The Instantbird team is pleased to announce a polished Instantbird 1.0, released today in 11 locales.
Instantbird is an extremely easy to use and highly extensible instant messaging client that aims to respect its users!
Building on the experience available via open-source software, Instantbird is able to harness the power of Pidgin (via its libpurple protocol library) and of Mozilla’s Firefox technology, to provide access to a wide variety of instant messaging networks, while providing an easy (and well known) extension platform. Although Instantbird is fully cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux), we strive to present a native look-and-feel to the user interface.
Get Instantbird 1.0 now!
After months of development and a few pre-release versions, we are happy to announce that Instantbird 0.2 is now ready to be put in the hands of the general public.
Instantbird 0.2 is now available in 5 languages thanks to the great work of our translators.
If you have tried Instantbird 0.1 back in 2007 when it was first released, Instantbird 0.2 may feel like a completely different software to you. The most dramatically changed area is the conversation window (for example, new tabs and message styles), but there are notable changes in almost every window. For a list of changes, see the release notes.
Let’s stop talking, so that you can discover Instantbird 0.2 now!
In the next few days, we will talk about our plans for the future, and especially Instantbird 0.3. Stay tuned!
We released Instantbird 0.1 about a month ago. It has been downloaded more than 1600 times the first day, about 80000 downloads from our servers (the exact number right now is 79497), and we know some unofficial mirrors have been put online.
Of course, we know that 80000 downloads doesn’t mean 80000 users, but we are really happy to see that so many people were interested by the project enough to go ahead and download it. Thank you!