Beta two of Chax 1.4.1 includes some more bug fixes from beta one, no new features.

I still haven't heard from anyone about the .Mac encryption lock, so I don't know for sure it is works or not. Any feedback on that would be appreciated.

Changes from beta 1:

  • Fixed some minor cosmetic issues when using large numbers of tabs
  • Fixed a crash when adding or removing contacts from Jabber
  • Fixed a problem where the auto-resize contact list option would cause the contact list to slide toward the top of the screen
  • Minor changes to the installer to allow for installation when the InputManagers folder permissions are set to root
  • The participants drawer now opens only if selecting a group chat
  • Auto-resizing the contact list when it near the bottom of the screen will cause it to stay at the bottom edge of the screen


Nicholas Riley at 2006-04-11 16:40:45 -0400

* Auto-resizing the contact list when it near the bottom of the screen will cause it to stay at the bottom edge of the screen This almost does what I want, but it doesn't retain the margin. Instead of stopping at the bottom edge, it should keep the same bottom left (or right) corner position. Thanks for the quick update.

Linc at 2006-04-11 19:00:16 -0400

The .Mac encyption lock is working fine here. Thanks!

Patrick at 2006-04-11 20:48:24 -0400

I don't know if it's a Chax or iChat thing but when I resize the message window to a specific size I want the width of the window is kept but the height changes. This occurs after quiting.

Rich at 2006-04-11 21:27:59 -0400

The encryption is working, and the lock is displayed in the top right of the chat window, but it isn't clickable. It should be a clickable control that displays a window (what we used to call a modal window, but new terminology now that OS X has that window-shade effect) with info about the digital certificate for the encrypted session.

Thomas at 2006-04-12 06:03:32 -0400

since 1.4.1b2 the encryption lock works. thanks.

oo] at 2006-04-12 11:42:01 -0400

please add this, window save mode as safari plugin saft. I chat same persons. and wanna log a status.

MysticalOS at 2006-04-12 12:15:18 -0400

it's quite clear to me 1.4.1 is dedicated to bug fixes, if he starts adding requests it'd never get to release because new bugs would spawn up. Allow him to fix current feature sets before asking for a dozen more.

Rich Gay at 2006-04-12 12:41:41 -0400

I wasn't making a feature request. Here's what was asked when beta 1 was posted:

I need feedback from users of .Mac encryption in particular. I’ve readded support for the encryption lock icon in the tab window but I don’t have a .Mac account myself to test if it works or not. I also don’t know if there is any additional functionality that the lock provides by clicking on it. Any details on how the lock actually behaves – other than looking pretty – would be appreciated.
I was trying to answer his question.

Alex at 2006-04-12 17:54:00 -0400

Hi, just like someone said on the macupdate comments page, since 1.4. beta 1, I can no longer see the actual group chat windows. I can see them just fine with the 1.4 stable release. Beta 2 doesn't solve this problem. Thanks for looking into the issue.

Daohead at 2006-04-12 17:59:17 -0400

Just a bug report on 1.4.1 Beta 2: Installed it on a Powerbook G4/10.4.6. Install went fine, however when attempting to join a chatroom no window appeared. The chatroom was listed under the Window menu but no physical chat window was to be had. I started a chat with someone in the room who said I was there. Tried a repair permission and a reboot, neither worked. Unistall was the only fix.

Alex at 2006-04-13 00:44:17 -0400

Daohead, exactlt the problem I described about. The most recent stable release works fine (1.4)

Robert at 2006-04-13 00:47:48 -0400

Chax is great! I have a question: Is it possible to have a feature where you can stealth your AIM screen name? For example make it invisible but still message your friends? I've done this using dead aim, or middle man for windows. thanks

James W at 2006-04-13 17:57:48 -0400

I would like to see that too!! The invisibility on AIM!! Please try to incorporate that.

MysticalOS at 2006-04-14 00:25:37 -0400

Invisibility is a server function. Chax is a localized proxy app that just extends local ichat features...I HIGHLY doubt he could add any real invisibility aside from just blocking all users with the quick press of a button. but it'd disable messages too and you'd no longer see your buddylist since aol server side reverse blocks anyone you block to prevent abuse of block feature....the invisible feature IS an aim network feature that's available in windows clients and some clones though...Hopefully apple will do this one day to bring ichat more up to standards with AIM, which is what they should be doing before trivial things like itunes now playing....You should all submit this feature to! :)

Roy at 2006-04-15 02:16:13 -0400

MysticalOS and everybody else: So the only way that invisibility would work on ichat would be by having apple configure that? That sucks, I really like the idea of having the stealth settings like yahoo and AIM have. I've seen my friends using this plugin on their AIM. The website is the following: Check out the feature section. I like the feature where you can clone accounts, the idle control and of course the invisibility (or ghosting). I hope there can be some way to incorporate these three features to ichat using Chax. Thanks Kent

osxrulz at 2006-04-15 14:04:00 -0400

Alex and Daohead - Try deleting the com.ksuther.chax.plist file in /Library/Preferences or ~ Library/Preferences (depending on if you installed for just yourself, or all users) then restarting iChat. You'll have to reconfigure Chax afterwards, but seems to have sorted it out for me. I was the one who initially posted about this issue at macupdate ; -)

MysticalOS at 2006-04-16 23:33:00 -0400

I'd like to see idle control. This is a feature i bet kent can do, as this is a locally controled variable set by client that is set to server.

i love your program at 2006-04-19 17:59:11 -0400

Look, i love what you have built the one and only thing i would like to see added is the ability to do this... be able to have more than one tabed chat window... i want to be able to pull a tab , have it become a window then drag other chats into it, and have it show up in a tab.... i think it is a good idea, but what do i know... keep up all the good work...