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Change Log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

v4.3.0-pre.2 - 2021-06-07 [Pre-release]

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This is a pre-release for v4.3.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v4.3.0-pre.1 - 2021-03-02 [Pre-release]

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This is a pre-release for v4.3.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v4.2.0 - 2020-08-19

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This is a minor release with one significant new feature: a mentions panel!

Mentions panel

Other notable additions include custom highlight exceptions, a new configuration option to not send preview requests to 3rd party websites, and uploaded images will have EXIF data automatically removed.

There's also a new section for configuring SASL on the Connect screen, and SASL EXTERNAL is now supported.

SASL authentication SASL external (certfp)

Along with other bugs, a Chrome bug causing lag when typing has been fixed. Additionally, the node-sqlite3 dependency has been updated, and you no longer need to re-install The Lounge when you update Node.js.

And as an update for our Docker users, thelounge-docker now has support for ARM images; thanks @williamboman and @klausenbusk!

Added

  • Track mentions/highlights and add a window to view them (#3858, #3993, #3862, #3868, #4003 by @xPaw)
  • Add an option to display 12-hour times (#3787 by @xPaw)
  • Add clear channel history (available in channel context menu)(#3778 by @xPaw)
  • Add CertFP support; separate SASL configuration; merge displayNetwork and lockNetwork in The Lounge configuration file (#3844 by @xPaw)
  • Add an indicator to STATUSMSG messages (#3875 by @xPaw)
  • Add native app badges for highlights (Chrome 81+) (#3845 by @xPaw)
  • Add generic monospace blocks for INFO and HELP numerics (#3962 by @xPaw, #4032 by @xPaw)
  • Add option to disable media preview (#3983 by @dalcde)
  • Add custom highlight exceptions (#3998 by @Jay2k1)
  • Add navigation in image viewer (#3798 by @richrd)
  • Render images in canvas before upload to remove EXIF data (#3764 by @xPaw)

Changed

Fixed

  • Fix sending unhandled numerics to target channel (#3789 by @xPaw)
  • Fix up first argument not being used as part message (#3808 by @xPaw)
  • Pass in client manager object in update checker (#3797 by @xPaw)
  • Do not handle navigation keybinds in inputs if not empty (#3814 by @xPaw)
  • Fix body overscroll and overflow on iOS Safari (#3828 by @stevenengler)
  • Fix off-by-one color error in webmanifest (#3867 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Support multiple arguments in eventbus emit (#3885 by @xPaw)
  • Fix msg id order when loading from sqlite (#3888 by @xPaw)
  • Reply to the server if that's where CTCP VERSION originated (#3906 by @xPaw)
  • Fix date marker not displaying sometimes (#3978 by @xPaw)
  • Allow changing network name in private mode with lockNetwork (#3977 by @xPaw)
  • Fix upload tokens expiring while uploading when TL is proxied (#3986 by @xPaw)
  • Refresh notification permission state when push is enabled (#3987 by @xPaw)
  • Fix mode message only making last nick clickable (#4005 by @xPaw)
  • Sync changed network name to open clients (#4038 by @xPaw)
  • Fix layout trashing in Chrome causing typing lag (#3999 by @xPaw)
  • Fixed a rare bug in irc-framework that caused duplicate messages

Internals

  • Optimize user list updates for quit/part/kick events (#3857 by @xPaw)
  • Remove "The Lounge" from connect in public (#3816 by @xPaw)
  • Replace all uses of fs-extra with native methods (#3810 by @xPaw)
  • Upgrade to mocha@7 and remove mochapack (#3826 by @xPaw)
  • Remove intersection-observer polyfill (#3864 by @xPaw)
  • Safeguard nick randomizer up to allowed length (#3870 by @xPaw)
  • Replace vue events with our own event bus (#3872 by @xPaw)
  • Cleanup vue router route guards (#3995 by @xPaw)
  • Use lodash where possible (#4020 by @xPaw)
  • Replace dashes to underscores in emoji autocompletion (#4029 by @xPaw)
  • Changes required for vue 3 (#3889 by @timmw)
  • Test node v14 (#3976 by @xPaw)
  • Update development dependencies to their latest versions.

v4.2.0-pre.2 - 2020-07-28 [Pre-release]

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This is a pre-release for v4.2.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v4.2.0-pre.1 - 2020-05-17 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v4.2.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v4.1.0 - 2020-03-09

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This is a minor release that fixes up some of the bugs that have made it into the 4.0.0 release. This release adds a jump to channel switcher (a search box that can be activated with Alt+J).

Support for the IRCv3 strict transport security specification has been added. If a network sends a sts capability, The Lounge will automatically upgrade the connection to TLS and will stay on it.

Added

  • Jump to channel switcher (#3594 by @richrd)
  • Implemented strict transport security (STS) for IRC networks (#3770 by @xPaw)
  • Add keybinds to toggle sidebar, user list, and networks (#3660 by @xPaw)
  • Display the original sets mode string and make nicks clickable (#3647 by @xPaw)
  • Show an icon for "show in active" messages (#3670 by @xPaw)
  • Display icon when update is available, check on server start (#3658 by @xPaw)
  • Switch default ports when toggling TLS (#3645 by @xPaw)
  • Added emojis 13.0 (#3735 by @xPaw)

