Description:

Konversation is a user-friendly Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client made by KDE.

--- What's new ---

1.7.4:
Konversation v1.7.4 is a small bugfix release addressing a font settings regression that crept into v1.7.3.

1.7.3:
While the Konversation team is currently hard at work on the upcoming major version 2.0 (which will debut an all-new UI and Matrix support, and pave the way for mobile versions), we continue to support users of the stable version 1.7 with maintenance releases. Konversation v1.7.3 re-enables the lost channel mode buttons, adds minor UI refinements and includes fixes for several annoyances and crashes. Most notable in this regard are fixed color scheme handling for the treelist version of the tab bar, and crash fixes in IRC v3 extended-join and IRC color formatting code parsing.


--- Essential links ---

Konversation's website: http://konversation.kde.org/
Wiki: http://userbase.kde.org/Konversation
Report bugs and wishes at: https://bugs.kde.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=konversation
Older releases: http://konversation.kde.org/wiki/Releases
Last changelog:

Changes from Konversation 1.7.3 to 1.7.4 28 days ago

* Fixed a bug causing the size of a custom chat text view font set via the configuration dialog to be ignored. A font size modification done via the Enlarge/Decrease Font Size actions is now applied on top of the configured size (or the system default font size, respectively).

shafff

13 years ago

i doubt it

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CARTMAN

13 years ago

Yes its alive actively developed by at least 4 coders.

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shafff

13 years ago

ok i've tried it and now i wonder why doesnt it replace ksirc in kdenetwork package (lets forget about kopete - i dont like it and use sim...)

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rem

13 years ago

It's one of the best IRC clients for KDE.
Its UI is very excellent.

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probono

13 years ago

Konversation can be installed in Knoppix with just a klik: http://klik.berlios.de/

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bradx

13 years ago

Just wanted to pass along compliments - this is a great looking IRC client with a nice set of features.

Simple configuration interface but you can tell the program has the potential to be very powerful. I hope this stays actively developed.

Just replaced X-Chat with this on my KDE desktop. Thanks again!

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felipe

13 years ago

Kudos, this my new default irc client for "light" use...

I'm trying hard to replace bitchx on my desktop - don't laugh! If this supported aliases other than the six buttons on the main window I could do the switch. (I'm still exploring though)

Thumbs up for konversation. This is the best irc client for KDE. Ever. If it was added to kdenetwork it would surely be a pro for the whole desktop

Excellent job!

felipe

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tubasoldier1980

13 years ago

Why is there no dcc chat integrated into an irc medium? don't you think that is odd. I wasn't sure if i should use a "?" icon or a disgruntled icon. Either way that is the only downfall of Konversation that I found.

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dendeigh

13 years ago

Konversation does have dcc-chat implemented, but just recently, I think it still only is available in CVS, but works fine non the less.

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xpol

13 years ago

I would like konversation offer more flexibility in customization of the date format.

Since i am used to let my irc client up and running for days, it would be useful the current day and month can be added to the prompt.

Would it be easy to add such feature, in th next release?

Even better: the date prompt may change in time: while 'hour:min' is the 'live prompt', day and month are displayed only for those lines that have passed by the current day.

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eisfuchs

13 years ago

It's not easy to change lines that have already been written to the text view, so updating the time stamps could become tricky. Adding the date to the dime stamp should be possible. I'll put that on the Todo list.

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cwenham

13 years ago

After having a few accidents, I think it might be better if the close button for each tab wasn't located on the tab itself. Perhaps off to the far edge of the tab strip, like how Mozilla does it?

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eisfuchs

13 years ago

Konversation does this already, but you'll have to use a fairly recend version of QT (3.2.0 or better) to see it.

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fffortune

13 years ago

This is really good, for one it fits alot better on my desktop than Xchat does! :)

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julrich

13 years ago

It looks alot like you're remade the gtk interface from xchat into qt for KDE. It looks pretty good. Very nice.

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eisfuchs

13 years ago

xchat and konversation both are designed after AmIRC from the amiga.

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leinir

13 years ago

That's the singular reason I use this client. XChat's interface is by far the easiest interface to use, I have found (rigorous testing, mIRC, XChat, Kvirc, Virc), and I always fall back on XChat... Now, though, I suspect I will not, because Konversation (though a silly name with K in ;) pet peevee) is, as you said, XChat with a KDE interface. I am looking already to get a completely unified looking (notice that last word) desktop, and this really helps. Thanks a lot for the great work, keep it up :) Also, check the suggestions tracker on SF, I will post one just after writing this ;)

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eisfuchs

13 years ago

You could also try bugs.kde.org and file a wishlist / bug entry :)

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leinir

13 years ago

This is hereby done :)

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Changes from Konversation 1.7.3 to 1.7.4 28 days ago

* Fixed a bug causing the size of a custom chat text view font set via the configuration dialog to be ignored. A font size modification done via the Enlarge/Decrease Font Size actions is now applied on top of the configured size (or the system default font size, respectively).

