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Miranda IM v0.8.0 Released

June 17, 2009 by Miranda IM Team

The Miranda IM team is proud to introduce Miranda IM v0.8. Miranda IM v0.8 contains hundreds of new features including the ability to add and manage accounts from the new Account Manager. Also, SSL support is now built-in to take advantage of encrypted connections (no more configuration is needed). It is highly recommended that users upgrade to take advantage of all of the new features. Below, you will find a list of the many of the issues addressed in this release.

Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo and more. Additionally, with the choice of hundreds of plugins, icons, sounds and other content, Miranda IM gives you the ability to modify, customise and extend functionality to make it your own.

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  • Support for multiple accounts (without dll renaming) for all protocols
  • SSL support has been added to the core
  • Support for compressed HTTP transactions
  • AIM: Unicode messaging, status messages, profiles
  • AIM: Offline messaging
  • AIM: Set/retrieve status message for any status
  • AIM: Ability to set your own avatar
  • AIM: Privacy settings & lists support
  • AIM: Server groups support
  • AIM: Group Chat support
  • AIM: SSL server connection support
  • ICQ: Fixed receiving of multi-part messages (only first part was received)
  • ICQ: Fixed processing of UTF-8 encoded status messages from QIP
  • ICQ: New offline messages protocol (supports unicode)
  • ICQ: New user details protocol support (fully unicode aware)
  • ICQ: Added support for status notes & moods
  • ICQ: URL events are now received as normal messages
  • ICQ: Ability to send/receive contacts to/from ICQ6 and AIM
  • ICQ: Server-list support now groups requests
  • IRC: IRC servers now stored in the database
  • IRC: Filter for IRC channel list
  • IRC: Enhanced identd processing
  • IRC: Added menu item for nickserv commands
  • IRC: Auto request client info on adding to contacts or private message
  • IRC: Enhanced WhoIs request
  • IRC: CTCP events are shown in the server window
  • IRC: Close windows with ESC button
  • IRC: Quick Connect now allows manual input of server parameters
  • Jabber: Bunch of new XMPP extensions implemented (XEPs: 70, 83, 108, 147, 184, 224, 232 and other)
  • Jabber: Massive improvements in filetransfers
  • Jabber: Improved GnuPG messages handling (using SecureIM/GPG plugins)
  • Jabber: Localized server messages support (xml:lang, RFC 3920 section 4.4)
  • Jabber: Server side notes (Miranda own extension)
  • Jabber: Ability to invite chat users to another rooms
  • Jabber: Directed presences, ability to change connection priority
  • Jabber: Display active resource of user in message window
  • Jabber: Jabber VCard moved integrated with user details
  • Jabber: Redesigned almost all dialogs (roster editor, bookmarks, privacy lists, groupchat join, user info and other)
  • Jabber: Redesigned menus (main menu in status bar, privacy lists menu, custom status, priority menu, groupchat menus and other)
  • Jabber: Added new and updated old icons, improvements in UI
  • Jabber: Added hotkeys and toolbar buttons
  • Jabber: Options to auto-accept authorization requests and auto-reject invites to conferences
  • Jabber: CTRL key shows disabled items in most menus
  • Jabber: Various improvements in groupchats (show online status, improved topic and nick change dialogs and other)
  • Jabber: Improved remote controlling (resources in forwarded messages, keep last options, leave groupchats)
  • Jabber: Added display of quit messages, ability to send quit and “slap” messages
  • Jabber: “Use hostname as resource” option
  • Jabber: Improvements in XML Console (filters, formatting)
  • Jabber: Ability to show jabber presence subscription states and errors
  • MSN: Rewritten to support WLM 8.5 protocol (and all it features)
  • MSN: Offline messaging
  • MSN: Added Hotmail Notifier functionality
  • Yahoo: Added Yahoo 9.x protocol support
  • Yahoo: File transfer overhauled with support for batches of files
  • Yahoo: Added user info dialog for Yahoo that shows more detailed information
  • Yahoo: Improved support for HTTP proxies
  • Yahoo: Yahoo Japan support
  • Yahoo: Yahoo now provides a Unicode version
  • Bugfixes

  • ICQ: Fixed receiving of multi-part messages (only first part was received)
  • ICQ: Fixed processing of UTF-8 encoded status messages from QIP
  • Jabber: Fixed various serious bugs (accidental account unregister, message sender spoofing, roster access by remote users)
  • Jabber: Fixed wrong timestamps in offline and forwarded messages, fixed xmpp time answers
  • Jabber: Various connection stability fixes (XMPP ping, ZLib keepalive and other)
  • Jabber: Fixed chat issues with autojoin and unstable connection
  • Jabber: Fixed displaying of active resource (including software info) in contact list
  • Yahoo: Tons of bug fixes
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