Happy New Year!

This beta contains bug fixes mostly related to the unified contact list, but also includes a couple new features.

Changes from Chax 2.1:

  • (New) Options to disable the screen saver when receiving a new text message or AV chat
  • (New) Options to auto-hide the contact list and message windows when iChat is inactive
  • (New) Clicking a Growl status change notification now opens a new message window
  • (Bug) Improved search results when searching with the log viewer
  • (Bug) Unified contact list now functions when waking from sleep
  • (Bug) Fixed a crash that could occur when disabling an account
  • (Bug) Moving a contact into a new group now properly updates the unified contact list
  • (Bug) Installer will no longer crash when running on Mac OS X 10.4


Luke at 2008-01-01 18:33:51 -0500

Alright I am so glad you fixed the Unified contact list now functions when waking from sleep bug. That was huge for me. Keep it up! Luke

Steve Grenier at 2008-01-01 18:34:24 -0500

One thing I have an issue with when using the unified contact list is seeing duplicates of contacts as I have AIM's and .Mac's and Jabber accounts for the same people. When you first open a message window at the top it displays the contact info, if there could be a way to merge the contacts so only one is displayed, then in the message window be able to select which client you want to send messages on by default. For the record all my duplicate contacts share 1 vcard if it makes a difference. It would also be nice to have the add a new contact button on the new list. And change the window title. Keep up the great work though, Love Chax.

Â¥z at 2008-01-02 19:41:18 -0500

I still miss your tabs :/

Ben at 2008-01-02 22:09:19 -0500

Thanks so much for making this amazing piece of software. I was wondering if it would be possible to bring back control over the color of the dock notification badges. Thanks again -Ben

David at 2008-01-03 14:32:29 -0500

Thanks for coding Chax, i like it a lot. As there are some window-management problems on my (german) Mac OS 10.5 – the contact list-window opens 3 times, named differently – i wonder if you could also release a german localisation. Please contact me if you could use some help translating. Thanks. -David

Eric at 2008-01-06 16:20:02 -0500

yes, miss your tabs too! I want them on top again! thanks for all of your work eric

StuFF mc at 2008-01-07 11:05:13 -0500

Hi! I've been using Chax since the beginning and since I'm the Host (and Executive Producer) of a podcast listened by thousands of Mac Fan ;) it's worth a dime ;) I just installed 2.1.1 and discovered the "Unified List"! VERY cool. I have configured Jabber to have my MSN (and others but in Europe it's MSN that a bunch of people use) and I kinda refuse to use Adium, since iChat is soo cool for so many respects. Yet, there's at least 2 things I would suggest you, 2 things I need. One I did it myself but it would be nice to do it for the user. When you use a font smaller than 12pt, the vc-video.tiff and other icons for Audio and Video are too big. So I went to the Resources and resized them all to 16px width instead of 24. What about having them resized "at run time"? BTW it would be nice to be able to show the Buddy Icon without it taking sooo much space, same thing, resize at run time. The second problem is related. You can imagine how big is my contact list is, if I have to use 9pt font instead of 12, and it's still not fitting on my 27" screen... Actually, it wouldn't even fit onto a 30", so I'd like to have the unified contact list display more than 1 column, since I have place in width ;) I think 2 columns should be enough but who knows. The other small improvement is the "Sort Buddies" Menu from iChat which could give more options. I'd like to get in touch with you, as I'd love to speak more about Chax in Pomcast.com! Cheers.

James at 2008-01-08 20:31:05 -0500

auto reconnect? :o) Pretty Please!