Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:41 am

Randomchance wrote:Seems like a nicley polished client. One thing I have yet to figure out is how to get the list of recent tells on the friends list - as that is where I keep most of my trade partners/teammates, reserving my friends list for friends. :wink:

Without that listing, i'll have to stick to AORC+
This feature is now available in the Beta and Alpha releases.
Enjoy :)

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by Randomchance » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:04 pm

vhab wrote:This feature is now available in the Beta and Alpha releases.
Enjoy :)
\o/

Edit: you mean version 1.2.0? I will have to have another go at it as it doesnt seem to be working for me atm.
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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:19 pm

Randomchance wrote:
vhab wrote:This feature is now available in the Beta and Alpha releases.
Enjoy :)
\o/

Edit: you mean version 1.2.0? I will have to have another go at it as it doesnt seem to be working for me atm.
Nope, I mean the beta and alpha releases.
In the main post there's links to the build server for these releases specifically.

(Well, you're sort of right about 1.2.0, the beta is currently 1.2.0.225, but this isn't the same as the stable 1.2.0 release as seen by the last number. I just haven't bumped the version number yet)

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:47 am

I've been holding out on this release for a while now hoping to add more to it.
But as I'm getting quite busy soon, I'll put this out as mainly a bugfix release.

1.2.1
- Added /start command to launch urls
- Added AO's 'recent messages' friends behavior
- The "Talk To.." button no longer appears on read-only channels
- Fixed a bug that caused long stalls on unknown characters
- Fixed a crash bug related to improper cleanups
- Fixed an issue where Vha.Chat mistakenly thinks it left a private channel
- Fixed a crash bug when exiting the main chat form
- Now compatibility with .NET 2.0 pre-SP1

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by Randomchance » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:25 am

I like your work sir! Recent tells working like a charm. Looking forward to the next installments and more shiney stuff. :wink:
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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:55 am

1.2.2 has been canned. A few bugs remain there which are already fixed through larger changes in 1.3.0.
Instead I'm fairly confident of 1.3.0 and as such I'm pushing out a version I deem release worthy pending your testing.

A few features were cut from this version, but the amount of fixes in this release made me feel the need to get this out now and push those features back.

1.3.0 RC1
- Added an AOML parsing library which allows Vha.Chat to display AOML more accurately
- Added link detection making http:// and https:// urls in chat clickable
- Added icon and gui image support to the info windows
- Added a donation button (which you can hide from the options screen)
- Added support for Vista's restricted user access model
- Added a GUI to manage your ignore list
- The output window no longer scrolls down when you scrolled up
- Now also available as installable application
- Now (mostly) compatible with Wine on Linux
- Some internal changes to system/template message parsing
- Fixed several system/template message related bugs
- Upgraded to Visual Studio 2010

A link for your downloading pleasure: http://www.vhabot.net/downloads.php#Vha.Chat

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:44 am

I've been sitting on this for a while now pending testing, but my testers informed me it's all good (at least, the part they were testing) :)

Changes since RC1 in the all new RC2:
- Added support for <i> aoml tag
- Fixed display of GUI images inside an info window
- Fixed an issue where the output box would remain blank on some systems
- Fixed an issue where options wouldn't update in other Vha.Chat processes
- Fixed e-mail address in the donation link

I have good hopes this one could turn into the stable release.
There's 1 known bug left, but it's fairly rare to trigger and also exists in 1.2.

Package and installer can be found at: http://www.vhabot.net/downloads.php

Some changes may impact wine users, refer to this thread for more information.

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:31 am

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:33 am

There, 1.3.0 is out the door :)

Not many changes since RC2:
- Fixed javascript errors in 'Delayed' initialization mode
- Made 'Direct' initialization mode the default mode again

For users coming from 1.2.1:
- Added an AOML parsing library which allows Vha.Chat to display AOML more accurately
- Added link detection making http:// and https:// urls in chat clickable
- Added icon and gui image support to the info windows
- Added a donation button (which you can hide from the options screen)
- Added support for Vista's restricted user access model
- Added a GUI to manage your ignore list
- The output window no longer scrolls down when you scrolled up
- Now also available as installable application
- Now (mostly) compatible with Wine on Linux
- Some internal changes to system/template message parsing
- Fixed several system/template message related bugs
- Upgraded to Visual Studio 2010

As usual, get the goods here: http://www.vhabot.net/downloads.php

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Re: Vha.Chat - Standalone chat client

Post by vhab » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:13 am

It's been a long time since the last release.
Since a few bug fixes were made, but no major changes.
Since I don't see myself working on the client for yet another while, I'm putting out the current beta as a new stable release.

1.3.1
- Added support for user:// tags
- /reply now support 0-arguments
- Fixed + and possibly other symbols in chatcmd:// not working properly
- Invalid AOML tags are now hidden, emulates AO behavior
- Fixed a crash bug related to badly formatted AOML code (fixes Budabot compatibility)
- A few misc bug fixes and compatibility changes

Standalone package and installer available at: https://bitbucket.org/Vhab/vha.chat/downloads

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