VaporWare Announces AmIRC 2.1 Update Now Available
The eight public release of AmIRC, version 2.1, is now available!
AmIRC is a client for the IRC Internet Relay Chat protocol written by
Oliver Wagner, also the author of VoyagerNG and Microdot II. It is
*SHAREWARE*. You can register it easily with the included VaporWare
registration utility at any of our registration sites around the world.
Although AmIRC 2.1 contains numerous more hours of work and thus is
slightly more expensive than AmIRC 1.x, there is *NO UPGRADE FEE* --
your legal AmIRC 1.x and AmIRC 2.0 keyfile will continue to work. The
free upgrade is our "Thank you!" to all the people who already registered
AmIRC 1.x, instead of using cracked versions, pirated key files or
"evaluation periods" of several months or even years. Registrations at the
AmIRC 1.x price are *no longer accepted* as of the 2.0 release.
Where to download it:
AmiNet, comm/irc (soon)
amirc_21.lzx, 852086 Bytes
amirc_21.lha, 969738 Bytes
(Note that ftp.us.vapor.com has generally the best
connectivity of the listed mirror sites)
http://vapor.ukonline.co.uk/ (File mirror only)
http://www.meanmachine.ch/vapor/ (File mirror only)
Mail to <email@example.com>, put "SEND AMIRC" in the body.
The file will be returned uuencoded.
New features since AmIRC's last public release (2.0) include:
- Single window mode. You can join several channels with opening
just a single window.
- Total queueing. Now everything which isn't urgent (like
KICKS or MODE changes) is sent through the output queue.
to reduce risk of being kicked by a server due to flooding.
- Settable scrollback buffer size. The amount of text stored
in a window's scrollback buffer is now limited; the number
of lines to keep can be configured.
- Vapor Update Library. Will now automagically check for
available updates during startup, and inform you if there
is one -
- which you can automatically download, too.
- New plugin API calls. On request by plugin authors, several
new callbacks and functions have been implemented in the
AmIRC plugin API.
- Multiselect ban list window
- openurl.library support
- new translations done by ATO (http://ato.vapor.com/ato)
- several bug fixes and minor improvements (for a complete
list, refer to the history attached below)
New features since the 1.69 release include:
- Query and channel windows can now be iconified individually to a
"tray" window. Tray window button labels turn bold when new messages are
received, white when a highlight occurs, and carry information about the
number of messages in each window.
- New low-level Plugin API. Documentation of the API is available from
www.vapor.com or Aminet, in a separate archive. An example plugin,
WallChop.AmiPlug, is included.
- Server list is now a ListTree object with subgroups for different
- Can now use MIMEPrefs to automatically view & save files received via
DCC. Activate the "Use MIMEPrefs to view?" or "Use MIMEPrefs to save?"
- "Lag-O-Meter" (tm ;)) probes the IRC server every 30 seconds and shows
the current lag from 0-10+ in a gauge below the userlist. The Info
window also contains the three most recent measurements and the
- Heavily improved logging. All channel and query windows now have an
"L" button to the right of the input gadget, which is a toggle button to
activate the logging to a user-specified directory.
- "Favorites" window added to store the names of channels you use
regularly. Click on the channel name in a window to open.
- AmIRC now uses NList.mcc (if available) for its listviews. NList is
written by Gilles Masson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Stronger CTCP flood protection.
- DCC connections now work with Miami's SOCKS support.
- Files received via DCC are opened in shared mode during transfer,
so you can play or view them partially while the transfer is still
in progress (esspecially for all you mp3 freaks out there :-)
- DCC receives now have the options to Replace a file. Both the send
and receive windows have Cleanup buttons, to remove old closed and
- DCCs now show the estimated remaining time of a transfer based
on current throughput.
- Query windows now have an N button to change the nickname the window
is currently bound to.
- Background color of AmIRC's main listviews can now be configured.
- /AWAY messages are now filtered, and only shown once to avoid screen
cluttering when talking to someone who is set /AWAY.
- special "Invite" and "Oper" requesters
- Can now automatically accept DCC Send requests.
- Now sends pertinent information to query windows, such as /nick and
/QUIT messages from that user, as well as CTCP and DCC messages.
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