It is finally here - quassel-0.2.0-alpha1, Quassel's long-awaited first public release! This is still an alpha version, so it still has some quirks, and it still lacks some features that may or may not be important for you. That said, we (the devs) have been using it as our main client for weeks now, and we are fairly happy with it, so it can't hurt to give it a try!
Only this release sets your computer on fire, eats your dog and is probably highly addictive.
Well, EgS speaking of 50 commits in January until the 17th. Turned out to be 125 commits until the end of the month, and another 55 commits in the eight days of February already... development speed is increasing, and we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a train coming at us). We are fighting some stability issues and we still need to fix a couple of things, but we are now very confident that we can release Quassel within the month!
This is not only my first post on Quassel IRC but my very first blog post at all.
I have to say that I'm pretty excited about what's happening in the last few weeks. The improvements on Quassel have been enormous. There've been already more than 50 commmits this month. Having just checked in Revision 353 and waiting for Sput's next big commit (which hopefully doesn't break anything - I'm always scared if someone says: dude I'm just reorganizing the multithreading in the core...), I'm having some leisure time, which I want to use tell you a bit about the current state of Quassel IRC.
2007 has come and gone, and now it is 2008. Last year has seen a lot of improvements in and around Quassel IRC, and we are now very close to the first releaseable version. In fact, we, the developers and some early testers/helpers/fans are running Quassel Cores on our servers to stress-test (and of course enjoy) them! We now mainly lack some features in the GUI and some improvements in internal structures to be able to release Quassel to the public.
And this is my resolution for 2008: Get Quassel IRC out of the door ASAP, and then continue to make this the bestest IRC client ever!