Gajim 1.3.0 Beta

Gajim 1.3.0 Beta has been released

More than four months have passed since the release of Gajim 1.2.2. A lot has happened during this time, including a complete redesign of both Gajim’s Preferences window and configuration backend. Be the first to have a look, and help us ironing out the last issues before the final version arrives.

What’s New

A huge amount of code has been cleaned up around Gajim’s configuration backend. This was necessary in order to move from a configuration based on text files to a new settings backend powered by SQLite. Gajim is now able to store settings efficiently, and some quirks around default values have been solved. After all these changes under the hood, it was time to redesign the Preferences window. The redesign enables us to display settings in a tidy and clear fashion, which should make it easier for you to handle all of Gajim’s configuration possiblities.

Gajim’s Notification settings for event handling have been split up. You can now decide if you want notifications to be shown in general, and if you want new messages to be opened directly (without a notification icon in the contact list). All settings around sending Chat States (e.g. ‘Composing…') have been moved from the Preferences window to the Accounts window, completing the migration of account-related settings. Gajim uses a ‘Sync Threshold’ setting to decide how many messages should be synchronized when joining a chat. If you set a custom Sync Threshold previously, please make sure to check the setting after upgrading Gajim, since it could not be migrated.

Gajim’s new Preferences window

Gajim’s new Preferences window

These changes are touching many parts of Gajim’s code base, and migrating all of your settings is a complex task. In order to resolve possible issues in the migration process, we offer a Beta version for curious testers to play with. There are many more changes coming with Gajim 1.3.0, which will be covered once the final version arrives.

Known Issues

  • Zeroconf (serverless messaging) has not been re-implemented yet
  • Client certificate setup is not possible yet

Gajim

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us at gajim@conference.gajim.org or open an issue on our Gitlab.