Changed

Fixed

  • Change sqlite parallelize to serialize when loading messages (#3762 by @xPaw)
  • Fix url in useragent when fetching releases from github (#3654 by @xPaw)
  • Ignore echoed ctcp requests that aren't targeted at us (#3656 by @xPaw)
  • Fix active styles on footer buttons (#3659 by @xPaw)
  • Check that usernameInput ref exists (#3662 by @xPaw)
  • Open last channel in the list when creating a network (#3703 by @xPaw)
  • Trigger autocompletion only after whitespace (#3696, #3718 by @xPaw)
  • Fix settings update when unknown theme is stored (#3682 by @xPaw)
  • Ignore Alt+letter keybinds when focused in chat input (#3720 by @xPaw)
  • Fix escape key handling (#3721 by @xPaw)
  • Fix DOMRect coordinates in Safari (#3723 by @xPaw)
  • Wrap stdout parsing from yarn into try/catch (#3753 by @xPaw)
  • Fix incorrectly updating unread counter for 'show in active' messages (#3765 by @xPaw)
  • Improve wav audio detection (#3781 by @xPaw)
  • Fix not being able to uninstall packages (#3783 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

  • Link to official docs for stable releases (#3651 by @xPaw)
  • Add an explanation why push notifications are not supported on iOS (#3779 by @xPaw)

On the website repository:

Internals

v4.1.0-rc.1 - 2020-02-27 [Pre-release]

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This is a release candidate (RC) for v4.1.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v4.0.0 - 2019-12-31

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This release finishes our work of porting the client codebase to the Vue.js framework, completely removing jQuery and handlebars.

We are marking this release as a major update due to the sheer amount of internal code changes, and it is impossible to predict what could have been broken as a result.

The minimum required Node.js version has been bumped up to 10.15.
If you are a theme author or have CSS tweaks, refer to the upgrade guide to see which changes have been made.

Before upgrading, make sure The Lounge does not report any warnings or deprecations in the console.

Added

Changed

Removed

  • Remove away messages from channels (#3494 by @xPaw)
  • Remove UsernameFiltered and fix colored mentions (9b9c547 by @xPaw)
  • Remove user/pass support from irc://, support multiple channels (83f3fe7 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Disable protocol register button if lockNetwork is enabled (#3571 by @xPaw)
  • Disable copy hack in Firefox (#3486 by @xPaw)
  • Load existing users on startup when LDAP is enabled (#3482 by @xPaw)
  • Fix potential issue of history not loading when showInActive is the first message (#3490 by @xPaw)
  • Ignore unknown settings (#3531 by @xPaw)
  • Do not compute filteredUsers if there's no search input (#3536 by @xPaw)
  • Fix spacing in kick reason (#3537 by @xPaw)
  • Fix sidebar not opening when The Lounge is open in a background tab (#3546 by @xPaw)
  • Apply user theme as soon as possible on page load (#3555 by @xPaw)
  • Fix video element overflowing in Chrome (#3561 by @richrd)
  • Provide fake $HOME env to Yarn commands (#3578 by @xPaw)
  • Assign preview.thumb only after it is processed (#3577 by @xPaw)
  • Fix "premature close" on link previews (#3557 by @xPaw)
  • Hide awaymessage/highlights settings in public mode (#3588 by @xPaw)
  • Fix keep nick setting nick to undefined on socket close (#3593 by @xPaw)
  • Fix format of IPv6 URI (#3597 by @bepvte)
  • Optimize user file updates (#3589 by @xPaw)
  • Improve link preview loading (c2ed3fa by @xPaw)
  • Replace confirm() with context menu (90ec37c by @xPaw)
  • Fix uri handling and add tests (ec85372 by @xPaw)
  • Hide auto completion menu when channel changes (57ba119 by @xPaw)
  • Display a badge when built in development mode (c70d0fb by @xPaw)
  • Replace control codes with a space (instead of just removing) (#3638 by @xPaw)
  • Check if there are any packages installed in the upgrade command (#3632 by @xPaw)

Documentation

On the website repository:

Internals

v4.0.0-rc.1 - 2019-12-21 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v4.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v4.0.0-pre.1 - 2019-12-14 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v4.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.4.0-pre.1 - 2019-11-26 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.4.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.3.0 - 2019-10-28

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This is a minor release aimed at mostly fixing bugs and increasing stability.

This release bumps required Node.js version to at least 10.16.3 or higher. We suggest updating to Node.js v12, which is the latest LTS version.

Feature wise, there are a couple of things that have been added. If you reconnect to a network and the nick you want is in use, The Lounge will now attempt to regain your original nick if it sees that nick quit the network.

The /join command will now prefix channel names if there is no prefix. For example, you can execute /join thelounge, and client will automatically turn that into #thelounge (first prefix from CHANTYPES is taken).

We have been working heavily on porting the client code base to the Vue.js framework, and hope to have it ready for release soonโ„ข.

Added

  • Implement keep nick when client gets "nick in use" on connection (#3404 by @xPaw)
  • Add public files for plugins (#3432 by @McInkay)
  • Set correct file owner for created user files and warn about it (#3416 by @xPaw)
  • Prefix channel before join (#3438 by @FryDay)

Fixed

  • Allow tab completion in middle of input (#3437 by @FryDay)
  • Fix condensed messages closing when a new status message is added (#3435 by @FryDay)
  • Synchronize user list correctly on reconnection (#3453 by @xPaw)
  • Synchronize open channel on client on reconnection (#3461 by @xPaw)
  • Fix history not loading in certain cases after reconnect (#3460 by @xPaw)
  • Do not print "no packages" warning when opening help on client (#3458 by @xPaw)
  • Fix uploader being initialized more than once (#3467 by @xPaw)

Changed

Internals

v3.3.0-rc.2 - 2019-10-23 [Pre-release]

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This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.3.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.3.0-rc.1 - 2019-10-21 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.3.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.2.0 - 2019-08-19

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This is a minor release that fixes some bugs. There are not many directly user facing changes in this release, but the biggest one is the ability to edit channel topic by double clicking it (or using the edit topic option in the context menu).

Edit channel topic by double clicking it

We have switched to using Prettier for code formatting, which hopefully makes it easier for other developers to contribute.

