KouChat Changelog

New in version 1.2.0

November 22nd, 2012
  • Improved debug logging
  • Added support for user specified network interface, in the settings
  • Fix for "java.io.IOException: mark/reset not supported" when playing sound on newer versions of Java 6 (u33) and Java 7 (u5)
  • Added the 4 status icons in svg format
  • Added prescaled status icons for the system tray. 16x16px for Windows, 22x22px for KDE and 24x24px for Gnome
  • Updated kou_shortcut.ico with sizes from 16x16px to 256x256px
  • Updated kou_shortcut.png to 256x256px
  • Fixed crash when starting KouChat on systems with the clock set to unix epoch, to support devices without a clock battery
  • Fixed several Swing event dispatch thread issues
  • Changed the /cancel command from /cancel to /cancel
  • Changed the /receive command from /receive to /receive
  • Changed the /reject command from /reject to /reject
  • Fixed issue where file transfers were still shown in the /transfers command after a user had logged off without cancelling, rejecting or accepting the transfer
  • Fixed repaint issue with the buttons when returning from the system tray, on some configurations

New in version 1.1.0 (June 30th, 2012)

  • Fix for PatternSyntaxException when parsing commands containing regex meta characters
  • If the main window is minimized to the system tray and the system tray disappears, the window is shown as minimized in the taskbar instead
  • If the system tray is missing, the minimize feature minimizes to the taskbar instead of being deactivated
  • Removed annoying error message if the system tray is missing
  • Added optional balloon notification on new messages and new private messages
  • Changed license to LGPL v3
  • Added support for logging private chats
  • Added support for the startup argument --no-private-chat to disable private chat
  • Added support for the startup argument --always-log to force logging enabled and disable the option to deactivate again
  • Added support for the startup argument --log-location to specify a custom directory to store log files
  • Increased the number of possible simultaneous KouChat instances (with private chat) and file transfers from 10 to 50

New in version 1.0.0 (June 13th, 2009)

  • Fixed a bug when canceling an ongoing file transfer
  • Fixed a concurrency bug in classes for sending and receiving messages
  • Changed to using the user name from the operating system as the default nick name if no settings are found
  • Added a new dialog window for showing unexpected errors to the user
  • Added missing commands for file transfer in console mode
  • Added --debug startup option to activate all logging
  • Added tips & tricks from the wiki to the help menu
  • And some fixes and improvements here and there

New in version 0.9.9 (January 15th, 2009)

  • Hopefully better handling of the network connection
  • Smileys
  • A choice of which look and feel to use
  • Tweaks to the user interface, especially with the GTK+ and Nimbus look and feels
  • Improvements to notifications when a new message arrives
  • Lots of new code documentation
  • Open folder button on the file transfer dialog
  • Support for running KouChat on more advanced local networks with routers
  • Misc tweaks and fixes all over