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WeeChat 0.4.0

WeeChat features

General

  • light and fast

  • available in many languages (en/fr/cs/pl/es/de/ru/..)

  • UTF-8 support

  • developed from scratch

  • multi-platform: GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, Windows, ..

  • 100% GPL and free


IRC protocol

  • IRC standards compliant

  • DCC support: files and chats

  • smart filter for join/part/quit messages

  • CTCP replies customization

  • options for target buffer of messages


Connection

  • multi-servers connection, with no limit

  • soft, background connection

  • IPv6 support

  • SSL support

  • proxy support

  • auto-reconnection


Innovating features


  • customizable bars around chat area (including nicklist)

  • horizontal and vertical window split

  • smart hotlist in status bar: partial or full names of buffers with activity

  • keys to jump to last read message and highlights in buffer

  • dynamic filtering of lines displayed in buffers

  • incremental text search in buffers

  • FIFO pipe for remote control

  • double charset support (encoding/decoding) by buffer

  • aspell support: check spelling with one or more languages for each buffer

  • extensible with C plugins or scripts (Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua and Tcl)


Other useful features


  • lag indicator

  • color for away nicks

  • auto completion for nicks, commands and args

  • command alias

  • auto save chats to files

  • everything is customizable

  • dynamic setup

  • very fast support and bugs correction in a few minutes only!


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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

0.4.0 [01-21-13]

Among the new features:
- add option "diff" for command /set, display default values in output of /set
- add color support in prefix options
- add command /eval, use expression in conditions for bars
- connect by default with IPv6 to servers with fallback to IPv4
- add aspell suggestions
- add support of tags in irc messages and "server-time" capability
- add irc command /quiet
- add support of IPv6 in relay plugin
- add backlog for irc protocol in relay plugin
- display remote IP address for DCC chat/file in xfer plugin
- add git version in build
- many bugs fixed. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

Other versions : 0.3.9.1 0.3.9 0.3.8 0.3.7 0.3.6 0.3.5 0.3.4 0.3.3 0.3.2

v0.3.9.1 [11-12-12]

Among the new features:
- add plugin "script" (replacement of weeget.py and script.pl)
- add support of SSL in relay plugin
- add color for offline nicks
- add system resource limits for WeeChat process
- add zoom on merged buffer (default key: alt+"x")
- add "Day changed to" in logger backlog
- add command line option "-r" (or "--run-command") to run command(s) after startup of WeeChat
- add option "swap" for command /buffer
- generate alternate IRC nicks dynamically (when all nicks are already in use)
- fix rejoin of password protected IRC channels
- fix freeze in irc and relay plugins with sockets
- fix color of long lines (displayed on more than one line on screen) under FreeBSD
- allow update for some variables of hdata
- add japanese user's guide, scripting guide and tester's guide
- many bugs fixed. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

v0.3.9 [10-04-12]

Among the new features:
- add plugin "script" (replacement of weeget.py and script.pl)
- add support of SSL in relay plugin
- add color for offline nicks
- add system resource limits for WeeChat process
- add zoom on merged buffer (default key: alt+"x")
- add "Day changed to" in logger backlog
- add command line option "-r" (or "--run-command") to run command(s) after startup of WeeChat
- add option "swap" for command /buffer
- generate alternate IRC nicks dynamically (when all nicks are already in use)
- fix rejoin of password protected IRC channels
- fix freeze in irc and relay plugins with sockets
- fix color of long lines (displayed on more than one line on screen) under FreeBSD
- allow update for some variables of hdata
- add japanese user's guide, scripting guide and tester's guide
- many bugs fixed. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

v0.3.8 [06-12-12]

Among the new features:
- add terminal "bracketed paste mode"
- add IRC "external" SASL mechanism
- improve parsing of IRC channel modes (do not send extra command "MODE" to server)
- follow symbolic links for configuration files (*.conf)
- new option weechat.look.prefix_same_nick (hide same prefix for multiple consecutive messages from same nick)
- add colors for backlog lines
- redirect IRC messages from clients to hide output (relay plugin, IRC protocol)
- add a connection timeout for child process in hook_connect
- fix display bugs and crashs with small windows
- fix truncated configuration files (zero-length) after system crash
- many bugs fixed. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

v0.3.7 [03-05-12]

This is a major release, with lot of bugs fixed and major new features. Among the new features:
- support of Scheme scripts (new plugin "guile")
- support of Python 3.x (but version 2.x still recommended)
- add "weechat" protocol in relay plugin for remote interfaces, like QWeeChat
- new option irc.color.mirc_remap to remap mirc colors in irc messages
- new options irc.look.highlight_{server|channel|pv} to customize or disable default nick highlight
- new option "capabilities" in irc servers (to enable some client capabilities on connection)
- new option weechat.history.max_buffer_lines_minutes to limit buffer history by time
- use extended regex in /filter, /ignore and /list
- add support of flags in regular expressions and highlight options
- add URL transfer in plugin API (with hook_process and hook_process_hashtable)
- add translations in japanese
- add doc for relay protocol
- add developer's guide
- many bugs fixed. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

v0.3.6 [10-23-11]

This is a major release, with lot of bugs fixed and major new features. Among the new features:
- mouse support
- cursor mode (free movement of cursor on screen)
- contexts for keys
- hdata in API (direct access to WeeChat and plugins data)
- "inactive" colors for inactive windows and lines in merged buffers
- support of merged buffers in /layout, save layout of buffers/windows on /upgrade
- horizontal scrolling in buffers with free content
- split of outgoing IRC messages
- options for "more" chars in bars
- bold not used any more for basic colors (if terminal has at least 16 colors)
- automatic zoom on current window when terminal becomes too small for windows
- new command /repeat
- local variable "highlight_regex" in buffers. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

v0.3.5 [05-16-11]

This is a major release, with lot of bugs fixed and major new features. Among the new features:
- 256 colors support improved (dynamic allocation of colors)
- attributes for colors (bold/reverse/underline)
- better scroll of input (with long text)
- output of /help improved for list of commands and their arguments
- remember scroll position of buffers in windows
- list of buffers in filters
- count of messages in hotlist buffers
- swap buffers of windows
- balance of windows
- new API function to set help on plugin/script options
- speller options in aspell plugin
- option for SSL priorities in IRC servers
- color nicks in nicklist and output of /names. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog.

v0.3.4 [01-18-11]

This is a major release, with lot of bugs fixed and major new features. Among the new features:
- 256 colors support, with unlimited number of nick colors
- irc proxy (relay plugin)
- redirection of IRC commands
- command /notify
- rmodifier plugin
- regular expressions for highlights
- color support for timestamp in chat buffer
- irc option to force color for some nicks
- share input line between buffers. For complete list of new features and bugs fixed, please look at development blog or ChangeLog file.

v0.3.3 [10-11-10]

As usual, many new features and bug fixes:
- keys to undo/redo changes on command line,
- better lag indicator,
- new irc command /wallchops,
- display message in irc private buffer when nick is back on server after a /quit,
- reverse regex in a filter (with leading "!"),
- new option to confirm /quit,
- new option to align end of lines,
- hashtables in plugin API,
- many bugs fixed.

v0.3.2 [06-21-10]

As usual, many new features and bug fixes:
- SASL authentication with IRC servers,
- new commands: mute, map,
- command /key improved,
- new command line option "-s" to start without script,
- plugins autoload improved,
- custom completions for aliases,
- date allowed in log filenames,
- many bugs fixed.

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