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ANNOUNCEMENT: mICQ 0.4.10.3 released




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#              ANNOUNCEMENT:    mICQ 0.4.10.3                       #
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mICQ 0.4.10.3 is another bug fix and translation update release -- new is
the Indonesian translation --, though it features a few minor improvements:
it now supports sending and receiving of unicode encoded type-1
(unacknowledged) messages; it detects screensavers on Windows; it fixes
trouble with temporary contacts; its .rpm now ships with the man pages; it
fixes a segfault caused e.g. by file transfer request from Miranda sent
through the server; the command parser interprets \x00 style hex bytes and
integers in hex; and of course a bunch of minor fixes.

Kudos are in order for the PLD Linux Distribution as they're the only Linux
distribution with recent mICQ packages on rpmfind.net that get the copyright
of mICQ right. Guess why mICQ now displays it pretty prominently. Mandrake,
Red Hat and ASPLinux still consider mICQ to be freely available or BSD
licence. Those distributions also might consider shipping the translated man
pages of mICQ... No Kudos go to the Debian project who still ships a version
of mICQ with a seriously annoying yet trivially to fix bug and a copyright
notice disclaiming my part of the authorship of mICQ. Shame on you!

Hint to FreeBSD: it _does_ support file transfer.
Hint to NetBSD: you may want to update DESC and check whether 
  may want to use libiconv. You also missed CAN-2002-1362.
Hint to OpenBSD: your DESC is more than outdated,
  as well as your package...

md5sum a5bf29dde10474a10a5a4c3e43bf6915  source/micq-0.4.10.3.tgz
md5sum b3137ec97f624a1989f0723d9b61d68f  binary/micq_0.4.10.3-1.1_i386.deb
md5sum 1ec65fe9cf6f11b4abde9c9616135dd3  binary/micq-0.4.10.3-1.i386.rpm
md5sum 7d211aaeef369d878f554f3fffe78396  binary/micq-0.4.10.3-AmigaOS.tgz
md5sum 0d8ce6b32fd973700b066a50ea9ba586  binary/micq-0.4.10.3-mingw.exe

sha1sum 294dda4973cc66dd1d58b827f55cc885c9b2805b  source/micq-0.4.10.3.tgz
sha1sum be7484294c03fa0957d79c65060b705e828c9e1f  binary/micq_0.4.10.3-1.1_i386.deb
sha1sum de38e7948c723b10115f672ebb17c91a5cfcc31d  binary/micq-0.4.10.3-1.i386.rpm
sha1sum 78749595e73e260f5fd77b08baec914b7de35219  binary/micq-0.4.10.3-AmigaOS.tgz
sha1sum 913f549ad402d982d9c73cf395ff59735ec7a645  binary/micq-0.4.10.3-mingw.exe

