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Fire 1.5.6 Released

The Fire Development team is happy to announce the release of Fire 1.5.6. This universal binary works on both PowerPC and Intel Macintosh computers running Mac OS 10.2.8 or higher.

This release focuses on fixes in the following areas:
- Crash when Fire is speaking a message
- Dragging Tabs & Groups works correctly
- Automatic Translation speedup
- Buddy Text Encodings are saved for irc and ICQ conversations
- Spotlight can now search past conversations (10.4 only)... read more

Posted by Alan Humpherys 2006-02-16

Fire 1.5.5 Released

Announcing version 1.5.5 of Fire, the multi-protocol IM application for Mac OS X.

Now a Universal Binary! - The main feature in this release is that Fire is now a Universal binary which natively supports the new Intel based Macintosh computers announced today.

A few critical bugs in AIM, MSN, and TextToSpeech were also fixed in this release.

This release works on Mac OS versions 10.2.8 and later and can be downloaded at:... read more

Posted by Alan Humpherys 2006-01-11

New URL for Fire Home Page

We are pleased to announce that Fire has a new home page for end users. Please check out our new Home at:

http://www.fireim.org

Please note that development information is still available here on Sourceforge.

Posted by Alan Humpherys 2006-01-03

Fire 1.5.3 Released

This update to Fire improves compatibility with Tiger (10.4) systems, and fixes some problems with the following areas:

- Jabber now works on 10.4
- ICQ now handles non-numeric names
- Yahoo buddy status is now correct
- Other miscellaneous fixes

Happy Chatting,
- The Fire Team

For Mac OS X 10.1 (Version 1.0.4):
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Fire.app1.0.4.for10.1.dmg?download

For Mac OS X 10.2 and later (Version 1.5.3):
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Fire.app.1.5.3.dmg?download

Posted by Jason Townsend 2005-07-13

Fire 1.5.1 Released

This update to Fire improves compatibility with 10.2
systems, and fixes some problems with the following areas:

- MSN not working on 10.2
- Single Chat Window Mode unavailable
- Zero Height For Text entry area
- Jabber Buddies won't show as online

Also added a Czech localization.

Posted by Alan Humpherys 2005-01-24

Fire 1.5 Released

The Fire Development team is pleased to announce the availability of Fire 1.5.

This new release includes three main features:

- Tabbed Window Chatting (in 3 different styles)
- Styled Text Chats (in 8 different styles)
- Rendezvous Service Support to talk to iChat users on your network.

Due to the advanced features included in this release, it will only work on Mac OS X 10.2 and above. Users on Mac OS 10.1 should continue using Fire 1.0.4.... read more

Posted by Alan Humpherys 2005-01-05

Fire 1.0.4 released

Fire 1.0.4 is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications. The Fire team is pleased to announce the availability of Fire 1.0.4.

Please note that we now have a different download for 10.1 and for 10.2 and later. Please download the appropriate disk image depending on which OS you are using. ... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-10-26

Fire 1.0.3 released

Fire 1.0.3 is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications. The Fire team is pleased to announce the availability of Fire 1.0.3.

Please note that we now have a different download for 10.1 and for 10.2 and later. Please download the appropriate disk image depending on which OS you are using.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-06-25

Fire 1.0.2 released

Fire 1.0.2 is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications. The Fire team is pleased to announce the availability of Fire 1.0.2.

Please note that we now have a different download for 10.1 and for 10.2 and later. Please download the appropriate disk image depending on which OS you are using.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-06-21

Fire 1.0.1 released

Fire 1.0.1 is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications. The Fire team is pleased to announce the availability of Fire 1.0.1. Please note that we now have a different download for 10.1 and for 10.2 and later. Please download the appropriate disk image depending on which OS you are using.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-05-12

Fire 1.0 released

Fire 1.0 is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications. The Fire team is pleased to announce the availability of Fire 1.0... the culmination of 14 months of development effort. Please note that we now have a different download for 10.1 and for 10.2 and later. Please download the appropriate disk image depending on which OS you are using.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-04-21

Firebrand 0.6 released

Firebrand 0.6 is now available. Firebrand is a theme editor for Fire. It allows you to bundle icons,
smileys, sounds, and colors into themes to allow easy customization
of the interface. Themes require Fire 0.99 or later.

Enjoy!

