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AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby GokMasE » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:09 pm

AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Finally! A new release is now available, and for the first time in 4-5 years there is now a new OVL too :)
The new OVL is more than anything else targetting some rather serious stability problems, some of which
where causing problems exclusively under MiNTnet/gluestik, and then there was the one which prevented
aICQ from running on a 68000 cpu. In other worse, this new version should be well worth a closer look,
especially if you have had problems with stability or performance in the past!

A huge thank you goes to Denis Huget who has made this new release possible by his great work on the OVL.
THANKS!

Important changes in the latest release:

1. AtarICQ is now able to cope with environment variable FONTSELECT when a full path is submitted instead of a process name. If a full path is sent, aICQ then tries to start the font selector (if not already running).
2. Fixed a bug in the contact list code that under some circumstances would cause a crash when swapping contacts by using up/down ARROWs.
3. Removed a debug messages that was accidently left in the final 0.173-release. It was a text message written to screen/console.
4. Fixad a small bug in the code for manually resorting (by dragging) of the TABs in the message window.
5. New feature added. The shortcut ALT+X will now trigger aICQ to remove all temporary contacts that exist at the time. The main benefit is to be able to quickly sweep your contact list clean from ICQ spammers. (Normally, you have all your contacts on the permanent list)
6. Slightly changed code for evaluating the status of online contacts. Should avoid confusion when it comes to clients using exotic status values.
7. New keyboard shortcut, ALT+H, will toggle the hiding of offline contacts.
8. OVL sources are branched from the 0089 version (newer sources were lost) :(
9. OVL tweaked to cure problem where a large SSI contact list would potentially cause the OVL to hit an infinite loop (thus freezing)
10. Speeded up the automatic requesting of basic user info to reval the nickname of UINs loaded from the SSI list.
11. Fixed a fatal bug which would strike under specific circumstances when requesting basic user info for a UIN, and the server didn't reply. (NOTE: The chase for this particular bug has been going on for 3-4 years, the challenge being that it was very hard to reproduce reliably)
12. OVL will now work better with 68000 CPU (no more odd address access)
13. Improved the routines keeping track of server requests, timeout of data, etc.
14. Fixed a problem with font size in the text input field for outgoing messages, striking under old Single TOS and standard AES/VDI.
15. Cured a small memory leak which happened when requesting extended user info.
16. Changed default behaviour:
-Hiding offline contacts = OFF
-Auto switch to new message = ON
17. AtarICQ now keeps track of incoming typing notifications, to be able to let them "time out" after a certain time of inactivity from the other end. This time is currently set to 20 seconds, after which the typing notification icon will be removed.
18. OVL can now successfully send messages to the AIM/ICQ-clone Trillian, which turned out to be rather picky.



NOTE: At this time (2009-09-19) you might notice that some of your friends from your contact list aren't listed as online despite being very much logged on and available. The reason for this is more than likely that AtarICQ still doesn't posses the ability to update the server side list, hence all contacts not present there might be listed as offline at all times. The only way to solve this is to either use another ICQ client to update the list, or hold your breath until AtarICQ is able to do this.. ;)


Oh, and you can find the new release here:

http://www.ataricq.org/


Have fun, and don't forget to share your thoughts on this relese with us,
after all, feedback is what keeps things like this rolling..

Regards,

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby DarkLord » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:15 pm

Awesome news - thanks for the update! :)
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby Shredder11 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:40 pm

Ooooh now this is a welcome surprise! Once I have bought an ethernet cartridge and got it configured, I will be trying this one for sure. All we need now is MSN and we are sorted! :mrgreen:

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby GokMasE » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:44 pm

Ops, I goofed up! The download URL pointed to the previous release - fixed now :oops:

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby MacFalcon » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:41 am

Joakim, this is really great how you support the scene! It´s amazing that now (again?) 68000 ST users can have icq as well... really great!
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby coze » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:39 pm

sorr for going OT, but

what are the available TCP/IP stacks for 68000 ST/e machines at the moment ?
and ethernet hardware ?

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby DarkLord » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:46 pm

coze wrote:sorr for going OT, but

what are the available TCP/IP stacks for 68000 ST/e machines at the moment ?
and ethernet hardware ?


MintNET
STik/STing

EtherNEC
Hydra
NETUSBee

Just off the top of my head. :)
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby coze » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:51 pm

little bit more information, are these available for sale anywhere ?