Added

  • Add functionality to edit channel topic from the user interface (#3349 by @ollipa)
  • Add check for outdated packages, and show on the help screen. (#2760 by @McInkay)
  • Allow themes to change theme-color (#3326 by @xPaw)
  • Add keybind for cycling to the next unread window (#3359 by @plett)
  • Send service worker fetch errors to client (#3329 by @xPaw)
  • Verify reverse DNS when looking up hostnames for webirc (#3294 by @xPaw)

Changed

Fixed

  • Correctly parse numbers when passed in CLI (#3296 by @xPaw)
  • Fix channel sorting to work across clients on Vue (#3299 by @xPaw)
  • A better way of disabling sorting on touch devices (#3297 by @xPaw)
  • Merge network/channel objects when reconnecting to keep object references (#3305 by @xPaw)
  • Add custom focus outlines for inputs and green buttons (#1873 by @astorije)
  • Fix channel list not working on some touch devices (#3320 by @xPaw)
  • Parse target group for sent messages when echo-message is not enabled (#3339 by @xPaw)
  • Fix formatting hotkeys on non english locales (#3343 by @xPaw)
  • Handle upload token requesting in a better way (#3335 by @xPaw)
  • Make /raw actually write to network as-is (#3352 by @xPaw)
  • Open list channel on data updates (#3347 by @xPaw)
  • Display an error on unknown command (#3361 by @xPaw)

Internals

v3.2.0-rc.2 - 2019-08-13 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.2.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.2.0-rc.1 - 2019-08-04 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.2.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.1.1 - 2019-07-11

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Minor release to fix an issue where v3.1.0 fails to install on Linux/macOS using npm cli.

v3.1.0 - 2019-07-11

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This is the first release that includes a largely rewritten frontend, which is built on top of the Vue.js framework! We have started slowly transitioning the frontend to use Vue.js, which allows us to structure the code in a better fashion and to remove all the hacks related to keeping the state in the DOM using jQuery data attributes. This paves the road for future support of client customization and a plugin system.

While this release is mostly related to the rewrite, there are many user facing changes and improvements in this release!

Added

  • Added scroll to bottom button
  • Put channel errors and unhandled numerics to relevant channel if it exists (#3079 by @xPaw)
  • Set scrollbar properties for Firefox 64+ (#2974 by @xPaw)
  • Display a broken link icon and red text color when not joined on a channel (#3082 by @astorije)
  • Print a warning for invalid keys in config file or cli arguments (#3100, #3286 by @xPaw)
  • Add support for /kill (#3123 by @kramerc)
  • Display current channel mode on /mode command (#3109 by @xPaw)
  • Send SETNAME command if user edits realname field (#3107 by @xPaw)
  • Implement invite list (#3176 by @xPaw)
  • Add server config api (#2761 by @McInkay)
  • Add aria-label on link preview toggle button (#3116 by @xPaw)
  • Add support for command plugins (#2757, #3281 by @McInkay)

Changed

  • Only active channel is rendered in DOM instead of them all. (#1270)
  • Input is no longer global (each channel gets its own input field). (#706)
  • Input history is also per-channel now. (#2791)
  • Collapsing a network stays in active channel (and the active channel is still visible in the list)
  • Collapsed networks still show channels with highlights. (#2223)
  • Client commands are refactored and /join can assume current channel. (#2004) (#2281) (#2266)
  • Channel /list persists on page reloads. (#2249)
  • Message parser now returns Vue elements (via createElement) instead of raw html content (no more manual escaping!)
  • Message parser now actually accepts CHANTYPES and PREFIX from network. (#443)
  • Hidden status messages are no longer rendered in DOM. (#813)
  • Channel state is synchronised to the client (and is displayed). (#2245)
  • Chat input is no longer disabled when disconnected (still can't submit though)
  • All channels user lists are cleared when disconnected from the network
  • New utility function to update window title, notified state, favicon consistently. Which fixes titles or favicon sometimes not updating, e.g. on channel part. (#2746). (#1311)
  • <> and * around nicks have been moved to DOM so copying is consistent. (#2801)
  • Added *** before actions when copying (e.g. topic set, joins, etc), and dashes around nick for notices.
  • Removed jquery-ui in favor of Sortable.js. (#932)
  • Image too big error is now handled by auto expand media setting, while other errors are handled by auto expand websites option. (#2800)
  • Custom highlights are now synced to the server and highlight code works on the server, this means that push notifications work for custom highlights, and they get synced across clients correctly.
  • PageDown/PageUp now scroll natively without manually calculating and animating the offset.
  • Sending long lines will now try splitting input into multiple lines on word boundaries.
  • Images can now be pasted (Ctrl-v) and automatically uploaded (#3226 by @SwayUser)
  • Bump minimum node version to 8 LTS (#3004 by @xPaw)
  • Use github's emoji data (support unicode 12) (#3251 by @xPaw)
  • Let the user know a CTCP request was sent (#3019 by @Zarthus)
  • Extend custom highlight regex (#3073 by @Jay2k1)
  • Change condensed summary hover to an underline (#3145 by @xPaw)
  • Change styling when dragging channels. (#3114 by @xPaw)
  • Update production dependencies to their latest versions:

Fixed

Documentation

In the main repository:

On the website repository:

Internals

v3.1.0-rc.1 - 2019-07-05 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.1.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.1.0-pre.3 - 2019-06-28 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.1.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.1.0-pre.2 - 2019-05-28 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.1.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.1.0-pre.1 - 2019-05-11 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.1.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.1 - 2019-02-11

This patch release fixes a few small things that made it to the previous release.

It includes fixes for issues related to: reconnecting when a nickname is already in use, unnecessary highlights on invites, the auto-expandable message input, channels starting with & or +, the /disconnect command, and file uploads. Additionnally, part messages for the current user are now logged.

A more comprehensive list of changes is available below.

