Instantbird 0.3 alpha 1 released

Instantbird 0.3 alpha 1 has just been released.

This release contains very significant changes, including the ability to create JavaScript protocol plugins and the upgrade to the Mozilla 2.0 platform. Most of the changes are not yet visible in the user interface, so we would not advise current users of the 0.2 version to update.

However, it includes basic support for Twitter and is already quite stable; so it will please early adopters and testers who don’t go as far as to use nightly builds (which update themselves everyday with the newest code). Add-on developers will also be interested, especially because of the new ability to create restartless add-ons.

3 thoughts on “Instantbird 0.3 alpha 1 released

  1. Me again :-)
    I don’t suppose the alpha lets you sort buddies alphabetically within their groups? I don’t see any mention of sorting on the roadmap…

    Keep up the good work!

  2. @Neil: (Really long time has passed, but anyway…) there’s a few bugs open about sorting:
    Bug 343 – Sort buddies alphabetically (
    Bug 366 – Alphabetical sorting of group names (
    Bug 701 – Sort buddies by status (

    Not too much work done on them though. It’s not specifically on the roadmap but if someone wants to implement it, we’d certainly love to take the patch!