WeeChat 1.3 released with lots of new features and bugfixes

WeeChat 1.3 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 1.3 new features

  • core: add completion “colors”
  • core: start/stop search in buffer at current scroll position by default, add key Ctrl+q to stop search and reset scroll
  • core: add option weechat.look.key_grab_delay to set the default delay when grabbing a key with Alt+k
  • core: add option weechat.look.confirm_upgrade
  • core: allow Ctrl+c to exit WeeChat when the passphrase is asked on startup
  • core: allow pointer as list name in evaluation of hdata
  • core: add signal “signal_sighup”
  • api: add support of evaluated sub-strings and current date/time in function string_eval_expression() and command /eval
  • api: add function string_eval_path_home()
  • alias: add options “add”, “addcompletion” and “del” in command /alias, remove command /unalias
  • irc: add option irc.network.channel_encode
  • irc: add option irc.color.topic_current
  • irc: evaluate content of server option “nicks”
  • logger: evaluate content of option logger.file.path
  • relay: display value of HTTP header “X-Real-IP” for websocket connections
  • script: rename option script.scripts.dir to script.scripts.path, evaluate content of option
  • xfer: evaluate content of options xfer.file.download_path and xfer.file.upload_path

See ChangeLog for complete list of bugs fixed

Install WeeChat 1.3 on Ubuntu OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install weechat
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