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LeechCraft 0.4.0 is out!

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We are happy and proud to announce the release of LeechCraft 0.4.0.

This is a huge step forward since the 0.3 release, both in terms of code and architecture things and in UI, usability and, of course, the featureset.

Since 0.3.0, we've introduced a better and easier to understand user interface, several new plugins like Qrosp for scripting support, LackMan for package management and lots of others smaller plugins. Of course, there were tons of improvements and bugfixes in already-existing plugins.

LeechCraft 0.4.0 is already packaged for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 and is available, as always, at ppa:0xd34df00d/leechcraft, there are also ebuilds in rion overlay for Gentoo and PKGBUILDs for Arch Linux. Windows installer is also available.

Please give it a try and report bugs, incosistencies and anything you find. You can find us at Jabber conference at leechcraft@conference.jabber.ru and you can also use the leechcraft-users@lists.sourceforge.net maillist.

By the way, it's still hard to develop the application by myself with rare contributions from other people. So, if you are the one of the following:

  • UI designers or just people not afraid to run LeechCraft, test it and report bugs.
  • Developers for the following features, among others:
    • Implementation of other protocols in IM client (only XMPP is implemented now).
    • Maintaining EiskaltDC++ for LeechCraft, or writing another DC client from scratch.
    • UI coding.
    • Support layers for Google Chrome extensions and GreaseMonkey scripts.
    • Media player to replace LMP.
    • Win32-developers for WIn32-specific tasks and testing.
    • Any task you find interesting as developer or as user.
  • Maintainers for OpenSUSE, Mandriva, FreeBSD and any other distro.
  • People ready to write documentation, both technical docs and user manuals.

LeechCraft 0.3.95 is released, 0.4.0 is coming

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Today LeechCraft 0.3.95 is released. This release designates the beginning of feature freeze for the 0.4.0 version, which we will talk about a bit later.

LeechCraft 0.3.95 is available prepackaged, as always, for the following distros and OS right now:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10, from ppa:0xd34df00d/leechcraft PPA repository.
  • Gentoo, from the rion overlay, the leechcraft-full-0.3.95 package.
  • Microsoft Windows: download from SourceForge.

And, well, now about the 0.4.0 version. We have only three open issues for the 0.4.0 version, and all of them are feature requests, so LeechCraft 0.4.0 is expected to be released in the following week or two. We will have 4 releases inbetween every 3-4 days, each with bugfixes and maybe a new feature..