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Wednesday, October 16th 2002, 11:06pm

Kopete 0.5 Released

Kopete 0.5 Released

October 16, 2002 (The INTERNET).

The Kopete team today announced the immediate availability of the next major version of the Kopete multiprotocol instant messaging client. In other not so interesting news the world is bombing and invading itself, our forests are almost gone, the Gnome Media project decides to join the War On Terrorism (see: Bush, US, PATRIOT ACT).

Nick Betcher discusses the major changes by stating that, "Kopete 0.5 is almost a complete re-write from the old, 0.4.1 version. Some of the major changes that the users may notice are unified menus, dialogs, preferences, away messaging system, and more." He then goes on to talk about World Domination with Kopete, but we decided to not fluster any other people, again, with such topics. After Duncan Mac-Vicar started talking about some of the new features in Kopete, like the redesigned ICQ plugin, he was also caught with a bottle of copete in his hands, but refused to comment on as to why we named Kopete, Kopete.

Kopete 0.5 has a completely re-written ICQ plugin for increased stability, faster messaging and connection speed, and future expansion for features like server-side contact list support, file transfers, and SMS messaging. Outside of plugin revisions, two new plugins were added: Gadu, supporting the Gadu protocol; and Winpopup, supporting communication in an instant messaging manner to Microsoft® Windows® machines via the windows popup messaging protocol.

In addition to major enhancements of the Kopete core and instant messaging protocol plugins, the MSN, IRC, Jabber, and AIM plugins underwent heavy bugfixing after many users reported bugs with the 0.4.1 release. Beyond popular belief, the Kopete team isn't perfect and the bug reports we received helped stabilize the 0.5 release. Dr Konqi is quoted saying: "Kopete is actually stable now! OMFG! I can message my Windows friends again!" After this extreme outburst, Dr Konqi was asked to return to his quarters to meet up with Mrs Kate for more bugreporting.

There is much more to come in the next few releases. Some things to look forward to are: File transfer in certain plugins, OSCAR AIM plugin, SMS messaging in the ICQ plugin, and more.

The Kopete team hopes everyone appreciates this release and we look forward to getting some useful bug reports so that the next releases will be even better. Enjoy!


Friday, October 18th 2002, 4:34pm

hihi..This is some funny news, at last. Pherhaps I'll try Kopete some time, but I think I'd rather use GAIM for AIM and JAVA-ICQ for ICQ....


Friday, October 18th 2002, 5:18pm

kopete 0.5 is really nice :) but some improvements to the icq-plugin would be nice. for example a implementation of the invisible-mode, an ignore-function etc.
and a working history-view would be nice ;) reading xml-files isn't that funny ^^




Friday, October 18th 2002, 5:47pm

todo noz done

i hope in the next version the finished icq plugin will be ready!

please include in the next version the sync with serverside-contactlist!



Friday, October 18th 2002, 6:45pm


Original von SuGa

and a working history-view would be nice ;) reading xml-files isn't that funny ^^

History-view is working fine here. Kopete 0.5 with kde-3.0.4.



Friday, October 18th 2002, 7:08pm

hm.... strange
@zenok: server-side- contact lists work for here :)




Friday, October 18th 2002, 7:14pm


i don't tested the new version but on the icq plugin page stands that at the moment it's in development! i will test kopete soon!




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Thursday, October 24th 2002, 9:09am

i am also waiting till i get my copy of MDK 9 to test kopete

looks very nice indeed


Friday, October 25th 2002, 12:05am

I'm planning on trying Kopete soon. Right now I'm relying on GAIM for IM, but maybe Kopete might prove to be a better replacement.
"Chopsticks require a person to use 64 muscles and 30 articulate movements simultaneously, which also acts in developing brain potential."


Sunday, October 27th 2002, 4:45pm

Sim 0.8 released

Well, I prefer Sim for ICQ :D
Sim supports many of the features of v8 2002 ICQ protocol

try it...