>--[Rüdiger Kuhlmann]--<micq-list-CKH1bDCG6x4V@ruediger-kuhlmann.de>
> 
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> #              ANNOUNCEMENT:    mICQ 0.4.10.2                       #
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> 
> mICQ 0.4.10.2 is another bug fix and translation update release for mICQ
> 0.4.10.x. Brazil is now added, and Japanese is now as good as complete. No
> new features have been added, but a bunch of bugs have been fixed, in
> particular problems with messaging when one side is DND or OCC, and fixes
> the status encoded in type-2 messages. Also, some problems with encodings
> were fixed; mICQ now compiles by default agains any iconv() it can find.
> 
> md5sum  9fa8f58d78ff5851c7725cc56df1a003          micq-0.4.10.2.tgz
> sha1sum 6e8e68ffaaedecfa909f9bd89a10bd3cd0c3d8b7  micq-0.4.10.2.tgz
> 
> >--[Rüdiger Kuhlmann]--<micq-list-CKH1bDCG6x4V@ruediger-kuhlmann.de>
> > 
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> > #              ANNOUNCEMENT:    mICQ 0.4.10.1                       #
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> > #####################################################################
> > 
> > mICQ 0.4.10.1 is a bug fix and translation update release for mICQ 0.4.10.
> > No new features have been added, but a bunch of stupid bugs have been fixed
> > and several translations have been updated. Currently, the translation for
> > English, German, Serbian and Ukrainian is complete, while Spanish, Russian,
> > French, Japanese, Romanian, Italian and Swiss-German are either not complete
> > or not updated for 0.4.10. Translated man pages are available for English,
> > German, Serbian and Portuguese (Brazil), while those for Spanish, Russian,
> > Ukrainian and French have not been updated yet.
> > 
> > Also, the .deb packages are now apt-get-able with the following lines:
> > 
> > | deb http://www.micq.org/debian stable main
> > 
> > for Debian woody and
> > 
> > | deb http://www.micq.org/debian unstable main
> > 
> > for Debian sarge or Debian sid. Currently, they have the same package,
> > however, the "stable" entry will have the latest 0.4.10.x release, while
> > unstable may have newer, but less stable versions.
> > 
> > Have fun,
> >   Rüdiger.
> > 
> > PS:
> > 
> > > #####################################################################
> > > #                                                                   #
> > > #              ANNOUNCEMENT:    mICQ 0.4.10                         #
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> > > #####################################################################
> > > 
> > > | mICQ is a portable, small, yet powerful console based ICQ client. |
> > > | It supports password changing, auto-away, creation of new         |
> > > | accounts, updating user info, search other users, send SMS, open  |
> > > | direct connections, send acknowledged messages, transfer files,   |
> > > | detect other user's client, send UTF-8 encoded messages, execute  |
> > > | arbitrarely commands upon any event and other features that makes |
> > > | it a very complete yet simple client supporting the current ICQ   |
> > > | v8 protocol.                                                      |
> > > |                                                                   |
> > > | A lot of other ICQ clients are based in spirit on mICQ,           |
> > > | nevertheless mICQ is still _the_ console based ICQ client.        |
> > > 
> > > A long time has passed since mICQ 0.4.9 was released, even a long
> > > time since the last 0.4.9.x version was released. Hence, a huge pile
> > > of new features has piled up. Features since 0.4.9.4:
> > > 
> > >  * ^C handler:
> > >    clears the line if ^C is pressed, exits if it is pressed again
> > >  * acknowledged message sending:
> > >    sends messages that are acknowledged by the peer
> > >  * new event script handling:
> > >    better documented, with all arguments required, more consistent
> > >  * contact meta data saving:
> > >    saves the contact's meta data to disc, loads them at startup
> > >  * contact groups:
> > >    allows contacts to be sorted in groups, and displayed accordingly
> > >  * remote control:
> > >    send commands from other programs or from the event script to mICQ
> > >  * UTF-8 support:
> > >    supports sending and receiving of UTF-8-encoded messages to peers
> > >    who support that (ICQ 2002, mICQ);
> > >    support for input and output in UTF-8 (single character cell only)
> > >  * better syntax for file transfers
> > >  * aliases of commands
> > >  * simple message history
> > >  * automatic saving of the micqrc file upon exit
> > >  * automatic retrieving of new UIN's meta data
> > >  * utilities to work on mICQ's log files
> > >  * new ASCII art mICQ logo
> > > 
> > > New features since 0.4.9:
> > >  * file transfer
> > >  * new log file format
> > >  * customizable colors
> > >  * ~-expansion for file names
> > >  * support for capabilities - no more trouble with Trillian
> > >  * recognition of more clients
> > >  * dumping of packets following a syntax definition
> > >  * quoting of parameters
> > > 
> > > mICQ should run on Linux, BSD, AmigaOS, Win32, BeOS, Solaris, AIX,
> > > HPUX and other commercial Unices. Download at:
> > > 
> > >        http://www.micq.org/download.shtml
> > >        
> > > Binaries (i386 .deb and .rpm) are included; also a binary for
> > > AmigaOS. Other binaries may follow. The Debian binaries are
> > > apt-get-able.
> > > 
> > > Here's the release FAQ:
> > > 
> > > Q: does it support contact list upload?
> > > A: no.
> > > 
> > > Q: why not?
> > > A: nobody wrote it.
> > > 
> > > Q: when will the next version be released?
> > > A: when contact list upload is implemented.
> > > 
> > > Q: will mICQ be translated into Thai, Vietnamese, Klingon, ...?
> > > A: if you do the translation work, yes.
> > > 
> > > Q: mICQ doesn't recognize my language automatically anymore.
> > > A: make sure your system's setlocale() works and your environment variables
> > >    are set properly. Any localized program needs that anyway.
> > > 
> > > Q: where did the "russian" and "japanese" option go?
> > > A: it was generalized. No character recoding without UTF-8 support. mICQ
> > >    suports (buildin) converting UTF-8 to iso-8859-1, iso-8859-15, koi8-u,
> > >    but not any Japanese encoding. If you need Japanese recoding, make sure
> > >    your iconv() can handle that. Also, make sure you understood the
> > >    "encoding" options in your micqrc, you WILL need them.

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