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Firebrand0.6.dmg?download

0.6
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The window is marked dirty when changes happen (not all cases were handled in 0.5)
Fixed incorrect key for Yahoo icon
Added Theme Preview icon key (shows in the Themes pref in Fire)

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-04-21

Fire 0.32.m released

Fire 0.32.m is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

Hopefully this release will address the MSN connectivity issues that some have been seeing with 0.32.j recently.

All languages:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Fire.app0.32.m.dmg?download... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-03-21

Fire 0.32.j released

Fire 0.32.i is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

This release's primary focus is to fix the blocking by MSN (again). This release should address the MSN connectivity issues that some have been seeing with 0.32.i recently.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-03-07

Fire 0.32.i released

Fire 0.32.i is now available. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

This release's primary focus is to fix the blocking by Yahoo (again). The authentication mechanism in
version 0.32.h and previous was not compatible with the changes made on January 8, 2004.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2004-01-29

Fire 0.32.h released

Fire 0.32.h is now available for download! Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications. Fire 0.32.h is a bug fix release. All users of 0.32.g and earlier are encouraged to update.

All 11 languages:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Fire.app0.32.h.dmg?download... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-11-03

Fire 0.32.g released

Fire 0.32.g is now available for download! Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

The primary purpose of this release is to support the new MSN protocol which was required as of the afternoon of 10/15/03. Special thanks to Andrew Wellington for providing the changes from Proteus to handle MSN's new authentication scheme.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-10-16

Fire 0.32.f released

Fire 0.32.f is now available for download! Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

Many thanks to Alan for putting together this release and updating our Yahoo support on such a tight schedule.

Fire 0.32.f is a bug fix release. All users of 0.32.d and earlier are encouraged to update. It is a required update to work with Yahoo's latest protocol changes.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-10-02

Fire 0.32.e released

Fire 0.32.e is now available for download! Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

Many thanks to Alan for putting together this release and updating our Yahoo support on such a tight schedule. Also thanks to Lasse for the Danish localization update, and Graham for some additional bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-09-23

Fire 0.32.d released

Fire 0.32.d is now available for download! Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.

Many thanks to Alan for helping out with this release. Also thanks to Ken for two new localizations (Simplified and Traditional Chinese). This brings our total to 11 languages.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-04-16

Fire 0.32.c released

Fire 0.32.c is now available. This is primarily a bug fix release, with some localization updates.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Fire.app0.32.c.dmg?download

0.32.c
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Added Swedish localization and updated Russian localization.

Application
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- Fixed problem with chat windows not showing up when Fire is in
the background (bug 679333) (jt)
- Better handling of conversation browser autoresizing preference
(bug 652682) (jt)
- Hopefully fixed crashes when starting Fire on login
(although I could never reproduce this problem) (bug 533626) (jt)
- Chat Windows now support undo/redo. (nk) (feature 683364)
- Multiple buddy log on/off sounds are now consolidated. (nk) (bug 653839)
- Idle check is now less frequent while you are available,
which should hopefully reduce the constant cycling problem
reported on earlier versions (bug 662924) (jt)
- Better parsing of smileys with @ in them (bug 672484) (jt)... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-02-23

Fire 0.32.b.2 released

Fire 0.32.b is now available with three new localizations (Spanish, Russian, and Danish) and many bug fixes. We have an all new smiley parser built for speed and better consistency with official clients, and improved MSN reliability. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, and Yahoo! Pager communications.... read more

Posted by Jason Townsend 2003-02-03

Fire 0.32.a released

This is a huge release with improvements across the board. The highlights include Oscar support (AIM file send, .mac support, typing notifications, away message reading, direct IM receive), upgraded ICQ library, MSN file send and receive, upgraded Yahoo library, Jabber SSL support, updated Help files, and improved handling of server buddy lists in AIM Oscar, MSN, and Yahoo.

Many thanks to Graham, Alan, Matt, Nick, Stephane, Heimir, Martin, and Alessandro for all their hard work in putting this together.
Happy Holidays and enjoy!
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fire/Fire.app0.32.a.dmg?download

Posted by Jason Townsend 2002-12-12

Fire .31.e released

Fire .31.e is available. Of note are a fix for the constant Yahoo crashing problems that showed up recently. Also, we now send MSN typing notifications.

Posted by Jason Townsend 2002-10-17

Fire in SourceForge top 20 most active

This week Fire has entered the SourceForge top 20 most active projects, coming in at #17 today. This is the highest ranking Fire has ever received as far as I know.

https://sourceforge.net/top/mostactive.php?type=week

Posted by Jason Townsend 2002-10-09