Changed

  • Update production dependencies to their latest versions:

Fixed

  • Always emit part message (required for logging) (#2989 by @xPaw)
  • Fix line-height to match height in input (#2995 by @xPaw)
  • Fix incorrect 404 error for files with unknown file type (#3010 by @xPaw)
  • Fix up link insertion after uploads to be saner (#3011 by @xPaw)
  • Do not get highlight on invites (#3031 by @creesch)
  • Allow forcing /disconnect to stop reconnection timer from running (#3034 by @xPaw)
  • Fix up textarea growing to avoid rounding issues in Chrome (#3033 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

  • Do not report the (renamed) Renovate bot as a contributor (#2997 by @astorije)
  • Add webirc key and commas in configuration file examples to make them more understandable (#3008 by @xPaw)

On the website repository:

Internals

v3.0.0 - 2019-01-27

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

Almost a year in the making, 1500+ commits, 650+ merged PRs, and 30+ contributors, The Lounge v3.0.0 really is the release of all the superlatives. It ships some of our most-upvoted and longest-awaited feature requests, with significant improvements all across the board, and a brand new documentation website.

TL;DR: If you are only looking for a simple list of breaking changes before we jump onto a shortlist of the top changes below, we now have an upgrade guide. You can also try our demo to see and test the new features.

We rewrote our entire documentation from scratch to better reflect the full capabilities of The Lounge. The website is now mobile-friendly, has a search feature, detailed pages about installation, usage, and configuration, and a list of guides to make The Lounge effortless to set up to your needs.

The first thing you might notice is how the overall UI has changed. We extracted Crypto and Zenburn into dedicated themes to only ship our default and updated theme, and Morning, the dark version of our default theme. Our logo made its way to the client and its notification-aware favicons. Speaking of notifications, the browser window title now contains the number of unread notifications you have received:

Browser tab with notification favicon and number of unread messages in title

One of the most notable additions of this release is the ability to reload messages from history (previous conversations and channels) between restarts of The Lounge. This bridges a significant and long-standing gap with other traditional IRC clients, and creates an opportunity for more advanced features (such as a search capability). See the corresponding configuration option for more details.

The Lounge now lets you upload files! Once enabled in your configuration file, you can directly upload files and images from the UI:

Paperclip icon in the message input, with tooltip saying Upload file
To upload a file, use the icon in the message input, or simply drag-and-drop it on the UI.

A new set of commands gives you the ability to ignore users based on nickname or hostmask: /ignore, /unignore, and /ignorelist.

New context menu action: List ignored users Ignored users list with 1 ignored hostmask
List ignored users directly from the UI using the context menu on networks

๐Ÿ“‚ The channel list packs a lot of improvements:

  • It is now possible to collapse channels/direct messages under a given network:

Collapse networks in the channel list by clicking the caret icon on the left of the network name

  • New keyboard shortcuts have been added to easily navigate between lobbies. A list of all available shortcuts can be found in the Help window of the client.

  • You can now edit existing networks from the UI. Most changes will take effect after the next reconnection, but editing the network name will go into effect immediately.


To edit a network, click the according action in the network context menu

  • You can also disconnect and re-connect directly from the network context menu. Disconnected networks will stay disconnected upon restarts of the server.

  • Networks now reflect their connection and security status. For a network to be considered secure, it has to use a valid and trusted TLS certificate (trusted by your Node.js installation) or to be connected to localhost.

If you are disconnected from the network, the channel list will display a broken link icon
If the connection is not secure, the channel list will display a warning icon

  • When joining a new channel, it is now added to the list in alphabetical order. You can still sort channels yourself by dragging them around.

  • The channel list can now be hidden on desktop devices.

๐ŸŒ Links previews have also been improved:

  • They gained an expand button if the title or description text is truncated:

Previews can be expanded using the More/Less button

  • Your browser language is now passed onto the server of the URL being fetched so that previews can be displayed in your language (depending on remote server support).

  • Any error occuring while pre-fetching a URL (e.g. request failure or max size exceeded) will be displayed on the interface. More details can be seen by expanding the preview.

Example of an error occurring when pre-fetching a URL

๐Ÿ’ฌ The message input also gets a few improvements:

  • You can now easily wrap text with quotes, brackets, parentheses, etc. by selecting characters then hitting the corresponding key:

Auto-complete closing characters by selecting text in the message input and hitting the corresponding key

  • The input bar no longer aggressively steals the keyboard focus. This change makes it possible to tab through focusable/clickable elements in the UI. Typing or pasting text (using Ctrl/โŒ˜+V) anywhere when nothing is in focus will however automatically set the focus to the input bar.

โš™๏ธ Here are a few new things you may notice in the client settings window:

  • Some settings may now be hidden behind the new "Advanced settings" checkbox:

Advanced settings checkbox

  • You can now (optionally) synchronize client settings across all your devices:

Client settings can be synchronized across devices

  • You can also instruct your device to open all URLs starting with irc:// using The Lounge:

Button in the Settings: Open irc:// URLs with The Lounge

๐Ÿ–ฅ Administrators handling the server and using the CLI will notice a few changes:

  • Text log format has been modified to improve formatting and consistency with other IRC software. The logs.format and logs.timezone settings have been removed. The Lounge now logs timestamps using a format of YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss (which used to be the default value) in UTC timezone. These are some of the breaking changes we have documented in our upgrade guide.

  • The inline documentation of the configuration file that gets generated at ~/.thelounge/config.js has been entirely rewritten. It can also be found in a rich-format on the configuration documentation.

  • The thelounge install command now allows you to install a specific version, such as thelounge install thelounge-theme-solarized@1.0.0.

  • A new command, thelounge update, has been added to update all installed packages and themes at once.

  • Message logging is now enabled for LDAP users.

