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Profanity is a minimalist console-based XMPP client inspired by Irssi. It features MUC support, OTR messaging, desktop notifications, and a customizable UI.

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Recent releases

  •  19 May 2014 21:39

    Release Notes: This patch release fixes a compilation issue for users who do not have libotr available.

    •  18 May 2014 16:30

      Release Notes: Changes include bookmarks (using xep-0049 private storage), OTR policy at the global, account, and per contact levels, OTR shared secret and question/answer authentication, themes included during install, and an XML console showing raw XMPP stanzas.

      •  29 Mar 2014 19:13

        Release Notes: The major addition for this release is support for Off The Record messaging. It also removes the limit of ten windows (with a /win command to access windows not in the status bar), adds user-defined command aliases with the /alias command, allows joining private chat rooms with passwords, allows the port to be specified on /connect and with /account settings, and adds desktop notification support for OS X.

        •  03 Jan 2014 16:33

          Release Notes: Updated to work with the Cygwin split into 32-bit and 64-bit versions and additional archive formats. Allows users to choose an account to autoconnect with, or use the -a (--account) command line option. Allows users to store passwords with accounts. Allows users to specify defaults for MUC chat service and nickname, plus many bugfixes.

          •  11 Aug 2013 18:31

            Release Notes: This release adds use of contact nicknames throughout the user interface, full roster management (including nicknames and groups), sending and receiving chat room invites, service discovery commands, reorganizing and tidying windows, a /duck command to perform Web searches using the DuckDuckGo searchbot, and many other bugfixes and enhancements.


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