Wednesday, 16 February 2011

0.6.6 beta16 is out

Another great beta is out ;)

Big changes:
  • encryption is now enabled on Windows
  • toolbar editing is possible on Windows
  • libgadu 1.10 is supported, with TLS and multilogon
  • items in history can be deleted now
  • search buddy window is now stable and does not crash
  • added support for typing notifications in XMPP and GaduGadu (requires libgadu 1.10)
Full changelog is here. Downloads are available on our Google Code ans SourceForge pages (links in sidebar).

Friday, 11 February 2011

Multilogon, TLS and libgadu 1.10

Libgadu 1.10 (not-yet-released) brings us a few extra features that were implemented in Gadu-Gadu protocol for GG10. We have decided to include these in Kadu, but only for people with 1.10.0-pre version of libgadu installed.

TLS

TLS in an encryption protocol used in HTTPS connections. GaduGadu 10 can use it to secure connection between client and server. Each message is decrypted at GG server and then encrypted for the second client (if it also supports TLS connection). This is not ideal solution, but at least it allows for real secure login.

Second level of protection is Kadu's encryption plugin that allows for sending and receiving encrypted messages - this is client-to-client encryption - messages can be decrypted only by receiver (this is supported only by Kadu and EKG messengers).

I hope these two levels of protection are enough for everyone ;)

Multilogon

GaduGadu 10 also supports multilogon. Multiple clients can be logged on one account (before GG10 each login would disconnect other clients). Received messages are sent to each of the client and sent messages are broadcasted between them. Latest git versions of Kadu support this new broadcast message.

Kadu can also notify you about every other connection, both by our notification system and by new special multilogon window. Each session can be disconnected by Kadu both in window and in notifications.

multilogon window shows 2 additional conenctions


multilogon notification shows new connection