A new version of yaxim, 0.8.6, has been released today (ChangeLog, commit history).
This release fixes a serious bug that caused 0.8.5 to permanently reconnect to Ping-enabled servers, and adds new message carbons functionality.
Message carbons make it easier to synchronize your chat log between yaxim and a desktop client. When enabled in the preferences, yaxim automatically receives all the messages that were sent to or from your other client logged in to the same account. To make use of it, yaxim needs to be connected to the server at the same time, and it will slightly increase your data traffic.
Further improvements were made to the UI: the Android “Share with…” feature now uses the main contact list display instead of a plain list; the long-press menu of a contact shows the JID in the title, and contacts are now sorted in a case-insensitive way.
You can get the release from Google Play, F-Droid or directly download the APK file (1.1MByte).
The next big steps to work on are:
- a Tablet UI with the contacts list on the side of a chat view
- Multi-User Chat (MUC)
- end-to-end encryption, either with OTR or with GnuPG.
- finally get Stream Management to work.
- more user-friendlyness! \o/