Swift 3.0: Changelog

Swift 3.0 is the current release, please uninstall older Swift packages before upgrading to this release on Windows. The main changes since 2.0 are:

  • File transfer and Mac Notification Center issues fixed
  • Fix connection to servers with invalid or untrusted certificates on OS/X
  • Support for the Notification Center on OS X
  • Users can now authenticate using certificates (and smart cards on Windows) when using the 'BOSH' connection type.
  • Encryption on OS X now uses the platform's native 'Secure Transport' mechanisms.
  • Emoticons menu in chat dialogs
  • Bookmark for rooms can now be edited directly from the ‘Recent Chats’ list
  • Adds option to workaround servers that don’t interoperate well with Windows (schannel) encryption
  • Rooms entered while offline will now get entered on reconnect
  • Chats can now be seamlessly upgraded to multi-person chats by either inviting someone via the ‘cog’ menu, or dragging them from the roster. This relies on server-side support with an appropriate chatroom (MUC) service.
  • Highlighting of keywords and messages from particular users can now be configured (Keyword Highlighting Blog post).
  • Full profile vcards (contact information etc.) are now supported and can be configured for the user and queried for contacts.
  • Simple Communication Blocking is now supported (subject to server support) to allow the blocking of nuisance users.
  • Swift can now transfer files via the ‘Jingle File Transfer’ protocol.
  • The status setter will now remember previously set statuses and will allow quick access to these when the user types part of a recently used status.
  • Tooltips for contacts in the roster now show their vcard profile information
  • The top of the roster window now shows a tooltip with your vcard profile information in
  • Chatrooms (MUCs) can now be bookmarked by right-clicking on their entry in the Recent Chats list, or from the ‘cog’ menu for any room you’re currently in.
  • The tooltips for MUC occupants now show their affiliation and role in the room (e.g. Administrator)
  • A new “Compact Roster” setting removes avatars and statuses from the roster.
  • Support for ‘right-to-left’ languages has been improved.
  • A small number of emoticons will be automatically rendered when receiving text, e.g. :), this can be disabled from the View menu.
  • Swift now distinguishes between contacts who have chosen to show as ‘away’ and those whose clients have noticed they’re idle (requires support in contacts' clients).
  • Typing search terms with the roster selected will start to search for contacts matching the terms (useful for users with large rosters).
  • An experimental ‘Trellis’ view for viewing several chats and rooms at once has been added. This is currently hidden; contact us if you’re interested in testing this feature.
  • And assorted smaller features and usability enhancements.

Thanks to all our contributors of code, translations, testing, ideas and other support.


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