๐Ÿ’Ž Other notable changes:

  • Visibility of the password fields can now be toggled using the eye icon:

Control password field visibility by clicking on the eye icon

  • If you are operator in a channel, the user context menu now lets you voice/devoice and op/deop users:

User context menu showing actions to revoke operator and give voice to a user

  • MOTDs in network windows have been improved to correctly display ASCII art:

screen shot 2019-01-25 at 01 28 28

  • The /whowas command is now supported and its response is displayed in a direct message window.

  • It is now possible to include randomly-generated numbers into the default nickname on page load, using percent signs (%). For example, this helps avoiding nick collisions in public mode. See the configuration option.

  • URL detection in messages now supports links without protocol or www. prefixes (if the top-level domain is valid) and has been improved overall by switching to a better library.

  • Accessibility of the interface has been improved throughout the interface. If you are an assistive technology user and encounter accessibility issues, we encourage you to open an issue on GitHub to help us identifying and resolving them.

  • Among other improvements to CTCP handling, the network window now reports when someone is making a CTCP request against your nickname:

screen shot 2019-01-26 at 02 13 28

This concludes the highlights of this release, but there is a lot more to it: new and improved features, security fixes, etc., of which you will find a more comprehensive list below.

So much work has happened in the last year, result of the hard work of so many contributors that we are incredibly thankful for. We hope you will love The Lounge v3. โค๏ธ

One more thing: we started an Open Collective a few months back, where recurring and one-time donations are welcome, should you wish to help us financially. Among other things, it allows us to assemble and ship free sticker packs, so make sure to grab yours!

Added

Changed

Deprecated

Removed

  • Switch to Node v6 as the minimal supported version (#1727 by @astorije, #2907 by @xPaw)
  • Remove autoload deprecation notice (#1728 by @astorije)
  • Remove deprecated support for debug as a boolean in the configuration file (#1729 by @astorije)
  • Remove deprecated support for the --home option and $LOUNGE_HOME environment variable (#1733 by @astorije)
  • Get rid of Object.assign polyfill (#1760 by @astorije)
  • Remove deprecated options for thelounge start (#1834 by @astorije)
  • Remove session token hash conversion (#1966 by @xPaw)
  • Remove deprecated support for CSS filenames in theme configuration (#1730 by @astorije)
  • Remove support for the lounge CLI (which was replaced with thelounge) (#2077 by @astorije)
  • Remove thelounge config from the CLI (#2196 by @astorije)
  • Remove nick editor (#2337 by @xPaw)
  • Remove ability to change date format and timezone (#2506 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Fix CTCP commands always sent upper-case (#1927 by @astorije)
  • Rewrite CTCP handling (#1928 by @xPaw)
  • Send empty banlist error to lobby for channels user is not in (#2095 by @xPaw)
  • Change wsEngine to ws (#2099 by @xPaw)
  • Fix log.warn in LDAP (#2106 by @xPaw)
  • Always correctly trigger sticky scroll on .chat container (#2107 by @xPaw)
  • Fix "rendering..." getting stuck on first connection (#2109 by @xPaw)
  • Change "Leave" button tooltip to correspond with right click context menu (#2115 by @fnutt)
  • Revert "Allow scaling the page" (#2122 by @astorije)
  • Set channel state to joined when channel already exists (#2142 by @xPaw)
  • Do not crash when user file can not be read or written (#2143 by @xPaw)
  • Cleanup chat/userlist to use flexbox, fix a couple of bugs (#2150, #2160 by @xPaw)
  • Fix default ECDH curve for better compatibility (#2159, #2163 by @xPaw)
  • Do not listen to touch events until client is initialized (#2158 by @xPaw)
  • Normalize unicode URLs in link prefetcher (#2171 by @xPaw)
  • Fix background color when hovering users in user list (darker themes) (#2172 by @williamboman)
  • Always hide horizontal overflow in chat (#2177 by @xPaw)
  • Do not include colon in push message for actions (#2179 by @xPaw)
  • Do not crash when awayMessage is set but IRC connection does not exist (#2181 by @xPaw)
  • Remove contain as it's causing rendering issues (#2182 by @xPaw)
  • Allow overriding arrays in config, warn about incorrect types (#2189 by @xPaw)
  • Don't access Notification if the browser does not support it (#2192 by @creesch)
  • Do not repaint theme on page load (#2213 by @xPaw)
  • Fix some URLs not being sent as-is to the client (#2217 by @xPaw)
  • Send hexip in ident responses (#2237 by @xPaw)
  • Rework how unread marker is moved when status messages are hidden (#2236 by @xPaw)
  • Fix incorrect spelling (#2243 by @birkof)
  • Support strikethrough and underline at same time (#2248 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Render video and audio previews only after canplay event fires (#2251 by @xPaw)
  • Stop propagation, prevent input history call when alt is involved (#2262 by @realies)
  • Scroll channel list only when using keybinds (#2259 by @xPaw)
  • Fix order in oidentd file (#2273 by @xPaw)
  • Hide autocompletion menu when input is submitted (#2284 by @xPaw)
  • Send Accept header when fetching links (#2287 by @xPaw)
  • Fix/Improve some nick fallbacks (#2297 by @astorije)
  • Remove left padding from sidebar in example theme (#2309 by @xPaw)
  • Fix line-height showing scrollbar on mobile (#2331 by @xPaw)
  • Prevent undefined OS version in session list (#2340 by @dgw)
  • Enable sync on empty local storage, force sync, sync on both load and reconnect (#2317 by @creesch, #2544 by @xPaw)
  • Fix nicks with special characters being colored incorrectly in messages (#2363 by @xPaw)
  • Quick-fix tooltips not being loaded by Webpack (#2367 by @astorije)
  • Fix user list scroll area expanding behind the message input on mobile (#2364 by @astorije)
  • Fix your own nick in auto completion (#2381 by @xPaw)
  • Make a separate function to execute yarn commands; fallback to global yarn (#2385 by @xPaw)
  • Fix join channel UI moving when sorting channels (#2404 by @xPaw)
  • Fix CSS issues in Microsoft Edge (#2409 by @xPaw)
  • Add prefix to channels from connect window (#2378 by @xPaw)
  • Specify parseInt base in respondToIdent (#2439 by @xPaw)
  • Pointer cursor hovering nicks in user list (#2445 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Show connect window when last network is removed (#2480 by @xPaw)
  • Fix being unable to click channel link in chan after being kicked (#2482 by @Jay2k1)
  • Prevent long lobby names pushing badges out of sidebar (#2503 by @dgw)
  • Do not mark your nick changes as self in each channel (#2505 by @xPaw)
  • If a preview fails to load, remove the link from msg object (#2504 by @xPaw)
  • Fix /away not setting you away (#2524 by @xPaw)
  • Use http: for protocol-less URLs (#2532 by @benharri)
  • Fix word boundary in the custom highlights regex not matching unicode (#2534 by @McInkay)
  • Fix multiple <title> tags being concatenated (#2543 by @xPaw)
  • Synchronize number of highlighted messages to client (#2547 by @xPaw)
  • Log notices as correct sender when it will be shown in active window (#2550 by @xPaw)
  • Do not remove date marker when loading history if date changes (#2567 by @xPaw)
  • Reset highlights on self messages; update title when other client opens a channel (#2580 by @xPaw)
  • Fix text not having enough space in <select> with some fonts (#2548 by @xPaw)
  • Name close button text on channels "Leave" and keep "Close" for other types (#2593 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Disable username auto-capitalization on login form input field (#2617 by @fnutt)
  • Make user list state consistent on mobile and desktop (#2599 by @xPaw)
  • Fix incorrect target in connect/disconnect context menu (#2626 by @xPaw)
  • Stop handling CTCP messages if the sender/target is ignored (#2609 by @RockyTV)
  • Fix disabling autocomplete and fix completing special channels (#2630 by @xPaw)
  • Remove extra closing tag (#2639 by @xPaw)
  • Do not write /list messages to logs (#2637 by @xPaw)
  • Fix ignore list resetting on server restart (#2640 by @xPaw)
  • Change alert sound from OGG to WAV (#2655 by @realies)
  • Fix IRC modifiers not working with caps lock (#2677 by @xPaw)
  • Fix bugs with URL overrides in Connect window (#2702 by @astorije)
  • Hide Native App settings section when no items are available (#2705 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Fix displaying away message multiple times in query windows (#2721 by @xPaw)
  • Make sure data is an object (#2730 by @xPaw)
  • Drop spdy module in favor of native https module (#2732 by @xPaw)
  • Enforce lobby to be the 0th channel when sorting (#2733 by @xPaw)
  • Add try/catch to localStorage methods (#2701 by @adamus1red)
  • Fix passwords not being saved in Firefox (#2741 by @xPaw)
  • Add 3 commands that were missing on client autocomplete (#2756 by @McInkay)
  • Fix fullscreen mode for videos (#2775 by @richrd)
  • Fix issues in regards to ignoring your own nickname (#2795 by @xPaw)
  • Fix extra padding in condensed messages on mobile (#2798 by @xPaw)
  • Fix stored image previews not being dereferenced (#2824 by @xPaw)
  • Make sure registered command is actually a function (#2848 by @xPaw)
  • Use hasOwnProperty when checking for webirc (#2849 by @xPaw)
  • Hard limit nicks to 100 characters, add maxlength on connect inputs (#2858 by @xPaw)
  • Fix timing issue crashing on undefined when setting openChannel (#2859 by @xPaw)
  • Serve requests from cache when server responds with non 2xx response (#2973 by @xPaw)
  • Add fallback IP address for unix sockets (#2967 by @xPaw)
  • Don't fallback to host in identd server (#2958 by @xPaw)
  • Fix .active styles incorrectly applying to hovered users in userlist (#2975 by @xPaw)
  • Empty storage directory after destroying all channels (#2937 by @xPaw)
  • Add an extra check for setting names (#2977 by @xPaw)
  • Fix highlight styles not applying to notices and actions (#2980 by @xPaw)
  • Set yarn cache folder in the packages folder (#2979 by @xPaw)