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby DarkLord » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:54 pm

coze wrote:little bit more information, are these available for sale anywhere ?


MintNET and STik/STing are downloadable (free).

Check this site for the EtherNEC announcements by Alan. He's doing production right
now.

(edit) Try here:

http://www.freemint.org/ethernec/ethernec.html

Not sure about NETUSbee....is it still available guys? It always looked kinda "iffy" to me.
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby wongck » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:07 am

My guess is that Alan's Ethernec will be the best bet now, especially that he is also offering the network card itself. Save the trouble of looking for one :D
The Hydra, looks great, but may be a distance away from Alan's Ethernec now.
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby AtariCrypt » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:38 pm

Hi Joakim,
is there a working download link for AtarICQ ?
Hope so. TIA :-)


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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby Shredder11 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:31 pm

Not quite sure what you mean because the links on the http://www.ataricq.org/ website work ok for me (I just tried them a minute ago).

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby AtariCrypt » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:48 pm

edit:
nope.. just tried Chrome also and this doesn't work :-(

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Postby Shredder11 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:14 pm

I'm using Chrome as well :D

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby AtariCrypt » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:34 pm

Shredder11 wrote:I'm using Chrome as well :D


That's so odd then, I used Safari first and that failed .. so did Chrome.
If it's okay for you then it's obviously my connection / ISP. Thought I was going mad back there lol. Cheers for sending the file.

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby GokMasE » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:18 pm

Hi Steve,

Nice to see there is still some interest in the program, and good to hear that you were able to get hold of the archive finally.

The tracking URLs that are used for the AtarICQ downloads were added to keep tabs on roughly how many times the various releases were downloaded. I suppose that I might as well go back to using standard, direct URLs to avoid any future problems - I bet the number of downloads for any release would reach more than 2 digits anyways :-D

While there haven't been any work put into AtarICQ just recently, there are some changes that would justify a new binary release.

Should I perhaps consider this forum activity a reminder? :)

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby AtariCrypt » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:11 am

GokMasE wrote:Hi Steve,

Nice to see there is still some interest in the program, and good to hear that you were able to get hold of the archive finally.
...
While there haven't been any work put into AtarICQ just recently, there are some changes that would justify a new binary release.

Should I perhaps consider this forum activity a reminder? :)

Regards,

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby DarkLord » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:59 pm

For whatever reason (goes to a Suddenlink "can't find the page you're looking for" page, I can't
download this file.
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby rpineau » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:02 pm

the download link on these pages points to http://download.atari-users.net/download.php?file=29
but download.atari-users.net doesn't resolve :

Code: Select all

** server can't find download.atari-users.net: NXDOMAIN


I tried with different DNS (including my own ones)... it doesn't resolve. So that's why we can't download it.
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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby GokMasE » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:01 pm

It does seem like the download function has stopped working entirely I am afraid.

However, I have adjusted the URLs on the AtarICQ website so it should now be possible to download the latest full archive again.
IIRC quite a few bugs and probs were sorted at the time the 0.175 pre-beta was uploaded, so it might be best to do this when installing from scatch:

1) Download 0.174 full package and install the program
2) Download pre-beta zip and copy the contents to the AtarICQ work dir

Let me know if there are any problems :)

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Re: AtarICQ 0.174 is released

Postby DarkLord » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:49 pm

That worked fine. Got both now, thanks! :)
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Re: AtarICQ 0.176 is released

Postby GokMasE » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:20 pm

Ok, so I dusted off the old source code and tried to wrap things up for a new release, so here goes...

AtarICQ 0.176 should be available on my website as of tonight.

This time there is a slight change in the format of the config file, so in case AtarICQ tells you that your config file is too old you need to run a supplied patching tool to sort out the problem.
Apart from this change there is quite long list of stuff that has been sorted "under the hood" - many changes are really good for stability but not obvious on the surface :)

While a previous beta binary of AtarICQ introduced support for Coldfire based Atari Clones, this is the first full release prepared for machines like the Firebee. (Thanks to Lp for adding CF support to the excellent GBE suite!)

Complete list of changes since last full release can be viewed here: http://www.ataricq.org/index.php?option ... &Itemid=95

Download the new release from here: http://www.ataricq.org/index.php?option ... &Itemid=55

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Re: AtarICQ 0.176 is released

Postby AtariCrypt » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:35 pm

Thank you Joakim for the amazing work. Totally and utterly appreciated.
Cheers :cheers:

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