LICQ v1.8.0 README
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With version 1.8.0, Licq gets support for multiple accounts per protocol
(currently only for MSN and Jabber). The other big change is the separation of
the ICQ protocol into an optional protocol plugin instead of being built into
Licq. Bugfixes include some stability fixes as well as several minor tweaks in
the plugins to better handle multiple accounts.
Notes for upgrading:
- The first time Licq 1.8.0 is run, The user configuration directory will be
migrated to a new structure. This is needed to support multiple accounts of
the same protocol, however it will make the configuration unusable by older
Licq versions. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BACKUP YOUR BASE DIRECTORY BEFORE
UPGRADING TO LICQ 1.8.0 in case you ever want to be able to downgrade.
- Because ICQ is now a separate protocol plugin, it must be built and installed
separately if ICQ or AIM accounts are used. However, no manual configuration
changes are needed. During the configuration migration above, Licq will try
to load the ICQ protocol plugin if it is needed.
- The console plugin has been removed and is no longer supported.
For a list of changes since Licq 1.7.1, see the changelog below.
For general information on how to build and run Licq, see doc/README.
For information about building and using the different plugins, see README or
doc/README for the respective plugins.
The Licq Team
New in 1.8.0
o Fixed some memory leaks
o Removed console plugin (no longer maintained)
o Support for multiple owners for MSN and Jabber
o Change config file structure to support multiple owners
o Plugin API: Add a mainloop class that plugins can use
o Plugin API: Many changes to better support multiple owners
o Plugin API: Separated plugin helper function from interface
o Auto-Reply: Apply startup status to all owners
o Fifo: Don't hang if data doesn't end with a line break
o Forwarder: Apply startup status to all owners
o ICQ: Some non-UTF8 messages were converted from UTF8 instead of to
o ICQ: Moved from daemon and built as separate protocol plugin
o MSN: Moved MSN specfic typing notification logic from Qt4-Gui
o Qt4-Gui: Contact list only showed typing icon for ICQ contacts
o Qt4-Gui: Ask for missing password before trying to log on
o RMS: Apply auto response changes to all owners