Dianara v1.3.1 is upon us!

August 2, 2015

Time for another minor release of Dianara! Well, not so minor after all!

dianara-v1.3.1-release-main

Changes

The main changes since v1.3.0 are:

  • Option to browse posts from a user.
  • Option to set or change the e-mail address associated with your account.
  • Added a Privacy category in the settings, with a couple of new options related to following people and managing lists.
  • Nick autocompleter now shows user ID, too.
  • Proper links are made from URL’s found anywhere, when pasting plain text.

dianara-v1.3.1-final-summary

The “browse messages” option will appear in the drop-down menu that’s available in any avatar, that is, in the Meanwhile activities, in all the posts and in all the comments. There’s, sadly, a big catch: due to limitations in the information provided by the Pump API, you can only use this option with people in your same server. If you’re jessie@microca.st, you can only browse posts by people @microca.st, etc. The feature loses a lot of usefulness at the moment due to this limitation, but still, it can be very useful when available.

The option to change the e-mail address of the account will allow users of the identi.ca server to change their e-mail address, unchangeable since the migration from StatusNet, and users of other servers, to set an e-mail address for the first time. Depending on the server, this could bring e-mail notifications for activities, and allow for password recovery.

The new Privacy category in the settings (if you’ve never visited this dialog, you really should) has two options, to avoid sending follow/unfollow activities to your followers, and to avoid sending add/remove (from list) activities.

This basically means that if you enable these options, only the person being followed, unfollowed, added, or removed will know about it, and nobody else. Keep in mind, however, that letting your followers receive this information helps the network grow!

Besides privacy, enabling these options helps if you are about to start following or stop following a lot of people. This way you don’t flood your followers’ feeds with a lot of “Jessie followed JohnDoe”, and the like ;)

Not much to tell about the fourth item… since v1.3.0, when typing @ you get a list of users to mention. Now, if you have, say, 3 contacts named “Albert” (and nothing else), you can know who’s who by their ID’s. As a bonus, the new popup is better positioned and sized!

As for the last one, up until now, if you pasted a url-looking text, like http://something, a proper HTML link was created, and all was fine. But if you pasted, say, from a text file, something like “check out this cool link: http://pump.io “, nothing special happened and the link was not really a link, and not clickable. Now, something like the latter case will work, as long as what you’re pasting is plain text.

If what you’re pasting is rich text (say, from a web browser or a rich text editor), links should already be links, so that works as always ;)

Check the CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.

Dianara 1.3.1 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 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and later, KaosX and openSuse 13.2 and later. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. 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, (also the -dev version), 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 or from GNU Savannah: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.1.tar.gz

If you need or want to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies. Also, a reminder: the development version is now hosted at gitlab.com.

Enjoy!


Dianara v1.3.0 is out!

May 1, 2015

Finally, the new release of Dianara, with quite a lot of enhancements!

dianara-v1.3.0-release-main-1

Changes

The main change since v1.2.5 has been the refactoring of the way the timelines are handled, which makes updates much faster and the interface a lot smoother. The number of unread posts is not reset on each update anymore. If you get more new posts than what you have configured to show in one page, you’ll be notified of how many more posts are pending to be received in the next update. The posts opened from the Meanwhile feed via the “+” button will now be able to load the comments much more often.

Other smaller enhancements are a few new options in the Configuration dialog, such as the options to highlight comments made by you, or comments made by the author of a post and to choose the size of avatars, or more obvious “frames” for shared posts.

dianara-v1.3.0beta1-shares

There’s also an option to hide duplicated posts; that is, posts which were already visible in the timeline will not be shown again when someone shares them.

One new feature that is not visible is nickname completion, a.k.a. “mentioning”. If you type ‘@‘ while composing a post, you’ll get a list of the people you follow. You can then type the first characters of a name and use the arrows and enter keys to select the contact you wish to mention. When creating a note, this will add that contact to the “To” list, which means they’ll get your post in their “direct messages” inbox. This was possible before, using the “To” and “Cc” menus, but now it’s simpler.

Check the CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.

Dianara 1.3.0 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 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and later, KaosX and openSuse 13.2 and later. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. 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 or from GNU Savannah: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.0.tar.gz

If you need or wish to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary dependencies. Also, a reminder: the development version is now hosted at gitlab.com.

Cheers!


Notice: Git repositories moved to gitlab.com

March 25, 2015

Due to the upcoming shutdown of the gitorious.org service, caused by the company behind it being acquired by GitLab, I’ve moved my Git repositories to their proposed gitlab.com service.

This includes the Git repos for Dianara and Auralquiz, which are now located at https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev and https://gitlab.com/auralquiz/auralquiz-dev.

You can update your clone with this command in their corresponding directories:

git remote set-url origin https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev.git

git remote set-url origin https://gitlab.com/auralquiz/auralquiz-dev.git

… and then just git pull as usual.

Each project has an issue tracker right there now.

Let me know if you find any issues with this move.

Cheers! o/


First beta for Dianara v1.3.0

March 10, 2015

Hi there! A few weeks ago I posted about Dianara-dev being usable again.

Now that some of the rough edges have been polished, it’s time for a beta.

dianara-v1.3.0beta1-shares

The main change since v1.2.5 has been the refactoring of the way the timelines are handled, which makes updates much faster. Also, the annoying “timeline goes to top on update” effect is mostly gone, though the timeline still moves around when updates are received, this needs fixing. The number of unread posts is not reset on each update. If you get more new posts than what you have configured to show in one page, you’ll be notified of how many more posts are pending to be received. The posts opened from the Meanwhile feed via the “+” button will now be able to load the comments much more often.

Other smaller enhancements are a few new options in the Configuration dialog, such as the options to highlight comments made by you, or comments made by the author of a post and to choose the size of avatars, or more obvious “frames” for shared posts.

There’s also an option to hide duplicated posts; that is, posts which were already visible in the timeline will not be shown again when someone shares them.

One new feature that is not visible is nickname completion, a.k.a. “mentioning”. If you type ‘@‘ while composing a post, you’ll get a list of the people you follow. You can then type the first characters of a name and use the arrows and enter keys to select the contact you wish to mention. When creating a note, this will add that contact to the “To” list, which means they’ll get your post in their “direct messages” inbox. This was possible before, using the “To” and “Cc” menus, but now it’s simpler.

Check the current CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.

If you didn’t already use the development version of Dianara and wish to try it out, you can find it here: https://gitorious.org/dianara

If you prefer, here’s a source code tarball of this beta release:

http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.0beta1.tar.gz

The INSTALL file has instructions on how to build it and dependencies.

Feedback is welcome!

Cheers! o/


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/


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