Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. It's writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms (tested on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP).

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Tkabber 0.11.0

Tkabber 0.11.0 has been released.

Release highlights:

  • New tabbed user interface. Tab headers now occupy several rows and tab bar can be docked to the left and right sides of chat window
  • Roster filter
  • Added support for pixmaps (in particular emoticons) JISP archives (XEP-0038)
  • Added support for SOCKS4a and SOCKS5 proxy for the main connection
  • Added user location support (XEP-0080)
  • Added user mood support (XEP-0107)
  • Added user activity support (XEP-0108)
  • Added user tune support (XEP-0118)
  • Added entity capabilities (XEP-0115 v.1.5, only reporting) support
  • Added basic robot challenges support (XEP-0158)
  • Roster is now exported to XML instead of Tcl list
  • Added support for entity time (XEP-0202)
  • Tkabber version is now reported in disco#info (XEP-0232)
  • Moved deprecated Jabber Browser (XEP-0011) to an external plugin
  • Moved Jidlink file transfer to an external plugin
  • Added several new plugins: attline, ctcomp, custom-urls, floatinglog, gmail, openurl, presencecmd, receipts and unixkeys
  • Many fixes and enhancements

Download Tkabber 0.11.0 (md5) and Tkabber plugins 0.11.0 (md5).

Call to translators for Tkabber 0.11.0

A new release of Tkabber will be released in early Juny: Tkabber 0.11.0.

You may notice that several months ago there was Tkabber 0.10.1 beta1 and beta2. It was never released, so this new release will include a lot of accumulated features.

Tkabber is localized to 14 languages. Those are the languages that currently are looking for translator. The number indicates approximately how many strings are not yet translated.

Catalan: 849
Esperanto: 1233
Basque: 1146
French: 1151
Italian: 640
Dutch: 687
Portuguese: 950

Tkabber 0.10.1-beta2 - final testing and call to translators

I'm pleased to announce the second beta release of Tkabber 0.10.1.

There aren't new features in this beta since the previous one. The changes are only bugfixes. Hopefully, this is the last beta release before the final stable 0.10.1.

Now is the right time to update the translations. If you want to collaborate updating a current translation, or translating to a new language, but you don't know how to do it, add a comment here and I'll help you to get started.

Download Tkabber 0.10.1-beta2 (md5) and Tkabber plugins 0.10.1-beta2 (md5).

Tkabber 0.10.1-beta

I'm pleased to announce a new beta release of Tkabber (0.10.1-beta).

The goals of this release:

  • Testing Tkabber before making final 0.10.1 available
  • Freezing messages for interface translators

Some new features are:

  • New tabbed user interface. Tab headers now occupy several rows
  • Added support for pixmaps JISP archives (XEP-0038), but not for emoticons
  • Added support for SOCKS4a and SOCKS5 proxy for the main connection
  • Added user mood support (XEP-0107)
  • Added user activity support (XEP-0108)
  • Added user tune support (XEP-0118)
  • Added entity capabilities (only reporting) support
  • Moved deprecated Jabber Browser (XEP-0011) to an external plugin
  • Moved Jidlink file transfer to an external plugin
  • Added several new plugins: attline, ctcomp, custom-urls, floatinglog, gmail, openurl, presencecmd
  • Many fixes and enhancements

Download Tkabber 0.10.1-beta (md5) and Tkabber plugins 0.10.1-beta (md5).

Happy 5 birthday, Tkabber!

The first version of Tkabber was uploaded to jabber.ru CVS on 3 July 2002. So, today Tkabber turns 5 years old.

Happy birthday, Tkabber!

To commemorate the birthday, let's take a look at Tkabber history.

Tkabber 0.10.0: New artwork, SOCKS5, remote controlling...

Tkabber 0.10.0 has been released, ten months after the previous version.

Tkabber 0.10.0-beta2

I'm pleased to announce a second beta release of Tkabber and Tkabber plugins (0.10.0-beta2).

The goal of this release:

  • Testing Tkabber before making final 0.10.0 available (I expect it to be released in the next few weeks)

Some new features with respect to the previous beta are:

  • Added possibility to accept messages from roster only ("Accept messages from roster users only" checkbutton in menu)
  • Added plugin, which allows to abbreviate words and phrases in chat windows (/abbrev, /unabberv, /listabbrevs commands)
  • Added chats history tool. It's a plugin, which allows to browse all chatlogs ("Chats history" menu item)
  • Animated emoticons work again and are moved to an external plugin.
  • German translation became almost the most complete one
  • Many bugfixes

Tkabber 0.10.0-beta

I'm pleased to announce a new beta release of Tkabber (0.10.0-beta).

The goals of this release:

  • Testing Tkabber before making final 0.10.0 available
  • Freezing messages for interface translators

Some new features are:

  • New artwork by Artem Bannikov
  • Mediated SOCKS5 connection support for file transfer (XEP-0065)
  • Translatable outgoing error messages support (based on recipient's xml:lang)
  • Remote controlling clients support (XEP-0146)
  • Extended stanza addressing support (XEP-0033)
  • Roster item icons are chosen based on Disco queries to item server
  • Search in Disco, Browser, Headlines, RawXML, and Customize windows
  • New plugins (latex, tkabber-khim, traffic, renju)
  • Emoticons theme now can be loaded using GUI
  • Most Tkabber's tabs can now be stored on exit and restored on start
  • Many fixes and enhancements

Downloads are available at the download page.

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New Tkabber 0.9.9: Ad-hoc commands, DNS SRV...

Tkabber 0.9.9 has been released, ten months after the previous version.

Release highlights:

  • Improved privacy lists interface
  • Support for stream compression (JEP-0138)
  • Support for SRV DNS-records
  • Support for TXT DNS-records (JEP-0156)
  • Support for ad-hoc commands (JEP-0050)
  • Improved headlines support
  • Chat state notification support (JEP-0085)
  • Many fixes and enhancements

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