[JDEV] JabberFoX 0.3 released!

Max Horn max at quendi.de
Sun Oct 14 19:13:44 CDT 2001

JabberFoX 0.3 just has been released! You can find it at 

JabberFoX is a Jabber client for Mac OS X and the name stands for 
"Jabber For OS X".

Jabber (http://www.jabber.org) is an open source instant messaging 
system fully based on XML. Thanks to the server-side Jabber Agents, 
Jabber clients can communicate with users of other instant messaging 
systems, like AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, or IRC.

JabberFoX is written in Objective-C using Apple's Cocoa API and tries 
to make full use of Aqua, Apple's cool new user interface system. It 
aims at implementing all of the standard jabber features including 
chat, group chat, messages, the roster (buddylist), and agents. 
Eventually we hope to incorporate all of the features of the Jabber 
protocol, including browsing, strong encryption and the new 
conferencing protocol.

JabberFoX is currently being maintained by a small group of volunteers.

News in this version:
* Chat windows now show you the presence status and full name of your 
chat partner
* Message In windows show the full name of the sender (if available 
in his vCard)
* Highlighting of keywords in GroupChat
* Roster groups and roster items now can be renamed in a Finder like fashion
* Added connect timeout
* Added account registration
* Offline users can be hidden from the roster
* Auto-login feature
* Double-clicking a roster item will now open a chat/message dialog
* Dropped "Invite" part of the chat plugin (it served no real purpose anyway)
* Added a status item to the menu bar (near the clock/volume menus)
* Added Text-To-Speech under OS X 10.1 (we get it for free there!)
* Added Zero-Knowledge-Authentication for secure password transmission
* Tons and tons of bug fixes and minor enhancements

In addition to this new release, Justin Mecham has created a 
wonderful new webpage. Check it out at 

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Max Horn
Maintainer of JabberFoX

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