Security

  • Sync network status and security to client UI (#2049 by @xPaw)
  • Consider localhost connections secure (#2081 by @xPaw)
  • Ignore events on the server if incorrect data is supplied (#2088 by @xPaw)
  • Allow setting rejectUnauthorized per network (#2075, #2154 by @xPaw)
  • Print failed login attempts to console (#2247 by @xPaw)
  • Empty local storage on sign out and move the sign out button to the settings (#2254 by @astorije)
  • Use attr() on user-controlled data (#2398, #2406 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

On the website repository:

Internals

v3.0.0-rc.6 - 2019-01-15 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-rc.5 - 2018-11-21 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-rc.4 - 2018-10-26 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-rc.3 - 2018-10-10 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-rc.2 - 2018-10-08 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-rc.1 - 2018-09-20 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v3.0.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.8 - 2018-08-25 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

yarn global add thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.7 - 2018-06-19 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.6 - 2018-05-26 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.5 - 2018-03-28 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.4 - 2018-03-27 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.3 - 2018-03-08 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.2 - 2018-03-03 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v3.0.0-pre.1 - 2018-02-21 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v3.0.0 to offer latest changes without having to wait for a stable release. At this stage, features may still be added or modified until the first release candidate for this version gets released.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.1 - 2018-02-18

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This releases mainly fixes bugs that were introduced by previous versions, and comes with very minor improvements to the UI. Among other things, we fixed the unread markers showing multiple times, which in turn fixes memory leaks when keeping The Lounge open for long periods of time (e.g. overnight).

This simply ensures we did not leave any unattended bugs before going for The Lounge v3.

