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!


Say ‘hi’ to Dianara v1.1!

January 11, 2014

First of all… happy new year!

Once again, it took a little bit too long, but here it is! Dianara 1.1!

dianara-v1.1-release-1-1

The main highlights of this version are the enhancements in the Meanwhile feed (specially the “+” button to open referenced posts), the filters, and the fact that you can add and remove members from person lists now.

dianara-v1.1-release-3-1

Current status

Main changes since v1.0:

  • The Meanwhile feed now highlights activities related to you. There is a counter for new activities, which are also darker until clicked.
  • Button to open related posts from the Meanwhile feed. (Has issues, see pump.io issue #873)
  • Ability to manage members of person lists.
  • Filters to block activities in the Meanwhile feed containing certain words,  from certain users, or from certain applications (like Open Farm Game).
  • Button to get more (older) items in the Meanwhile feed.
  • The contact list gets all contacts now (previously limited to 200).
  • Own posts are no longer counted as new.
  • Some keyboard shortcuts have been hardcoded, so they should work under bare WMs, like OpenBox. Some new shortcuts have been added.
  • Better publisher layout. The option to select different publisher layouts has been removed.
  • Moved “Formatting” button out of the composer.
  • Different posts-per-page configurations for the main timeline and the rest.
  • Option to mark everything as read.
  • Show post’s location, if there is one.
  • Account configuration will show automatically on the first run of the program.
  • The interface should be more responsive now while updating timelines.
  • Option to normalize post text colors temporarily.
  • Some data is stored differently now, so a few things will reset on first use.
  • Lots of other small fixes and enhancements.

Dianara 1.1 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages.

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

dianara-v1.1-release-2-1

Get it

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

I’ve been told that it might also be coming to Fedora‘s repositories. For now, you can get it from Metal Biker’s repo where you can also find Pumpa, another Pump.io client.

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

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.

Feedback is appreciated!


Dianara v1.0 is out!

October 29, 2013

Hi! This took longer than expected, but… Dianara 1.0 is out!

Editing a post...

Editing a post…

The main highlight in this version is probably the possibility of editing your posts. Also, being able to send posts to ‘person lists’, and quote parts of a post or comments.

Quoting a comment.

Quoting a comment.

The manual resizing of posts is no longer available, but now they should auto-resize much more nicely, and the contents inside, specially images, should scale correctly.

Regular notes can have titles now, just like image-type posts. This is very useful, because when notes have titles, the “Meanwhile” column becomes a lot more intuitive!

Oh, and last but not least, Dianara is now available in Italian, thanks to a great job by Metal Biker.

Current status

Main changes since v0.9:

  • Post editing.
  • Ability to create person lists, delete them, and post to specific lists.
  • Better posts resizing (no more splitters).
  • Optimize image sizes inside posts and comments.
  • Avatar upload in profile editor.
  • Author’s avatar in posts is a button with several options.
  • Show if a post has been updated, and when.
  • Show “To” and “CC” recipients in posts as links.
  • Option to paste without formatting (as plain text).
  • Make proper links automatically when pasting a link-like text.
  • Option to quote comments. Selecting text in a post before clicking “Comment” also quotes it.
  • Regular notes can have titles.
  • Account wizard polishing.
  • Italian translation.
  • Some more text formatting options. Selecting “Normal” now clears colors, too.
  • Full screen option.
  • Partially fixed the ever-increasing memory usage issue.
  • Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

Dianara 1.0 is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian languages. A Polish translation is 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 Cauldron, Chakra and Ubuntu 13.10.

I’ve been told that it will also be coming to Fedora‘s repositories. For now, you can get it from Moggers’ repo, where you can also find Pumpa, another Pump.io client.

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

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.

Feedback is appreciated!


First beta version of Dianara v1.0

September 17, 2013

Hi!

I’ve just released a beta version of Dianara 1.0, Beta 1.

The 1.0 sounds pretty serious, so I’ve decided to have at least one beta version first, while I polish some stuff and complete some features which are only half-baked. It’s pretty stable and it certainly has a lot of interesting features over v0.9 (like post editing!)

Changes

Main changes since Dianara v0.9 include:

  • Post editing.
  • Ability to create person lists, delete them, and post to specific lists. *** (you can’t manage who is in which list yet)
  • Better posts resizing (no more splitters). *** (this might be slow in old computers!)
  • Optimize image sizes inside posts and comments. *** (needs more polish)
  • Avatar upload in profile editor *** (actual upload is not done yet)
  • Author’s avatar in posts is a button with several options.
  • Show if a post has been updated, and when.
  • Show “To” and “CC” recipients in posts as links.
  • Option to paste without formatting (as plain text).
  • Make proper links automatically when pasting a link-like text.
  • Option to quote comments. Selecting text in a post before clicking “Comment” also quotes it.
  • Regular notes can have titles, which helps a lot in the Meanwhile column.
  • Account wizard polishing.
  • Some more text formatting options.
  • And more!

You’ll find some menu options disabled. Some of them are disabled because the feature is incomplete at the moment.

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

Have fun!


Dianara pump.io client v0.9 is out!!

August 5, 2013

Hello there! About a month after 0.8 was released, Dianara 0.9 is out!

This time I made a screenshot with more conventional colors ;)

This time I made a screenshot with more conventional colors ;)

As you can see, there’s now a Symbols sub-menu, with a few semi-standard symbols that might be useful to have.

The image upload feature finally supports adding a Title and Description:

This time I made a screenshot with more conventional colors ;)

Posting Star Trek images…

And it will remember the folder you used in your previous upload during the current session, so you don’t have to navigate to the same folder over and over again when posting several images.

The tray icon will show you how many unread messages you have.

2 new messages! These are system-type notifications under KDE Plasma, by the way

2 new messages!
These are system-type notifications under KDE Plasma, by the way

The catch is that after each timeline reload, previously unread messages are marked as read, but you know… next version!

 

Current status

Main changes since v0.8:

  • Image uploads with title and description.
  • Comment liking and unliking.
  • Ability to delete your own comments.
  • Contacts exporting.
  • New posts are marked as unread until clicked or timeline is updated again, and the unread messages count is shown in tray icon.
  • Publisher or commenter are not cleared or hidden until posting is confirmed, so you don’t lose your post in case of network/server error. Some information about posting state is shown.
  • Added a “Symbols” submenu under the “Formatting” menu in the composer.
  • Lowered QJSON requirement to 0.7.x, which means users of Debian Wheezy, Trisquel 6 and other distributions which still have QJSON 0.7.x can build Dianara now.
  • Lots of other minor fixes and improvements.

Dianara 0.9 is available in English, Catalan and Spanish languages. A Polish translation is in the works.

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

Get it

There are Dianara packages for openSUSE available. You can also find it in Archlinux’s AUR and Chakra’s CCR.

There is a Gentoo ebuild, and a Debian package currently waiting in Debian’s FTPmaster NEW queue.

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.

Feedback is appreciated!


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!


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