Changes from Konversation 1.7.2 to 1.7.3 1 month ago

* Added a copy action to the context menu of nicknames in the chat text view.
* Re-enabled channel mode buttons.
* Reduced emission of Unicode directional control characters in the chat text view. Unnecessary control characters could sometimes cause problems with copying text from Konversation and pasting it into terminal applications, confusing them.
* Fixed handling of nick and channel prefix characters potentially using the same set of symbols.
* Removed redundant escaping of angle brackets in GECOS ("realname") field.
* The nickname combobox will no longer change the nickname to the current value whenvever it loses focus.
* Fixed color scheme handling in the treelist version on the tab bar, fixing an issue where the background and text color of the selected item would sometimes be the same, rendering the item unreadable.
* Fixed handling of IRC URLs for channels starting with more than one #, addressing a percent-encoding problem with bookmarks of them.
* Fixed custom chat text view font family reverting to system default font family upon using the increase/decrease font size actions.
* Fixed chat text view font size adjusted via the increase/decrease font size actions reverting to configuration default when OK'ing the config dialog.
* Fixed incorrect checkbox states in the Channel Invite dialog.
* Fixed a crash in IRC v3 extended-join parsing.
* Fixed a crash in parsing IRC color formatting codes.
* Fixed a minor memory leak in the Join Channel dialog code.
* Removed unnecessary nickname list debug message sent as warning.

Changes from Konversation 1.7 to 1.7.1 7 months ago

* Fixed requesting the znc.in/server-time-iso capability from the server.
* Fixed SASL EXTERNAL authentication without an account name set in the Identity settings.
* Fixed clicking on nickname links containing the ` character.
* Fixed the Highlight page in the Configure Konversation dialog not enabling/disabling the Apply button correctly.
* Minor cleanups in application metadata setup code.

Changes from Konversation 1.7-rc1 to 1.7 7 months ago

* Two-finger scroll on the vertical channel list is now less sensitive.
* Fixed execution of bundled scripts showing an error about locating translation files when running on a system without kde4-config installed.
* Fixed a bug in executable command line parsing for passed URLs.
* Fixed Konversation failing to start on Windows systems without D-Bus (it would previously exit if it failed to initialize its D-Bus service).
* Ported from deprecated KDE Frameworks APIs to 5.24+ API (v1.7 requires Frameworks 5.25 or higher).

Changes from 1.6.2 to 1.7-rc1 8 months ago

* Improved support for CAP negotiation
* Output for CAP LS and CAP LIST is now shown in the server status view
* Added support for IRCv3 CAP MULTI-PREFIX
* Added support for IRCv3 CAP AWAY-NOTIFY
* Added support for IRCv3 CAP ACCOUNT-NOTIFY
* Added support for IRCv3 CAP EXTENDED-JOIN
* Added support for IRCv3 CAP USERHOST-IN-NAMES
* Added support for extended WHO
* Added support for server-time and message tags
* Added support for znc.in/server-time-iso, making buffer playback from ZNC much nicer
* Added support for the SASL EXTERNAL authentication mechanism, e.g. needed for using Tor with freenode.
* Redesigned search bar in chat views
* Added support for font zooming to chat views
* Improved bi-di text handling in chat views
* The --restart command line argument works again
* Fixed command line argument parsing when Konversation is already running
* Fixed tab completion not working when pressing tab after a full existing nickname as prefix
* Fixed the topic editor not updating when the topic changes
* Fixed nickname links including the pipe character
* Fixed the Invite dialog not closing on OK
* Fixed angle bracket display in OSD message bubbles
* Fixes to core protocol handling, e.g. in prefix parsing
* Fixed crash on close when the nick menu has been shown
* Fixed crash on quit
* Fixed crash when closing views
* Fixed crash in DCC resume dialogs without a Retry button
* Fixed incorrect icon for the global away action
* Minor UI layout cleanups, e.g. in the Behavior -> Chat Window settings page and fixes to tooltips
* Code cleanups, e.g. removal of unused settings and related code paths, porting away from deprecated API, and more
* Overhauled and corrected handbook & refreshed handbook screenshots to Frameworks 5 version
* Build fixes for Windows (MSVC compatibility and winsock linking)
* The Windows and Mac builds now have app icons
* Improved code portability by using different byte swapping routines
* Updated AppStream metadata
* Konversation now depends on Qt 5.5+ and KDE Frameworks 5.25+

Changes from 1.6.1 to 1.6.2 1 year ago

* Fixed a bug causing various operations on server list data to crash, e.g. pressing "Edit" on a server sub-item in the Server List dialog.
* Translations for AppData metadata added in v1.6.1.

