The screenshot shows two of the main changes in this version:
- If you’re not at the top of the main timeline, Dianara will consider you’re reading, and the timeline will not be updated automatically. Instead, a banner notification will appear below, to avoid interrupting you.
- The “snippets” feature now has an additional snippets limit setting, for snippets of highlighted activities. The default limit for snippets of regular activities has been reduced, and therefore, the snippets feature has been enabled by default, making the Meanwhile feed more informative. You can get the old behavior easily in the settings, if you want.
The most notable changes since v1.3.3 are:
- Automatic timeline updates will avoid interrupting the user.
- Different snippet limits for regular and highlighted activities.
- Snippets set to ‘Always’ by default.
- More detailed new post notifications.
- Clicking “Comment” in posts will show an option to check for comments, if the post doesn’t have (or show) any comments yet.
- Filtering (searching) contact lists will show the number of matches.
- Items in the list of configured filtering rules can be sorted manually, via drag-and-drop.
- Fixed a possible crash when pasting a URL which points to an image. Thanks to larjona for the report!
Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, KaosX, openSuse 13.2 and later, Parabola and Salix OS. 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! 😉
Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan 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-v1.3.4.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 currently hosted at gitlab.com (for over a year now).