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November 12, 2020

BeagleIM 4.1 and SiskinIM 6.1 released

New versions of XMPP clients for Apple’s mobile and desktop platforms have been released. The biggest change is introduction of XEP-0215: External Service Discovery which helps with establishing audio and video calls.

BeagleIM

The stable release of BeagleIM 4.1 contains a lot of changes and stability improvements.

New XEPs:

Major changes:

  • Added shortcut for Last Message Correction with CMD+ARROW UP
  • Added support for automatic scaling/recompression of images and videos to reduce size of shared files. (hold alt when sharing image file)

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  • Added support for sharing multiple files with drag & drop, copy & paste or selection.
  • Improved onboarding process
  • Simplified updating account password

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  • Added indication for corrected and retracted messages
  • Added support for /me command
  • Replaced Me with actual nickname user is using on the account on which chat was opened.

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  • Redesigned accounts list

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  • Added support for displaying jabber:iq:version

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  • Improved presentation of VCard data

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  • Rewrite of Markdown support to optimize it and fix the crash

Fixes

  • Improved VCard support for MUC group chats
  • Fixed issue with Reply option clearing clipboard
  • Added dropping of errors received on message delivery confirmations not being delivered properly
  • Fixed issue with VCard editing leading to disabled Edit button and improved UX
  • Workaround for crash on BigSur (missing permission)
  • Fixed issues with handling subscription requests
  • Fixed issue with joining password protected MUC rooms
  • Fixed another crash related to movie preview
  • Fixed issue with right part of “new” button not being clickable
  • Fixed issue with marking all MIX messages received while offline as read.
  • Fixed support for domains ending with .local

SiskinIM

The stable release of SiskinIM 6.1 contains changes and stability improvements.

  • Added support for XEP-0215: External Service Discovery
  • Added support for automatic scaling/recompression of images and videos to reduce size of shared files.
  • Added support for /me command
  • Replaced Me with actual nickname user is using on the account on which chat was opened.
  • Fixed issue with marking all MIX messages received while offline as read.
  • Fixed support for domains ending with .local

Downloads

You can download both application from their respective app-stores: Beagle IM from macOS appstore and Siskin IM from iOS appstore and star them on GitHub: Siskin IM on GitHub and Beagle IM on GitHub

Join the discussion

You can discuss all-things-Tigase (including our client apps) on our groupchat: tigase@muc.tigase.org

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October 27, 2020

SlowCOVIDNC app

I installed North Carolina’s SlowCOVIDNC virus exposure notification app and if you live in NC I encourage you to install it, too. You can get it from Apple App Store or Google Play.

So if you’ve been hesitating and wondering “I wonder what my computer programmer and security conscious friends think about this app?” The answer is I think you should install it.

I try harder than most people to avoid installing apps on my phone. I’m wary of apps causing problems either through incompetence or malicious intent. I think the risks in this case are low (much lower than any other random app, like a game or weather app) and the potential to reduce virus spread rate exists (and I barely even go out), so it’s worth it.

Last updated: November 26, 2020 06:00 AM