We have just released Instantbird 0.1.2.1 to fix a crash that a lot of
people experienced when trying to connect their MSN account on Windows.
Unfortunately, this issue wasn’t detected during our testing prior to
the release and we are really sorry about it.
If you have Instantbird 0.1.2 on Windows (and if it doesn’t crash at
startup because of an automatic connection to your MSN account), you
will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours.
You can get the full version of Instantbird 0.1.2.1 from the
We would like to thank our users who sent crash reports and useful
feedback, and congrats to the people who worked on the crash reporting
and automated update tools. Being able to notice, locate and fix quickly
such bugs with a small (21kB) update is just amazing!
After a few months without any release, we are glad to announce the
release of Instantbird
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
- 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
- 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.