Instantbird 0.1.2 released!

After a few months without any release, we are glad to announce the release of Instantbird 0.1.2!

What’s new?

This version is more a stability/bugfix release than a feature release.

  • Updated: Instantbird 0.1.2 is now based on libpurple 2.4.3 and Mozilla
  • Improved stability: we fixed the outstanding bugs that resulted in crashes. We also turned on breakpad to get more data on crashes.
  • Detailed tooltips: the tooltips of the buddy list now contain detailed information.
  • Under the hood: On this release we spent a lot of time on the build system. Instantbird can now be built like any other Mozilla application. It doesn’t require to build dependencies separately any more. This results in smaller downloads (we package only the files that are really needed) and for developers it will now be easy to play with our code.

You can download Instantbird 0.1.2 for Windows, Linux or Mac from this page. Of course you can also download the source code.

We look forward to get your feedback on this release. You can comment on this post or join us on IRC in #instantbird.

0 thoughts on “Instantbird 0.1.2 released!

  1. you should write what instanbird is on your home page. How can you run a website with out a description of your product?!! WTF!!! Anyway, I found the download links, you know, just in case I need to download a random app and try to figure out what it is doing ;-)

  2. @ (anonymous)(1): If you had read better, you would have understood that most of the work was not visible. And by the way (unfortunately?) “all” we do is not limited to Instantbird, but if you want to make the projet go faster, feel free to help us.

    @ (anonymous)(2): So what is written under the huge title “What is Instantbird?” on the home page?

  3. Ignore the idiots complaining, this seems awesome! I’ve been a Gaim/Pidgin user on Windows for several years, and I’ve been wanting a more Windows oriented open source IM client for a while. This might fit the ticket eventually, and I’m checking it out right now. You guys should get the Pidgin developers to mention you on their site or something for greater visibility.

  4. Ah, I see this is still very basic so far. But I’m sure it will improve with time.

  5. Ooops, keeps on crashing for MSN… Works fine with ICQ, though… Congrats, guys!!! I check every week for new versions and have great expectations with this project!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  6. I actually saw the description and I’m still confused. Why would I want to use this over Pidgin (or in my case Adium, since I’m on a Mac)? What’s the benefit? Both Adium and Pidgin have been around for a long time, have lots of plugins, are very stable and feature rich? What does InstantBird do that these can’t?

  7. Right now, this does nothing more than Pidgin and in fact a lot less, but eventually it might become more featured and have some advantages. I can guess that for one thing, it will be easier to make plugins/extensions because of XUL.