March 7th, 2008
I see in the bug reports, lot's of people using windows 64 bit(?) I guess, having this problem: "Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\AdiIRC\config.ini' is denied"
I am gonna fix this very soon, and try to save config files in the users folder when access is denied.
In the meanwhile, if you experience this problem, try running adiirc as an administrator, or download the standalone .exe and run it from your desktop or documents folder.
Sorry about that.
February 27th, 2008
As promised, 1.7.1 is here, with better support for Vista and non admin users.
If you have problems installing this update, follow the instructions in the previous post.
Here is the small changelog:
Fixed double nicks in Sidebar userlist
Fixed freenode NETWORK= missing regression
Rewrote Updates and plugin download to support Vista UAC and non admin users
Changed Help/Faq links to be displayed in an embedded browser
Fixed sometimes closing/changing channel in sidebar caused crash
Fixed bug where config file was read simultaneously by two functions
Fixed choosing winamp exe caused crash when path was not found
Fixed text typo
Fixed Open Tab in sidebar didn't work
Fixed Wrong channel icons
Vista and 1.7
February 24th, 2008
Several people has made me aware that AdiIRC does not play nice with Vista and user account protection, meaning that they can neither update through autoupdate, nor install media player plugins.
I am working hard on getting a 1.7.1 ready which is gonna take care of this and ask for administrator access when needed.
If you have 1.6 on Vista and you cannot update, please try right clicking on AdiIRC.exe and select "Run as administrator" and it will be allowed to update, or you can download the 1.7 Installer and install over 1.6. (If you install 1.7 now, you have to do this trick to install 1.7.1 later, so if you don't urgently need the update, just wait until 1.7.1)
This trick can be used when installing plugins also.
I apologize for any inconveniences.
February 22th, 2008
AdiIRC 1.7 got an 5/5 star award from soft82.com, thank you.
February 19th, 2008
It's here finally :-)
Translations and themes didn't make it, they will come either as an 1.7.X upgrade or in 1.8.
Because it seems I am a little slow to finish stuff and release ;), I will backport bugfixes into 1.7.X releases from now on until 1.8.
Some of the new features:
Sidebar with userlist (View -> Sidebar)
MediaMonkey, foobar2000, MusikCube, QCDPlayer and XMPlay now playing support.
Highlight window to keep track of highligts (View -> Highlights)
You can reorder channels in the dockbar now
Server based encoding (UTF-8 etc, still experimental)
Automated crash reports
Better windows 95/98 support
The usual round of bugfixes
And lots more, check the changelog.