Debian and openSUSE packages!

August 3, 2013

Hello there!

Dianara 0.9 will be released soon, but in the meantime, David Lara made some Dianara packages for openSUSE. You can find them here: http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3Advlara&package=dianara

On a related note, thanks to Mònica Ramírez, Dianara is now in Debian’s NEW queue, and hopefully will be available in Sid repositories soon ;)

A huge “thanks” goes to both of them, and to any other packagers out there that I might not be aware of ;)


Dianara 0.8 released

July 8, 2013

Just a quick note to say… Dianara v0.8 is out!

You can now send messages to specific people. That includes private messages, if you unselect “Followers“.

dianara-v0.8-release-audience

The title bar now reflects the currently selected timeline, and also shows number of new posts (well, kinda… new posts in last timeline update, for now)

dianara-v0.8-release-main

And you can also edit your profile! You can’t change your avatar, though… :P

dianara-v0.8-release-profile

Current status

Main changes since v0.7:

  • Ability to select people in the “To/CC” fields when posting.
  • Option to set “Public” posting as default.
  • Better text formatting options.
  • Re-enabled HTML formatting when posting comments.
  • Profile editor.
  • Nicer and more informative “Meanwhile” column (tooltips!).
  • Basic “person lists” support.

Note that there’s also been a change in the organization of the internal configuration file. This will cause  most options to be reset when upgrading from previous versions.

Dianara 0.8 is available in English, Catalan and Spanish languages. Translators would be welcome to translate it to more languages ;)

Get it

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103, and hopefully we’ll see Dianara packaged for some GNU/linux distributions in the future. For now, you can at least find it in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo Ebuild.

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

Feedback is appreciated!


Dianara 0.7 is out!

June 16, 2013

Hi! This blog has become kind of Dianara-centric lately, but you know… The program is in very active development these days. I just released v0.7.

dianara-v0.7-release

Current status

Main changes since v0.6:

  • Messages tab, showing posts specifically directed to you.
  • Activity tab, listing your own posts.
  • Favorites tab, listing the posts you’ve liked.
  • Show recipients of a post, the “To” and “CC” fields.
  • New options in the formatting menu in the publisher:
    “preformatted block” and “insert image from web site”.
  • Minor feed, a.k.a. “the meanwhile column”.
  • Show “inserted images”, in addition to the image in Picture-type posts.
  • Autorefresh of timelines will not interrupt while commenting. This was very annoying.
  • Confirmation when canceling a message if there’s content in it.
  • Show where links go when hovering them.
  • Several other small fixes and optimizations. For a complete list, see the CHANGELOG file.

Note that SSL errors are ignored, for now. This is bad security-wise, but it only affects when downloading images, and well… the pump.io network is pretty trustworthy at this time anyway ;)

I just changed the SSL error handling to ignore them because some Pump servers have self-signed certificates and that could cause annoyances. I’ll do something better for next version.

 

Get it

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103, and hopefully we’ll see Dianara packaged for some GNU/linux distributions soon. For now, you can at least find it in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo Ebuild.

Debian users might need some components from the experimental branch at this time. Check the INSTALL file for details.

Feedback is appreciated!


Another week, another release… Dianara v0.6 is out!

June 6, 2013

Hello there!

I just released v0.6 of Dianara, my pump.io app.

dianara-v0.6-release

I’m using it daily now, and I barely need the web interface.

Current status

In addition to what was possible in v0.5, this release adds:

- Option to show all comments in a post.

- Shows if the user has liked a post, and allows to ‘unlike’ it. The user can also see who liked a post, in a tooltip.

- The contact list now shows all the contacts, both ‘following’ and ‘followers’.

- Uploading images is now possible, although they still can’t have title and description.

- The user can select if a post goes to Public, Followers or both.

- Clicking on posted images shows them in full size, in an internal viewer.

- There is a link in every post to open it in the web browser.

- Autoupdates don’t interrupt the user while browsing the timeline.

And, of course, lots of other small bugfixes and minor cleanups.

There’s still some way to go before Dianara can be considered ready, but at this point, I find it quite usable for my daily use. Some parts of it are still rough, and there are some annoyances, but those will probably go away soon.

Get it

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103, and hopefully we’ll see Dianara packaged for some GNU/linux distributions soon. For now, you can at least find it in Archlinux’s AUR. And I’ve been told that a Gentoo Ebuild is coming.

Debian users might need some components from the experimental branch at this time. Check the INSTALL file for details.

Feedback is appreciated!


Getting there! Dianara v0.5 release

May 30, 2013

Today I released Dianara v0.5, my pump.io desktop application.

Dianara pump.io app, v0.5

The program is still far from being complete, but it can now be used for the basic tasks.

Current status

With this version you can configure your account, authorize Dianara to access it, browse the timeline (number of posts per page can be configured), post text-only messages (with some HTML formatting), interact with posts (like, comment, share, delete), see the list of people you follow, and follow new people.

There are also popup notifications when the timeline receives new posts, and there are some new tooltips in some places with additional information (try hovering the avatars and timestamps with your mouse).

Keep in mind that some of the buttons and other widgets are still placeholders with no real use at the moment (like the Messages tab).

Get it

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103, and hopefully we’ll see Dianara packaged for some GNU/linux distributions soon. For now, you can at least find it in Archlinux’s AUR.

Debian users might need some components from the experimental branch at this time. Check the INSTALL file for details.

 

Feedback is appreciated! Cheers!

 


Dianara v0.4 is out!

May 23, 2013

I’ve just released Dianara v0.4, as the first pump.io-based version.

The program is far (very far) from being usable, but I wanted to put a non-development version out there. But still, consider it a demo version.

Dianara's interface

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

Keep in mind that a lot of the buttons and other widgets are placeholders with no real use at the moment.

What you can do is configure your account, authorize the program to access your account, see the last 20 posts in your timeline, post text-only messages (with some HTML formatting), and see the list of people you follow.

Cheers!


Dianara as a pump.io client

May 22, 2013

Hello there!

So Dianara is being turned into a pump.io client. Current version in gitorious can now post (with some text formatting), see the last 20 posts in your timeline (with number of comments, likes and shares, but not the comments themselves), and list the people you follow (not your followers, yet).

First step is to configure the account. The process is still a little rough, but it should be pretty straightforward:

  1. Enter your pump address (user@pumpserver.something), push the “Get Verifier” button.
  2. Your web browser opens up with the right address for your pump server, asking for authorization (you might need to log in first).
  3. After you authorize Dianara, you get a “token”, and a “Verification code“. Copy that verification code and paste it in Dianara’s account configuration window.
  4. Click on “Authorize Application“. A text should appear indicating that Dianara is authorized to access your data.
  5. Click “Save Details“.
  6. Profit!

Now your timeline should appear and you should be able to post.

Hopefully Dianara will be a semi-capable client once identi.ca makes the switch to the pump.io system on June 1st.


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