This release should fix the crashes that occur when waking from sleep or reconnecting. Also fixed from last beta are the stop screen saver options and some additional log viewer bugs. Enjoy!

Changes from Chax 2.1.1:

  • (New) Quick Look support for inline image transfers (available by right-clicking an image)
  • (New) Contact lists can now be sorted by user handle (View menu -> Sort Buddies -> By Handle)
  • (New) New default to strip background color of outgoing messages (StripOutgoingBackgroundColor)
  • (New) Russian localization (thanks to Denis Avdeev)
  • (New) Options to undim the screen when receiving a message or AV invitation
  • (Change) The unified contact list can now be set as the primary contact list in the Chax preferences
  • (Bug) Unified contact list should now stay in sync properly with all accounts
  • (Bug) Auto-replies to ICQ users are now properly stripped
  • (Bug) Name notifications in the Dock now truncate better
  • (Bug) Selecting "All Contacts" from the Window menu now toggles unified contact list visibility
  • (Bug) Can now make all accounts invisible at once with the unified contact list
  • (Bug) Fixed crash that could occur on wake-from-sleep or when reconnecting
  • (Bug) Improved German localization
  • (Bug) Viewing logs on a specific person will now properly reload logs
  • (Bug) Exporting logs as text will now save status changes
  • (Bug) Exporting log as text now gives a default name
  • (Bug) Stop screensaver on event options now properly stop the screensaver
  • (Bug) Find now works properly in the log viewer

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nphrt at 2008-05-14 04:25:05 -0400

Thanks for update. Great work! One question about cyrillic encoding — is it fixed?

weeeeed at 2008-05-14 04:36:45 -0400

Big thanks for StripOutgoingBackgroundColor, the text backgrounds were annoying the hell out of my jabber contacts. Is there any official list of hidden settings and how to set them? It took me quite a while to figure out what StripOutgoingBackgroundColor how to set it and was actually doing...

paul at 2008-05-14 10:30:29 -0400

nice work. thank you so much.

ljun at 2008-05-15 05:08:18 -0400

small request :) - ability to know which buddy name of yours your friend is IM'ing to. For instance, I have multiple iChat names, and my friend is listed on two of my buddy names. When he IM's, I can't tell if he IM'ed through my 1st or 2nd screen name ... :)

user at 2008-05-15 11:11:20 -0400

closing bonjour tabs still causes a crash :(

ljun at 2008-05-15 23:03:55 -0400

actually, since upgrading, iChat has been crashing very frequently, about every other opening of iChat :(

Sebastian at 2008-05-16 12:27:08 -0400

Is it just me or is the unified contact list still not saving it's size and position? Because it always appears in the upper right corner when I start iChat. Is there a way to set the size and position manually, so I don't have to do it each time I start my computer?

Jeff at 2008-05-16 14:57:59 -0400

Chax unified buddy lists no longer work on my machine. That was the whole point of installing it, right?

zaraguin at 2008-05-17 18:20:37 -0400

2 problems: I can't get any contacts to show up in the dock menu. Is there a preference I'm missing that I'm supposed to select? The lists are there but not the contacts themselves. With 2.1.2 beta, Chax would sometime disappear from iChat after I've woken my computer from sleep. So, for example, I'll have iChat open and Chax preferences and menu items will be available and the unified contact list will be present. I put my computer to sleep. When I wake it, Chax preferences and menu items have disappeared, as has the unified contact list.

Brian at 2008-05-22 20:18:22 -0400

Where is auto-reconnect in Leopard? We had it in Tiger, and it worked great. I get disconnected from my iChat Jabber server and boy, oh boy would it be cool to have an auto-reconnect!!!

simon at 2008-05-31 03:52:52 -0400

Hello, Thanks for all of your work. Would it be possible in future versions to be able to drag contacts into groups in the “all contacts” list? Currently this only seems to work in the individualized “AIM Contacts” or “Jabber Contacts.” Thanks

Randall at 2008-05-31 11:49:35 -0400

this is one of my favorite programs, thanks for the hard work. I still have problems with it connecting to jabber and the other odd thing is this: My computer will sleep once and wake properly from sleep just once, any succeeding sleep cycle is prevented afterward. If I close ichat it will again sleep as scheduled. Is it running something that makes the system stay awake that disrupts the cycle or breaks the settings?

fini at 2008-06-01 04:17:25 -0400

feature request: I want to use the ichat menubar icon only, can u develop a way so that the menubar shows the contacts list instead of switching between aim, jabber, bonjour. Also can u develop a way that i can keep the contacts, aim, jabber, bonjour list window permanently hidden so that u can use the menubar icon only, as well as a notification icon of a new message in the menubar.

Arnaud at 2008-06-04 04:59:12 -0400

Hey, Just tried it and it's great. Thanks! However, one suggestion: merge multiple contact’s accounts into one, just elike Adium. Some friends of mine have an AIM and Jabber account, for example, and it would be cool to group that into only one person in the contact list.

Dan at 2008-06-05 10:23:19 -0400

Hi there! Thanks v much for Chax - it's great! I am on leopard 10.5.3 and am having problems with the "All contacts" list. Buddies from my Jabber (Google Talk) list are often failing to appear there. Is this a bug? @Arnaud: For me chax is already doing precisely what you are asking! The trick is to associate AIM, JABBER, .Mac accounts with a single entry in your Mac Address Book.

Mark at 2008-06-06 23:11:32 -0400

I love chax and warp tons, thanks for making such great software. But one problem, since I've updated to 10.5.3 I've had iChat quit unexpectedly after about a day of being up consistently since I upgraded. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this behavior or if there just might be something else wrong. Has anyone else noticed iChat quitting unexpectedly when you have chax installed since the patch?

CartoonChess at 2008-06-07 17:19:40 -0400

Second on Arnaud's issue. I am running Chax 2.1.2 on iChat 4.0.3 with OS 10.5.3. iChat is using the All Contacts window as the primary contact list, which combines an AIM account and a Jabber account (running a local OpenFire 3.5.1 server for the MSN gateway). I have one contact on AIM so we can video conference, as she is using Windows. Both are listed under the same contact in Address Book. Is this a bug? Outside of this problem, Chax is amazing. Thanks!

ziet at 2008-06-09 19:08:51 -0400

Thanks for the great app. Is there any reason why auto-reconnect was removed in version 2.12? Will it be added in the next version? I want to create a reliable remote screen-share for my office and home network mac but without auto-reconnect ichat is too unreliable.

XcoRpi at 2008-06-12 01:47:24 -0400

Hi, I love great software chax. But, I have upgrade to 10.5.3, iChat has crashed every day more frequently. Please fix. Add new future: Please create a history for show 5 last conversation on windows last civersation - reopen window.