Changes from 1.6.1 to 1.6.2 1 year ago

* Fixed a bug causing various operations on server list data to crash, e.g. pressing "Edit" on a server sub-item in the Server List dialog.
* Translations for AppData metadata added in v1.6.1.

[b]Changes from 1.6 to 1.6.1:[/b] 1 year ago

* Added an option to allow a server to bypass the global proxy settings.
* Fixed a crash when changing the Qt style engine.
* Fixed a crash when running "/exec -showpath" with no script name.
* Fixed notification events for DCC Chats not working.
* Fixed crash when closing the DCC Status tab.
* Fixed crashes with the ISO-2022-JP encoding.
* Fixed the "Close All Open Queries" action not working properly.
* Minor UI polish, e.g. the margin under the nicklist when the Quick Button grid is disabled or emtpy.
* Fixed missing icons on the Next/Previous buttons in the search bar.
* On screens to small to fit Konversation's configuration dialog, the dialog will now show scrollbars around its content instead of the dialog buttons being forced off-screen.
* Konversation now sets its window icon in a way that causes a hi-res icon to be available in window switchers such as Plasma's Alt+Tab UI.
* Removed the spell checking language submenu from the context menu of the input bar - KDE Frameworks 5 now contains this upstream, leading to two submenus.
* Fixed installing the Oxygen nickname list theme.
* Fixed changes to the tab bar font's font weight being applied to the chat text area.
* Minor changes to tooltips to support the Wayland windowing system better.
* Fixed the Windows build.
* Added KCrash (DrKonqi) support.
* Improved support for the KDE Kiosk framework, fixing checks for the "shell_command" privilege.
* Added AppData metadata for app stores.

13 years ago

Changes from 1.6-beta1 to 1.6:
* Improved support for character set aliases via KCharsets.
* Improved behavior when reconnecting and Konversation had to use an alternate nickname for the previous connection because the preferred nickname was already in use: Konversation will now try harder to go back to nicknames sorted earlier in the identity's nickname list, instead of advancing down the list without checking whether earlier nicknames have become available again.
* Konversation will no longer give up trying to connect when only a single nickname is configured and not available at connection time. Instead, it will do as many reconnection attempts as allowed by user configuration.
* Fixed incorrect size calculations for the channel topic text label causing cut-off text and unwanted collapsing of the topic area.
* Fixed a bug causing auto-connect not to connect to networks in the order they are listed in the Server List dialog.
* Fixed a bug causing the main window not to be raised when an Konversation is started an additional time and the window is currently minimized.
* The default tabs position is now 'Left', i.e. the treelist version of the tab bar.
* Tabs can now be reordered by drag and drop again.
* Fixed various rendering issues in the treelist version of the tab bar and made it high-DPI scaling-capable.
* Fixed a bug causing Channel List tabs not to be sorted below the status tab of the server they belong to in the treelist version of the tab bar, and corrupt its contents.
* Fixed margins in the Edit Network dialog.
* Improved wording and correctness of several interface messages.
* Fixed a bug causing some interface messages and labels not to use their translated versions when running with a language other than US English.
* Fixed a bug causing Konversation not to generate default command aliases for installed scripts at startup anymore.
* The bundled 'cmd' script now defaults to trying to decode command output as Utf-8 even when run on Python 2.
* Fixed the bundled 'bug' script not working.
* Fixed naming of bundled icons.
* Konversation now opts into Qt's high-DPI pixmap handling.
* Adjusted build system to use co-installable version of qca-qt5.
* Fixed build failures on Windows.

Changes from 1.5.1 to 1.6-beta1:
* Konversation now depends on KDE Frameworks v5.2.0 and Qt v5.3.0.
* The default nickname list theme has been updated to KDE's new Breeze visual identity.
* Notification events now have non-generic titles to prevent Plasma Desktop 5 from merging events from different sources.
* Fixed a bug causing the "Focus Input Bar" action to be enabled/disabled at incorrect times.

Changes in older releases: https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/network/konversation/repository/revisions/master/entry/ChangeLog

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