WeeChat 1.2 released with lots of new features

WeeChat 1.2 recently released, is a fast, light and extensible chat client written from scratch, and actively in development. WeeChat has a text interface and runs on many operating systems, such as Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Unix, GNU Hurd, Mac OS X, Windows (cygwin).


WeeChat 1.2 new features

  • core: add signals “signal_sigterm” and “signal_sigquit”
  • core: use environment variable WEECHAT_HOME on startup
  • core: remove WeeChat version from config files
  • core: add options weechat.look.quote_{nick_prefix|nick_suffix|time_format} to customize quoted messages in cursor mode
  • core: add a welcome message on first WeeChat run
  • core: add options weechat.look.word_chars_{highlight|input}
  • core: display a warning on startup if the locale can not be set
  • core: allow “*” as plugin name in command /plugin reload to reload all plugins with options
  • core: add option “-s” in command /eval to split expression before evaluating it (no more split by default)
  • core: add priority in plugins to initialize them in order
  • api: add support of environment variables in function string_eval_expression() and command /eval
  • api: add support of full color option name in functions color() and string_eval_expression() and in command /eval
  • api: add “_chat_line” (line pointer) in hashtable of hook_focus
  • irc: display a warning when the option irc.look.display_away is set to “channel”
  • irc: optimize search of a nick in nicklist (up to 3x faster)
  • irc: add support of SHA-256 and SHA-512 algorithms in server option “ssl_fingerprint”
  • irc: add option “-noswitch” in command /query
  • irc: format message 008 (RPL_SNOMASK)
  • irc: add support of “account-notify” capability
  • irc: remove server “freenode” from default config file
  • irc: add support of “ecdsa-nist256p-challenge” SASL mechanism
  • doc: add Russian man page
  • javascript: new script plugin for javascript

See ChangeLog for complete list of bugs fixed

Install WeeChat 1.2 on UbuntuĀ OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nesthib/weechat-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install weechat
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