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October 31st, 2013
Trillian for Linux: Debian, Fedora, dependency improvements, fixes! (1.0 Build 2)

Build 2 of Trillian for Linux is now available. By popular request, we’ve been spending time improving some of the dependencies Trillian requires and have also made clean Debian and Fedora builds. While we still support Ubuntu extensions, they are now optional instead of required, which should make using Trillian on your favorite Linux distribution much easier! A handful of bugs have been tackled in this build as well, and we’ve tried to improve Trillian’s resilience in the face of many different theme and color configurations.


Posted in Trillian for Linux | Changelog |

October 17th, 2013
Trillian 5.4 for Windows!

Today we’re taking Trillian 5.4 for Windows out of beta and making it available to everyone. As we mentioned during beta, this release is primarily focused on improving existing functionality and fixing bugs. We thought the time was right to take a break from building new features to step back and address some common bugs and complaints. Some of the important bits in 5.4:
 

Facebook chat.
A change on the Facebook side meant that international users suddenly started seeing junk characters in their chat messages instead of properly encoded characters. This has been fixed in 5.4!
 

Mail.
With Outlook.com now supporting the popular IMAP protocol, Trillian’s ability to monitor these email accounts has improved leaps and bounds. See your full mail preview, mark messages as spam, delete messages, etc. In addition, we’ve fixed bugs specific to Yahoo mail, improved our bandwidth consumption when dealing with large messages, and tweaked a few other mail-specific bugs as well.
 

In-house servers.
As more and more of our customers adopt our Trillian Server in-house business solution, we’re also making sure all of our client software can properly connect to an in-house server. Trillian 5.4 accomplishes this for the Windows side, making it possible to connect to servers with self-signed TLS certificates and more.
 

Message windows.
A few long-standing bugs have been addressed in 5.4, including a few very rare corner cases with message window flashing, improvements to group chat windows, fixes to spellcheck, and a few other great tweaks that long-time users will appreciate – including the removal of the tooltip in the edit area that annoyed so many of you!
 

Twitter.
Last but not least, our Twitter engine gets a few nice enhancements in 5.4: see user displaynames and usernames in your stream, fixes for direct messaging, fixes for RTs being cut off, and more.
 

We hope you enjoy the new release!
 

UPDATE: Build 13 has been released to address some reported bugs with MSN mail, XMPP connectivity, and a crash.
 

UPDATE: Build 15 has been released to address a recent Twitter-related crash.


Posted in Trillian for Windows |

October 8th, 2013
Trillian for Linux: Early access for Pro customers!

Good news, Linux fans: we’ve been quietly building Trillian for your favorite operating system and today we’re ready to release an early access version into the wild for Trillian Pro customers only. Download it here while you read the announcement! 
 

What is Trillian for Linux?
Trillian for Linux represents the next leap forward for Cerulean Studios and desktop messaging applications on Linux. We’ve rolled up our sleeves and dived into the world of GTK+, building the purest and most native version of Trillian that we can – this is not just a gussied up web browser control! – with an initial eye on strong suport for Ubuntu. Trillian for Linux boasts a beautiful contact list with searching, tabbed message windows with inline image support, emoticons, screen capture!, a rich activity history viewer, file transfers, group chats, integration with Ubuntu’s messaging menu and much more. 
 

Why an early access program for Pro customers only?
The honest reason is pretty straightforward: we’ve spent years of time and money building Trillian for Linux so far, starting as early as 2011, and we need to ensure that enough of you are serious about supporting the project financially for us to continue with it. Here’s your chance to help us prove that a healthy and vibrant market for Linux applications exists for smaller software shops like Cerulean: go Pro and support our efforts on Linux
 

Will Trillian for Linux be free upon final release?
Yes. The early access program will eventually end and the product will be free for everyone to use and enjoy, so if you’re unable to purchase Pro today you can rest assured that Trillian for Linux will make its way to you in the future. 
 

What’s next?
We plan to follow up in the coming weeks with an additional behind-the-scenes look at what went into building Trilian for Linux: we think you’ll be surprised how much effort goes into a project like this and how many minor details we fret about behind the scenes. Thank you for your support!


Posted in Trillian for Linux |

September 24th, 2013
Trillian for Windows: A focus on performance and stability (5.4 Beta Build 9)

Today’s release of a new beta, Trillian 5.4 for Windows, is primarily focused on improving existing functionality and fixing bugs. We thought the time was right to take a break from building new features to step back and address some common bugs and complaints. Some of the important bits in 5.4:
 

Facebook chat.
A change on the Facebook side meant that international users suddenly started seeing junk characters in their chat messages instead of properly encoded characters. This has been fixed in 5.4!
 

Mail.
With Outlook.com now supporting the popular IMAP protocol, Trillian’s ability to monitor these email accounts has improved leaps and bounds. See your full mail preview, mark messages as spam, delete messages, etc. In addition, we’ve fixed bugs specific to Yahoo mail, improved our bandwidth consumption when dealing with large messages, and tweaked a few other mail-specific bugs as well.
 

In-house servers.
As more and more of our customers adopt our Trillian Server in-house business solution, we’re also making sure all of our client software can properly connect to an in-house server. Trillian 5.4 accomplishes this for the Windows side, making it possible to connect to servers with self-signed TLS certificates and more.
 

Message windows.
A few long-standing bugs have been addressed in 5.4, including a few very rare corner cases with message window flashing, improvements to group chat windows, fixes to spellcheck, and a few other great tweaks that long-time users will appreciate.
 

Twitter.
Last but not least, our Twitter engine gets a few nice enhancements in 5.4: see user displaynames and usernames in your stream, fixes for direct messaging, fixes for RTs being cut off, and more.
 

We hope you enjoy all the fixes – let us know how the beta runs for you and if you have any bug reports you think we should tackle before the final release! We also have an early alpha of Trillian 2.0 for Mac that we’re testing, available here – more info to come soon.
 

UPDATE: Build 10 has been released with additional bugfixes.
 

UPDATE: Build 11 has been released with additional bugfixes.


Posted in Trillian for Windows | Changelog |

September 16th, 2013
Trillian 2.0 for Android

We are pleased to introduce Trillian 2.0 for Android, featuring a more modern user interface that should blend beautifully with your ICS+ devices and a bunch of great new features and enhancements.
 

Launchpad.
Trillian’s new launchpad UI lets you keep up with the people most important to you at a single glance. Paired with optional address book integration, Trillian can now automatically import names and photos for your contacts to make you feel right at home.
 

Trillian group chats.
You can now easily start group chats with your friends who also use Trillian, with server-backed chat history!
 

Improved security.
Although we’ve always transmitted passwords using TLS, Trillian 2.0 now uses TLS everywhere, meaning all of your chats are now encrypted over the wire and better protected from third-party eavesdropping.
 

In-house server compatibility.
If your company runs a Trillian Server you can now connect to it using this version of Trillian for Android!
 

Other goodies.
History has been cleanly integrated into message windows, sending photos has been refreshed, taking photos can now load the camera more easily, emoticons have been overhauled, and a bunch of bugs have been fixed! If you’ve had trouble connecting to MSN or Yahoo! in the past, see if 2.0 helps!
 

Next steps.
We’re excited to be working with a clean slate for our Android app – let us know what features you’d like to see come to Trillian for Android next!


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