Changed

Fixed

  • Prevent user context menu from opening while selecting text (#1955 by @xPaw)
  • Fix timestamp tooltips not aligning correctly with timestamps (#1999 by @astorije)
  • Set start_url in manifest.json so that The Lounge always opens the correct window (#2010 by @xPaw)
  • Do not statically serve the index template prior to rendering it (#1979 by @astorije)
  • Persist query windows between server restarts (#2019 by @McInkay)
  • Preload preview images before appending them to DOM (#1925 by @xPaw)
  • Fix textcomplete reference in autocompletion.disable (#2023 by @xPaw)
  • Send visible defaults when displayNetwork is false (#2025 by @xPaw)
  • Wait for server response when parting channels (#2020 by @xPaw)
  • Fix auto-open media option not working (#2027 by @xPaw)
  • Do not block /join command from being sent (#2013 by @xPaw)
  • Define which message types should not be logged (#2022 by @xPaw)
  • Fix messages not being condensed correctly (#2030 by @xPaw)
  • Fix queries going to lobby if the network name matches user name (#2037 by @xPaw)
  • Fix default theme not being correct (#2033 by @xPaw)
  • Fix duplicate chat containers and unread markers when reconnecting (#2039 by @xPaw)
  • Fix crash when hostname is changed in lockNetwork mode (#2042 by @xPaw)
  • Still render link previews if image fails to load (#2043 by @xPaw)
  • Make sure packages can be referenced in subfolders (#2045 by @xPaw)
  • Ensure packages loaded are directories (#2035 by @astorije, #2060 by @xPaw)
  • Fix border after nickname not taking full height (#2055 by @xPaw)
  • Provide exact version into npm install command (#2063 by @xPaw)
  • Track channel state to allow removing channels user is not in (#2058 by @xPaw)
  • Allow scaling the page (#1910 by @xPaw)
  • Fix bind not being passed to irc-framework (#2071 by @xPaw)

Security

  • Allow stylesheets to be served behind HTTPS in CSP rules (#2014 by @McInkay)

Internals

v2.7.0 - 2018-01-28

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

The Lounge v2.7.0 is out, and it's a big one! Here is a shortlist of the most notable additions and changes, but as usual, a comprehensive list is available below.

It is now possible to join a channel directly from the UI:

A tooltip saying Join a channel shows up when hovering the + next to a network name in the channel list A form lets the user type a channel name, an optional password, which can then be joined by clicking the submit button
The + button next to any network opens a form to join a channel.

Nicks mentioned in messages are now clickable:

A user mentions someone else's nick in a message, which is now clickable and takes the user's color

Context menu actions have been improved, and new actions have been added:

Available actions in user context menu: User information, Direct messages, Kick Available actions in channel context menu: List banned users, Leave Available actions in network context menu: List all channels, Join a channel, Disconnect
Available actions on nicks in the chat window, and on channels and networks in the channel list

A long-awaited feature, it is now possible to add customizable strings when auto-completing nicks at the beginning of a message:

When comma+whitespace is set in the Settings, auto-completing nicks will add a comma and a space at the beginning of the message, and a space otherwise
To achieve this, set , in your client settings.

The user information available when sending the /whois command (or clicking the corresponding action in a user context menu) has been enhanced:

User information is now displayed as a definition list

Message styling now supports strikethrough text, monospace font, and additional colors:

'Hello world' in a message, where 'Hello' is striked through, and 'world' is monospace
Strikethrough is achieved with Ctrl/โŒ˜ + S. Monospace is achieved with Ctrl/โŒ˜ + M.

The Help window gains a version checker, to inform you if a new version was released:

A version checker says: 'The Lounge v2.7.0 is now available. Read more on GitHub'. There is also a link to release notes of the current version displayed in the UI.

By clicking on the "release notes" link that can be seen above, all the details about the current version appear directly in the client:

A Release notes page displays the changelog for the current version.

The link previewer now supports WebP images, as well as audio and video links:

Big Buck Bunny video on an embedded video player

Another noticeable change is the new message alignment in the main chat window, in order to improve visual experience and reduce flickering when loading a page:

screen shot 2018-01-21 at 23 53 26

There were other changes on the client: accessibility of the application has been improved, notices and errors are now displayed in the current channel (then sent to the corresponding network window when reloading), and many bug fixes.

The Lounge v2.7.0 finally comes with its first package API, letting packages register stylesheets in the client. It is in its very early stage at the moment and is subject to change in future releases, so use it at your own risk. There will not be an official documentation before the API stabilizes in v3, but for more information, refer to the corresponding PR.

The CLI has also been improved:

  • When a password gets changed using the reset command, the new password takes effect immediately, it is not necessary to restart the server anymore.
  • A new uninstall command has been added to remove themes and packages.
  • A new --config/-c option is available to override entries of the configuration file.

โš ๏ธ This version also comes with a few deprecations. All deprecated features are still supported in The Lounge v2.7.0 but be removed from The Lounge v3 (the next version). We recommend upgrading to v2.7.0 before upgrading to the future v3, as v2.7.0 will warn you about deprecated configurations in the server output. Those deprecations are:

  • Support for Node.js v4 is being removed, making Node.js v6 the oldest version we will support.
  • The LOUNGE_HOME environment variable is getting replaced with THELOUNGE_HOME. Use this in lieu of the deprecated --home option as well.
  • In the unlikely situation that you are relying on the .lounge_home file (mainly useful for package maintainers), it is being renamed to .thelounge_home.
  • The CLI command is being changed from lounge to thelounge.
  • All options for the start command are being removed, replaced with the --config/-c option mentioned above. For example, --public becomes -c public=true, --port 9001 becomes -c port=9001, etc.
  • Referring to themes in the theme option of the configuration file is now done through their name, not their CSS file name.

And finally... The Lounge has its own logo! ๐ŸŽ‰

The Lounge logos on dark and white backgrounds

A huge thank you to Francesca Segantini, the artist who designed it! We will start rolling out our new logo in all the relevant places as of The Lounge v3. In the meantime, you can find details about the logo (and stickers!) on the corresponding issue.

