Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monal 1.07 feature complete

Monal 1.07 is feature complete and is about to complete testing. Release candidate 1 was sent out to testers today. If no issues arise this will be the build submitted to the app store.

This is the final changelog of what to expect. In addition to the graphical overhaul, the other major change that will affect many people is support for group chat.

1.07 changelog

This is a major update that significantly changes the front and backends of the program.

1. Stops crash on load on iphone 3g and fixed many other bugs
2. faster start up and much more efficient login code (3-4x faster)
3. fixed bug where chat input box was disabled after viewing logs
4. urls in chat are detected and can be tapped to bring up safari when there is multi tasking or in app when there isn't.
5. Added a logoff button for easy logoff without closing app
6. contacts listed in alphabetical order, own username not shown
7. support for xmpp tunes, option to set status as currently playing ipod song
8. New ipad UI autorotates to all orientations, supports landscape
9. new lighter, faster and more accurate XMPP parsing engine
10. xmpp uses JID for setup
11. UI improvements for consistency
12. new sliding notification when a message is received or song changes
13. status updates are immediately seen
14. added a simple web browser for non multi tasking OSes
15. Icons update correctly when buddy changes it
16. added an active chats tab to access current conversations easily
17. added DNS SRV record discovery. this enables cisco webexconnect support in addition to greater compatibility overall.
18. added support for group chat
19. added support for itunes file transfer


  1. ‘DNS SRV record discovery’ means zero-configuration, right? :)

  2. SRV record discovery is used by zero configuration but it isnt the same thing. zero configuration is when SRV records are used for the local network.

    But yes, the work i did with this will allow me to add bonjour chat in a future release.

  3. How does it look five days later? Will it be submitted to the App Store soon?

  4. It has been submitted and should show up in the app store in a few days.

  5. Ok, got it installed and was able to log into my VPN openfire jabber account. We have a group chat that is password protected and I can't seem to log into that even if someone invites me (In Adium I do "Join group chat, and configure it - then bookmark it as a buddy). Is this possible?

    Also, can you add someone you're chatting with to buddies? Some of my coworkers didn't show up initially.


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