • Appearance when using right-to-Left languages, like Arabic.
  • Bug preventing temporary accounts to be correctly cleaned up.
  • Chat window focus issues.
  • Disconnections after many hours of use.
  • Displaying duplicated status messages.
  • Improved:
  • Appearance of the contact list when antialiasing is enabled.
  • Chat logging support, now allowing saving chats as files in text or HTML format.
  • Chat notifications to be compatible with the new Plasma notifications of KDE 4.2.
  • Client name detection of contacts.
  • Chat window appearance with movable panels.
  • Protocol support, upgraded the server core protocol to MSNP15.
  • Reporting of error messages, using notifications for warnings.
  • The file transfer messages within the chat.

New in version 2.0 Beta 2 (May 16th, 2009)

  • fixed disconnections after many hours of use.
  • fixed losing KDE Wallet passwords.
  • fixed typing notifications not appearing in WLM 2009.
  • fixed resending messages already sent as offline messages.
  • fixed searching for offline contacts.
  • fixed time of arrival of offline messages.
  • fixed contact list group sorting.
  • fixed many memory leaks.
  • improved the Chat History dialog and its integration with KMess.
  • improved drag and drop support in contact list.
  • improved handwriting message sending.
  • improved the file transfers window's behavior.
  • improved chat session management.
  • updated English handbook.
  • 10 updated translations.
  • Countless more bugs fixed.

New in version 2.0 Alpha 2 (March 22nd, 2009)

  • MSN connections over HTTP, to deal with corporate firewalls
  • Support for Ink (hand-written) messages
  • Support for tabbed chatting.
  • Support for MSN Plus text formatting
  • Every dialog received a makeover.
  • Chat Windows can be re-used again after reconnecting
  • Support to chat with offline and invisible contacts
  • Searchbox in the contact list
  • Options to choose the browser and e-mail client used by KMess
  • A lot of new highly requested options, like blocking notifications when busy, choosing file transfer ports, winks disabling, and contact list customization options.