One Dianara v1.2.5 coming up!

December 16, 2014

Hi! As planned, here’s a new release of Dianara for the end of the year.

dianara-v1.2.5-release-main

Some of the main new features are the new Mentions and Actions feeds, which are basically the same as the Meanwhile feed, but with only activities addressed to you, and only activities done by you. Then, the expandable labels. Some of the information labels such as the “10 minutes ago” or “7 likes” in posts will expand when clicked, to show extra information. Some parts of that extra information was available previously in tooltips, but now that extra information might contain clickable links, too, such as user names.

Also, the way of showing when a post got to your timeline via sharing is clearer and more informative, and pasting a link that looks like it’s pointing to an image will ask if you wish to insert it as a regular link or as a visible image.

Changes

Main changes since v1.2.4:

  • Mentions and Actions feeds. Access them via keyboard with Control+1/2/3 (keyboard shortcut to reload Meanwhile feed has been changed to F2).
  • Made some of the labels expandable; they will show extra information when clicked.
  • Offer to insert links to image files as embedded images, when pasting.
  • Very long post titles will be cut when posting.
  • Shared posts now show sharer’s information in a wide line at the top.
  • Show warning when posting only to Followers, but having none.
  • Added new configuration categories, and rearranged some options.
  • Added option to show post client information directly.
  • Option to insert basic tables in messages.
  • Avatar menus now sync their Follow/Unfollow option based on global contact list changes.
  • Added more fallback icons.
  • Added Control+Enter shortcut for the “Done” button when selecting specific recipients for a message.
  • Enhancements in the experimental group support.
  • Added a few changes to support GNU Mediagoblin‘s upcoming Pump.io API. You’ll be able to use Dianara to post to Mediagoblin sites once its 0.8.0 version is out.
  • Added links to the Pump.io User Guide (https://github.com/e14n/pump.io/wiki/User-Guide).
  • Fixed #4: some memory leaks, thanks to a patch by Gregor Herrmann.
  • Fixed wrong order in list of likes in posts.
  • Fixed extra spaces inserted when creating links in the middle of some existing text.
  • Other small fixes.

Dianara 1.2.5 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German languages. There’s a partial Polish translation included.

More translators would be welcome to translate it to more languages, of course ;)

Get it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At this time, at least Debian Testing/Sid, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and later, KaosX and openSuse 13.2 and later. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! ;)

You can find Fedora packages at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo.

For Archlinux, you can find Dianara on the AUR, and for Gentoo, you can use the ebuild.

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows and is working on builds for OSX.

 

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103.

If you need or wish to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies.

 

Cheers!


Revisit your past: Dianara v1.2.4 is out!

October 20, 2014

Another almost-monthly release.

dianara-v1.2.4-release-main

The main new features are the page selector, which you can use to jump to any page in your timeline (you can go to your first post directly, for instance), and the (optional) snippets in the Meanwhile feed. By default, snippets for the activities will be shown when the activity is highlighted, except if the activity is yours. This mostly means you’ll be able to see a part of a comment to one of your posts, or a comment matching one of your highlighting filters, for instance, directly on the side panel.

dianara-v1.2.4-release-jump

Changes

Main changes since v1.2.3:

  • Optional snippets in the Meanwhile feed, with configurable character limit.
  • Clicking the button that shows the page number at the bottom of a timeline (or pressing Control+G) will open a window to jump to any page.
  • Menu option to enable/disable timeline auto-updating.
  • New status bar icon indicates initialization stage and state of auto-updates. Clicking it will also toggle the state of auto-updates.
  • Tray icon shows how many of the new messages are also highlighted.
  • Names of recipients are shown as links in the Publisher, so hovering over them will show their addresses in the status bar.
  • More logging, specifically during initial client registration and the authorization token process.
  • Settings dialog switched from tabs to stacked view, to have more categories in the future.
  • Added a TRANSLATING file, with instructions for new translators.
  • Fixed quoting texts containing “<” and “>”.
  • Fixed long shutdown time.
  • Other small visual changes and fixes.

 

Dianara 1.2.4 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages. Partial German and Polish translations are included.

More translators would be welcome to translate it to more languages, of course ;)

Get it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At this time, at least Debian Testing/Sid, Mageia 4/5, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04, KaosX and openSuse Factory. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! ;)

You can find Fedora packages at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo.

For Archlinux, you can find Dianara on the AUR, and for Gentoo, you can use the ebuild.

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows and is working on builds for OSX.

 

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103.

If you need or wish to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies.

 

Cheers!


Reviving things! Auralquiz 0.9.0-dev!

September 24, 2014

Taking a little break from Dianara, I’ve finally “resumed” development of the music guessing game I started a few years back, Auralquiz. It’s been a while!

The current stable version works quite nicely, but still… it was about time to give it some love =)

At the very least, I’ll polish some things and release a new version with a new Galician translation I have, that hasn’t seen a release yet :p

auralquiz-v0.9.0-dev

And since Gitorious.org now provides issue trackers for projects, this is the one for Auralquiz:

https://gitorious.org/projects/auralquiz/issues

Cheers! o/


Dianara v1.2.3 released! Yes, that’s a real version number.

