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Eclipse is usually known as one of the premier tools for Java developers, but Eclipse is more than just a Java IDE. It is a platform that can be used for many things and support for many other programming languages exists in form of plug-ins. The CDT (short for C/C++ Development Tools) converts Eclipse into a full featured C/C++ IDE.
This article describes the changes which have recently been made to the message log system in tabSRMM and which may be of interest for the users.
Today, I made the decision to outsource the skin editor for clist_nicer+ and make it an extra plugin.
I’ve done some work on clist_nicer+ the last few days to fix a few problems and enhance a few things.
This is a short list of new features which I plan or already have added to the group chat window implementation. Most of them are IRC specific and might not be so useful for other group chats, but then.. they don’t hurt in any way.
Unfortunately, the tabSRMM coming with that build has a few problems. It was mistakenly built from outdated sources older than 2 weeks and we are still investigating why it happend (either, my last CVS commit came too late or we have another CVS issue - it wouldn’t be the first one, SF.net CVS had quite a few problems lately).
Recently, I’ve got a few questions about tabSRMMs source code, why there are 2 different repositories and similar things
The progress is faster than I first expected it to be and many things are already working (it is basically already possible to use the merged plugin for all kind of chats within miranda) and a you can expect a first testing release within the next few days (maybe a week or so, max). This release will also contain a more or less finished version of the container skinning engine, including the ability to skin the window frame and title bar and a sample skin.
A few days ago I posted the idea of creating a unified message window for all kind of chats - normal IM sessions and group chats like IRC channels. Now, a few days later, the first part is done and the resulting plugin is already working. Overall, I’am quite satisfied with the result - the UNICODE DLL is less than 500 K (dynamically linked) which is quite good, given the fact, that it also includes the almost complete skinning engine, including frame skinning.
Now, with IRC + chat plugins being basically umaintained, I’m thinking again about an idea we had quite some time ago - to create the “ultimate” message window plugin which offers an unified user interface for all chat sessions in Miranda.