Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core -- much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, but graphical. In addition to this unique feature, we aim to bring a pleasurable, comfortable chatting experience to all major platforms (including Linux®, Windows®, and MacOS X® as well as Android smartphones), making communication with your peers not only convenient, but also ubiquitous available.
And the best of all: It's free - as in beer and as in speech, since we distribute Quassel under the GPL, and you are welcome to download and see for yourself!

Blogs

alpha2 has been released!

A few days later than planned, we have released quassel-0.2.0-alpha2! We used the extra days to iron out some annoying bugs, such as the crash on first run some users experienced, and made the sync-to-core process much faster.

More features include:

  • Sane first-run layout of dockwidgets
  • Various UI enhancements
  • Buffer switching via mousewheel (thanks Ian "eean" Monroe for the patch!)
  • Redirection of notices and server messages to the status buffer or the current buffer

alpha2 soon to come

It's always amazing how easily one can be destracted from learning...
Despite having an exam next tuesday I've spent most of this day on fixing bugs and tweaking things for -alpha2. Sput's already fixed one of the major bugs: the client crash during first run network setup. So what to expect from -alpha2? Actually not much more than from -alpha1. :) Find a list of the fixes and features after the jump.

Universal Binary Build available now for Mac OS X

I just switched to universal binaries, so the Mac Client will be able to run on PPC Macs as well as on the new intel ones. Get it in the "Get Quassel!" section or right here.

Currently there is only the Client build. If you're interessted in precompiled Mac builds for the Quassel Core or the Monolithic Quassel, then please let me know.

Quassel IRC is released!

It is finally here - quassel-0.2.0-alpha1, Quassel's long-awaited first public release! This is still an alpha version, so it still has some quirks, and it still lacks some features that may or may not be important for you. That said, we (the devs) have been using it as our main client for weeks now, and we are fairly happy with it, so it can't hurt to give it a try!

Only this release sets your computer on fire, eats your dog and is probably highly addictive.

Quassel On The Road!

I’m going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting

Yep, I'll be there, probably partying with the Gentoo or Amarok people. We also plan to finally release Quassel to the public on FOSDEM. So if you like to learn more about Quassel or even see it in action, FOSDEM is your chance :)

Preparing for the the Beer Event,
~ Sputnick

Home Stretch

Well, EgS speaking of 50 commits in January until the 17th. Turned out to be 125 commits until the end of the month, and another 55 commits in the eight days of February already... development speed is increasing, and we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a train coming at us). We are fighting some stability issues and we still need to fix a couple of things, but we are now very confident that we can release Quassel within the month!

My First Blog Post

This is not only my first post on Quassel IRC but my very first blog post at all.

I have to say that I'm pretty excited about what's happening in the last few weeks. The improvements on Quassel have been enormous. There've been already more than 50 commmits this month. Having just checked in Revision 353 and waiting for Sput's next big commit (which hopefully doesn't break anything - I'm always scared if someone says: dude I'm just reorganizing the multithreading in the core...), I'm having some leisure time, which I want to use tell you a bit about the current state of Quassel IRC.

Happy New Year - And Resolutions!

2007 has come and gone, and now it is 2008. Last year has seen a lot of improvements in and around Quassel IRC, and we are now very close to the first releaseable version. In fact, we, the developers and some early testers/helpers/fans are running Quassel Cores on our servers to stress-test (and of course enjoy) them! We now mainly lack some features in the GUI and some improvements in internal structures to be able to release Quassel to the public.
And this is my resolution for 2008: Get Quassel IRC out of the door ASAP, and then continue to make this the bestest IRC client ever!

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