September 6, 2014

Once again, another small release of this pump.io client.

dianara-v1.2.3-fonts-fun

The most notable new features are font configuration, the option to send direct messages to people from the avatar menus, and the button to open ‘parent’ posts. You’ll see the ‘Parent’ button if a post in your timeline is actually a reply to something else. This can happen if someone shares a comment, for instance.

dianara-v1.2.3-direct-message

Changes

Most of the changes since v1.2.2:

  • Configurable fonts.
  • Ability to open the parent post for posts in the timelines, if they were replies to something, such as a shared comment appearing in the timeline.
  • Option to send a message to a contact directly from the avatar menu and from the contact list.
  • Show your user ID in popup notifications. Useful if you run more than one instance of Dianara for different accounts.
  • Show total number of items in timelines, in the tooltips of their tabs, and the total number of pages with the current page number, at the bottom.
  • Show how many Meanwhile items are highlighted, among those that are new.
  • Some settings in Configure dialog have been rearranged.
  • Filter comparison for “Activity description” removes links from it, allowing for simpler rules.
  • More details about post location, in the tooltip of the location name.
  • Fixed Meanwhile feed growing very wide sometimes.
  • Fixed Edit button not working on posts opened in separate window.
  • Other bug fixes and minor changes.

 

Dianara 1.2.3 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages. Partial German and Polish translations are included.

More translators would be welcome to translate it to more languages, of course ;)

Get it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At this time, at least Debian Testing/Sid, Mageia 4, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04, KaosX and openSUSE Factory. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! ;)

You can find Fedora packages at Metal Biker’s repo.

You can also find Dianara in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo ebuild.

Also, a fellow pumper, LuisGF, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows and is working on builds for OSX.

 

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103.

If you need or wish to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies.

 

Cheers! o/


Dianara v1.2.2 is out!

July 31, 2014

This was supposed to be another small release, but it took longer than expected. The main new feature is proxy support, but it also comes with a bunch of little fixes and improvements.

dianara-v1.2.2-release-proxysettings

Other interesting changes include case insensitive filters, animated image support in the image viewer, a basic help window and a better initialization process, so Dianara will try to get your profile, contacts and timelines on startup several times, if it fails due to network or server errors.

Packagers should note that the manpage has been moved to section 1, as suggested in a bug report, which makes more sense.

 

Changes

Most of the changes since v1.2.1:

  • Proxy configuration support. Password is not stored securely, so if you wish, you can leave it empty and be prompted for it on startup.
  • Animated images are now animated when viewed in the separate image viewer.
  • Filters are now case insensitive, ie. “openfarmgame” matches “OpenFarmGame”.
  • Added a delay before reloading all comments after posting a reply.
  • Enhanced initialization, so Dianara will keep on trying to get all initial data (your profile, etc) if it fails initially.
  • Basic Help window.
  • Configurable “unread post” color.
  • Show To/CC info in the timestamp tooltip of minor feed activities.
  • The Normalize Text Colors option in posts works in most cases now.
  • Link color is no longer specified, so other contacts will see links in the color configured by them.
  • New way to show attachments, including attached images.
  • Better filename suggestions when saving attachments.
  • Option to create bullet lists in the Format menu.
  • More symbols in the Format > Symbols menu.
  • Ask for confirmation when quitting Dianara if a post is being composed.
  • Pressing Enter in title field jumps to message body. Likewise, pressing the Up Arrow at the start of the message jumps to the title field.
  • Better notification of authentication-related errors.
  • Added some more fallback icons, for environments without (good) iconsets.
  • Updated Italian translation, by Metal Biker.
  • Partial updates to Polish translation by Derping Muffins and CyberKiller, and German translation by Emvigo.

 

Dianara 1.2.2 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages. Partial German and Polish translations are included.

Translators would of course be welcome to translate it to more languages ;)

Get it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At this time, at least Debian Testing/Sid, Mageia 4, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04, KaosX and openSUSE Factory. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! ;)

You can find Fedora packages at Metal Biker’s repo.

You can also find Dianara in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo ebuild.

Also, a fellow pumper, LuisGF, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows.

 

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103.

If you need to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies.

 

Cheers!


Dianara v1.2.1 released!

May 22, 2014

Not that long after Dianara 1.2.0 was released (I told you!), here’s v1.2.1! As planned, this is a smaller release, completing some features which were half-baked on the previous release, and therefore disabled, and adding a few smaller details.

Mandatory screenshot (as always, color configuration comes from my desktop configuration):

dianara-v1.2.1-release-main

The main feature for this release is the audio and video uploading capability, which was disabled for 1.2.0 due to incomplete parts. Now it’s enabled and tested, and there’s also the possibility of uploading generic files, like PDF’s or whatever. There is an upload progress bar, used also when uploading images, so there’s that ;)

There’s, however, a catch: Pump.io’s web interface does not recognize the ‘audio’, ‘video’ and ‘file’ types of post, and neither do most of the other Pump.io clients at this point, so keep in mind that for now, most of your contacts won’t see your uploaded audios or videos. They’ll still see the post title and contents, though. Consider this feature ‘experimental’ for now and go easy on the servers ;)

Also, while posting an audio or video file to just a few people, or all followers will work (as long as their clients supports it), downloading a generic file will only work for contacts in your same server, unless the post is public (see Pump.io issue #1014).

