It’s finally time again for a new Desktop Release, help us find the most annoying bugs so we can make sure that this update is ready to be released on the website and in the stores.
We added previous/next buttons in the full-screen gallery view
The tray icon visualizes if there are new messages through a blue dot
E-mail addresses, hashtags, bot commands and more in messages are now clickable
Improved look&feel for adding new group members and accessing contact profiles in group dialog
You can now withdraw your group QR codes. Simply scan it and withdraw them. Scan it again to revive.
What to test
qr scanning (group join)
tray icon on new messages (only Linux and windows users)
I caused that blank screen mistake and have fixed it in v1.25.1.
So yes this was just one line that made the builds for 1.25.0 unusable.
We unfortunately didn’t test the final build ourselves this time, normally we test the builds before asking you to test them. I apologize sincerely for this inconvenience.
DeltaChat-1.25.1.AppImage on Xubuntu works without problems.
A question: is it possible to search a message and get it in the chat?
When I search a key word I find the wanted message but I see its details, not the message itself in the chat, than I can’t answer or forward it.
Not yet, the refactoring of the message-list is taking more effort than we anticipated. We know that problem and we are working on it, but all the previous attempts to implement jump to message, ended up being buggy and not good enough to release.
We made a new version 1.25.2, this version will be released as 1.26.0 as long as we don’t find any blockers (severe bugs) in the next few days.
PageUp and PageDown keys can now be used to scroll in the MessageList
Keeping Alt + ArrowUp/ArrowDown pressed now keeps selecting the next chat until the key is released
Download on Demand, specify how large a message can be until it’s not automatically downloaded anymore. (In case it’s not downloaded you need to click on it to manually download it, useful on paid wifi or a metered internet connection in general.)
Thanks Simon vor checking this. I can also see the the POIs send to Desktop DeltaChat map. What I mean is that the coordinates cannot be seen in the message. Would be helpful, too. Maybe to show them in the chat itself or when you click to the received POI. This was also not possible in the past version.
DeltaChat notifiations in Windows notification list:
I see (not only in this release but also in previous ones) for the same chat several notifications, not only one. Could the reason be that I deleted several chat messages after the one with the several notifications?
There are still some issues with notifications, but we won’t work on them for this release.
I don’t think so. normally opening a chat should dismiss/close all notifications for that chat, but there are cases where it doesn’t work, for example when they notifications are from a previous session and DC was restarted in between - also there was a bug in this area we fixed for this release: “selecting chat now closes all notifications about it again” (entry in changelog)