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  •  16 Nov 2012 23:51
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    Release Notes: For IRC, long messages will now be sent in multiple parts, and more authentication methods are supported when connecting e.g. to Freenode. In Twitter, replying to a tweet now replies to all users, just like on the Twitter Web site. A userís nicknames are now highlighted when mentioned in a chat. Two new social networks were added: Odnoklassniki and VKontakte. Various connection issues with Twitter and XMPP-based networks were fixed. Accessibility was improved.

    •  09 Aug 2012 16:43
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      Release Notes: This release has many improvements. It now supports the Bonjour protocol and has fully rewritten and extensible implementations of IRC, Facebook Chat, and Google Talk. Passwords are now encrypted for security (and can be protected by a master password). Some great enhancements have been made to multi-user chats: tab complete has been made much smarter (hopefully you wonít even notice it anymore), and only the participants who are active are colored in the participants list.

      •  18 Oct 2011 16:13
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        Release Notes: Stability fixes, dramatic reduction of resource consumption in some cases, and cool features making Twitter and IRC much more usable: a context menu to retweet, reply to a tweet (or simply double click on the tweet to start a reply), or (un)follow the author of the tweet; tab completion of usernames (Twitter) or nicknames (IRC); and conversations can now be put on hold: close tabs without leaving the conversation, and reopen it from the Contacts window. This is exceptionally useful for IRC users idling in many channels.

        •  28 Jun 2011 17:35
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          Release Notes: After years of hard work, Instantbird has finally reached the 1.0 version and is ready to be put in everybody's hands. This version is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux and is released in 11 locales. Compared to the previous major version, this release brings in a dramatically improved handling of contacts, better system integration, Twitter support, and hundreds of improvements throughout the application.

          •  13 Jun 2011 17:31
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            Release Notes: This beta brings significant appearance changes with user icons, an updated tab style, the improved default message theme, Aero glass effects on Windows, and more new features. This release, the first localized preview, is already available in 10 locales (Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Slovak, and Ukrainian).

            •  16 Apr 2011 01:17
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              Release Notes: If you talk to the same person on multiple IM networks, you can now combine the buddies from each network into a single contact. A tag can now be hidden by clicking the "x" on the right side of the buddy list; the contacts from this tag will be shown in an "Other Contacts" tag automatically, at the bottom of the list. Windows/Linux users will appreciate the minimize to system tray feature, and Mac users will like being able to close the Contacts window without quitting the application.

              •  11 Feb 2011 16:03
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                Release Notes: This release contains very significant changes, including the ability to create JavaScript protocol plugins and the upgrade to the Mozilla 2.0 platform. Most of the changes are not yet visible in the user interface, so current users of the 0.2 version are not advised to update. However, it includes basic support for Twitter and is already quite stable, so it will please early adopters and testers who don't go as far as to use nightly builds. Add-on developers will also be interested, especially because of the new ability to create restartless add-ons.

                •  13 Jul 2010 21:42
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                  Release Notes: This release is available in 5 languages. If you tried Instantbird 0.1 back in 2007 when it was first released, 0.2 may feel like completely different software to you. The most dramatically changed area is the conversation window (for example, new tabs and message styles), but there are notable changes in almost every window.

                  •  19 Mar 2010 10:19
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                    Release Notes: With this release, Instantbird is available for the first time in English, French, Polish, and Russian. An installer for Windows users is now provided. New features include a better handling of statuses, a new default message and emoticon themes, a basic log viewer, actions on buddies from a buddy list context menu, and a lot more.

                    •  10 Dec 2009 17:03
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                      Release Notes: This release has a new tab system inspired from the tabs of Firefox 3.5. It is now possible to have several conversation windows, to reorder tabs with a simple drag and drop, to detach a tab to a new window, and to scroll in the list of tabs (when the window is too small to hold all the tabs). Instantbird has finally got its preferences window. It will look very familiar to users of Firefox, but it contains many options that are very specific to Instantbird. The conversations windows and the account manager have been visually simplified to improve their usability. There are many other improvements.

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