 

Looking at other things, we have the new –config command line parameter.  Running a command (from the command line, or a launcher, etc) like “dianara –config secondaccount” will run Dianara with a different configuration, so you can run 2 (or 3, 4…) instances of Dianara, even at once, with different configurations. Different accounts, different colors, different window sizes, etc. There is a new option to use your avatar or a custom icon for the system tray icon, so 2 instances running simultaneously can have different icons too.

 

Changes

Most of the changes since v1.2.0:

  • Upload of other media types (audio, video, misc files).
    Keep in mind that most people won’t be able to see these at the moment!
    (Related Pump.io issue: https://github.com/e14n/pump.io/issues/1014)
  • Nicer download of media attachments.
  • New –config command line parameter, to use a different configuration on startup.
    Using this, you can run 2 or 3 instances of Dianara for different accounts. Check the README file for examples.
  • System tray icon can be configured to show your avatar, or a custom image.
  • Added an optional toolbar.
  • Added some widgets to the status bar.
  • Avatar button gets highlighted when hovering, to make it more obvious.
  • New messages are highlighted with a gradient on the right side. This uses the “selected text” color from your environment colors.
  • Added partial german translation, by Emvigo.
  • Some minor fixes.

 

Dianara 1.2.1 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages. Partial German translation is included. There is a Polish translation in the works, but not included yet.

Translators would be welcome to translate it to more languages ;)

Get it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At this time, at least Debian Testing/Sid, Mageia 4, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04, KaosX and openSUSE Factory. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! ;)

You can find Fedora packages at Metal Biker’s repo (who also translated it to Italian!).

You can also find Dianara in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo ebuild.

Also, a fellow pumper, LuisGF, has been able to provide builds of Dianara for MSwindows.

 

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103.

Check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies.

 

Cheers! o/


Dianara v1.2.0 is out the door!

April 16, 2014

It’s been three months since I released the 1.1 version of my pump.io client, Dianara, so it’s about time for 1.2! Only this time, I’ve added a ‘bugfix’ digit too, so it’s 1.2.0.

Next release will be a 1.2.1, with smaller changes, and hopefully sooner.

Anyway, here it is, Dianara 1.2.0!

dianara-v1.2.0-release-main

The main window. Some stuff is green and blue due to highlighting rules. Colors are configurable, of course.

The main changes in this version are the possibility of editing (modifying) your comments, enhanced filters, which now apply to the timelines too, and can highlight activities in addition to hiding them, using some nice colors, the ability to search the contact lists, and the “avatar buttons” everywhere, with several options for the contact. There is an audio and video uploading capability in the works, but I’ve disabled it for this version, mainly because the feature was quite incomplete.

dianara-v1.2.0-release-editing

Modifying a comment.

Current status

Most of the changes since v1.1:

  • Comments can be edited.
  • Ability to search the contact list by partial name or address.
  • Filters have been extended to be used in the timelines too, and can also be set to *highlight* posts, in addition to hiding them.
  • Fixed very wide comments.
  • Nicer avatars-buttons with options are used everywhere now.
  • Meanwhile items such as “someone followed someone else”, also have an avatar-button for that person, with the usual options.
  • ‘Meanwhile’ item highlighting uses different, customizable colors. These are also used in the Timeline posts, where appropriate.
  • Configurable notifications.
  • More information in Meanwhile tooltips.
  • Fuzzy timestamps, like “3 minutes ago” are updated every minute.
  • Log window.
  • Post of type ‘audio’, ‘video’ and ‘file’ are shown in a basic manner. Video/Audio upload mostly works but has been disabled for this release.
  • More keyboard control for timelines (Ctrl+Up/Down/PgUp/PgDown/Home/End).
  • Quoting partial comments (selected text) now works, though it has issues.
  • Info about a hovered URL in posts and comments is now shown in the status bar.
  • New contacts are added to the lists without the need to fully reload them after following or unfollowing someone.
  • Several enhancements in the Image Viewer.
  • Added some fallback icons, to be used when the system iconset doesn’t have an appropriate icon.
  • Disable some menus and widgets until Dianara is authorized to use an account.
  • New libmagic dependency.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.

Dianara 1.2.0 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages. There is a Polish translation in the works.

Translators would be welcome to translate it to more languages ;)

Get it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At this time, at least Debian Testing/Sid, Mageia 4, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and KaosX.

You can find Fedora packages at Metal Biker’s repo (who also translated it to Italian!).

There are Dianara packages for openSUSE available. You can also find it in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo ebuild.

Also, a fellow pumper, LuisGF, has been able to provide builds of Dianara for MSwindows.

 

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103.

Check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies.

 

Cheers!


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