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Download of the Day: Digsby Beta (build 79)

IM, Email and social networks manager
By: Steve Dougherty | Software News | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 6:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is Digsby Beta (build 79).


Digsby provides you with IM, email and Social networks in one easy to use application.


Instant Messaging - Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.


Email Notifications - Digsby is an email notification tool that alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as 'Delete' or 'Report Spam' with just one click.


Social Networking - Digsby is a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.


Version 38 onwards is a stub installer that includes numerous toolbars etc., we recommend you do not install these.




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in build 79


# Major Changes:
- Spell Check: We expanded spell check to support over 50 languages instead of just English. The next phase of this project will include translating the actual Digsby client into different languages.
- Facebook Chat: Our Facebook Chat implementation will now connect to a new set of Facebook XMPP servers that should be much more stable than the HTTP servers we currently connect to. These servers also report your entire buddy list instead of just online buddies.
- Facebook Login: We switched Facebook Newsfeed and Facebook Chat login over to OAuth 2.0, which is a much more streamlined method for requesting permissions that Facebook announced at their last F8 conference.
- Twitter Achievements: We added achievements to Twitter (previously only on Facebook and MySpace). You will be asked if you would like to enable or disable this functionality and you can turn it on/off by editing your Twitter account in Preferences.
- Gtalk disconnect: We fixed a major bug in Google Talk that caused it to constantly disconnect if you have an iTeleport user on your buddy list.


# Bug Fixes:
- Fixed a bug that caused some Yahoo Mail accounts to fail to log in due to a protocol change on their end
- Fixed a few edge cases where auto-update wouldn't kick in at all
- Fixed a bug with auto-update that caused Digsby to launch with admin privileges after an auto-update
- Fixed a few small memory leaks
- Fixed a few small login and infobox bugs with LinkedIn
- Fixed a bug that caused Hotmail to not log in for a small portion of users
- Fixed a bug that caused some AIM accounts to get stuck in the "Loading Contact List" state
- Fixed a bug that caused incoming MSN IMs to not show in Digsby when sent by eBuddy users
- Fixed a bug with spell checking that caused correctly spelled words to be marked spelling errors
- Fixed a bug that caused the file transfer window to not remember its last position
- Fixed a bug that caused MySpaceIM to disconnect when sending messages with slashes in them
- Fixed a bug that caused offline messages received in AIM to show as HTML sometimes
- Fixed a bug that caused ICQ messages to show as HTML
- Fixed a bug that caused the desktop shortcut for Digsby to stick around after uninstall
- Fixed a bug that caused URLs to get shortened (they are already short)
- Possibly fixed a bug that caused the account wizard to show on each login


# Enhancements:
- Twitter now authenticates via their xAuth mechanism
- Ignore Facebook invite alerts that are erroneous by checking to see if the event actually exists
- Added support for Yahoo Pingbox
- Added an "Exit Digsby" option in the Win7 jumplist
- Updated the PyXMPP library we use


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