Thursday, 29 December 2011

Summary of 2011

End of the year is the best time for making summaries of any type, so here is one about Kadu:

Releases

This was really great year for Kadu - 0.9.0, the biggest rewrite/release ever, was finished in March (just look how many bugs and regressions we had to fix on redmine). After that we had a quick 0.9.1 and 0.9.2 bugfix releases, not-so-big 0.10.0 feature release and another one with bugfixes - 0.10.1. This means 5 total releases in one year, after more than 2 years of waiting for 0.9.0. We want to keep this pace and create at least 3 big releases in 2012.

Ports

Kadu on Windows had became official port, so we cannot ignore Windows' bugs anymore. MacOS X support is not bad, someone created port on Haiku, but nobody cares anymore about N900. Linux is still our primary taget.

Changes

In this year 2764 (2161 since 0.9.0) changes were pushed to Kadu source control system by 16 developers. This is pretty amazing for a small IM application.

A lot of these changes are about improving our codebase, so we can add features and fix bugs faster. Rest is about features - like GG10 roster support, new chat notifier, better proxy support, network awareness and so on...

A lot of new translations were added in this year, unfortunately only four are complete enough to be included in official release - Polski, English, Deutsch and Cesky. Uncomplete translations are available for French, Spanish, Italian and Slovak.

New server

We have also moved from our old server (from Chilan and Silvercoders) to new one (from Uni-Lux) and we gained a new domain: kadu.im (it is much shorter and easier to type than old kadu.net).

Future

Future is very bright for us, 1.0 is so close that you can almost touch it, bugs are fixed quicker than new ones are created and no regressions are allowed! 2012 will be the year of Linux on desktops and Kadu everywhere!

Happy New Year everyone!

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