Added

Changed

Deprecated

  • Deprecate support of Node.js v4 in preparation of The Lounge v3 (#1715 by @astorije)
  • Deprecate LOUNGE_HOME environment variable in favor of THELOUNGE_HOME, .lounge_home file in favor of .thelounge_home (#1717, #1785 by @astorije)
  • Switch CLI tool from lounge to thelounge, deprecate lounge (#1708 by @astorije)
  • Deprecate existing options of thelounge start and add a generic --config override (#1820 by @astorije)
  • Rename thumbnail/image option to more general media (#1832 by @MaxLeiter)

Removed

Fixed

  • Handle empty client queries (#1676 by @realies)
  • Call callback on fetch error (#1742 by @xPaw)
  • Trigger keep to bottom for previews correctly (#1746 by @xPaw)
  • Fix duplicate text generated when sending channel and link together (#1747 by @astorije)
  • Fix text highlighting when clicking on condensed message toggles (#1748 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Do not keep sign-in and loader references in memory (#1757 by @xPaw)
  • Fix nick changes wrongly reported (#1772 by @astorije)
  • Clone instances of User in Msg to avoid unintentional mutations (#1771 by @astorije, #1859, #1865 by @xPaw)
  • Ask for notification permission on page load if setting is enabled (#1789 by @xPaw)
  • Merge condensed messages when loading more history (#1803 by @xPaw)
  • Proper network icon in context menu (#1816 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Implement reverse style (#1797 by @grissly-man)
  • Do not load user commands or display them on --help if public mode or using LDAP (#1807 by @astorije)
  • Improve user and channel icons in channel list and context menu (#1824 by @astorije)
  • Use better icons for channel/query list and context menu actions (#1829 by @astorije)
  • Fix UI issues with special channels (#1849 by @astorije)
  • Fix gap between #sidebar and #footer (#1691 by @realies)
  • Add missing time (and icon) of status messages on mobile (#1843 by @astorije)
  • Add visual feedback on focused buttons, for example when tabbing to it (#1871 by @astorije)
  • Fix missing messages when reconnecting (#1884 by @xPaw)
  • Fix slideout not closing on mobile when hitting a footer icon (#1892 by @astorije)
  • Display the correct window on page reload (#1889 by @astorije)
  • Fix error not showing up in failed push subscription (#1896 by @xPaw)
  • Only emit "more" history to the client that requested it (#1949 by @xPaw)
  • Provide correct timestamp to browser notifications (#1956 by @xPaw)
  • Fix enabling push notifications on Firefox (#1975 by @xPaw)
  • Add missing execution of callback in ClientManager.updateUser (#1978 by @merlinthp)
  • Make sure existing packages (and themes) are not deleted when installing a new one on Node.js v8 (#1986 by @astorije)
  • Stop expanding condensed messages on /expand (#2006 by @YaManicKill)

Security

  • Harden content security policy even further (#1810 by @xPaw)
  • Stop LDAP authentication from succeeding without password (#1725 by @keegan)
  • Store images with correct file extension (#1926 by @xPaw)
  • Hash user tokens, increase token entropy (#1940 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

  • Fix incorrect documentation URL in default config (#1875 by @MiniDigger)
  • Allow keywords as changelog script version argument, e.g. node scripts/changelog pre (#1913 by @astorije)
  • Separate and improve wording for pre and rc pre-release versions (#1914 by @astorije)
  • Add SECURITY guidelines about security vulnerability disclosures, and link them from the CONTRIBUTING guidelines (#1984 by @astorije)

Internals

v2.7.0-rc.3 - 2018-01-27 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.0-rc.2 - 2018-01-19 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.0-rc.1 - 2018-01-13 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate (RC) for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Bugs may be fixed, but no further features will be added until the next stable version.

Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.0-pre.4 - 2017-12-27 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.0-pre.3 - 2017-12-15 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.0-pre.2 - 2017-12-01 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.7.0-pre.1 - 2017-11-30 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a pre-release for v2.7.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.6.0 - 2017-11-18

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This release is very small, as we focused it on bug fixes. You may notice slight improvements to the auto-completion menu (new commands, more accurate emoji list, documentation in the help window), as well as small UI improvements.

Additionally, this release is the first one with official support of Node.js v9.

Added

  • Add service aliases to command list for completion (#1627 by @dgw)

Changed

Removed

Fixed

  • Fix possible race condition when attaching clients (#1639 by @xPaw)
  • Synchronize unread marker when client reconnects (#1600 by @xPaw)
  • Synchronize unread marker when other client opens a channel (#1598 by @xPaw)
  • Fix loading app with autocomplete disabled (#1650 by @dgw)
  • Fix URL query parameters in public mode (#1661 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Fix hyphenated names overflowing (#1667) (#1671 by @LFlare)
  • Fix missing attributes on unhandled messages (#1695 by @xPaw)
  • Correctly display kicks when kicker is server (#1693 by @xPaw)
  • Go back to writing user files synchronously (#1701 by @xPaw)
  • Fix local theme folder (#1706 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

  • Fix "help wanted" link in CONTRIBUTING file (#1673 by @timmw)
  • Document autocompletion in the help page (#1609 by @dgw)
  • Add a script to pre-generate changelog entries (#1707 by @astorije)

Internals

v2.6.0-rc.4 - 2017-11-12 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.6.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.6.0-rc.3 - 2017-11-12 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.6.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.6.0-rc.2 - 2017-11-12 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.6.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.6.0-rc.1 - 2017-11-11 [Pre-release - DEPRECATED]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.6.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.5.0 - 2017-10-17

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

If you thought the v2.3.0 release was big, well, v2.5.0 is even bigger! ๐ŸŽ‰

If you are a client user, you will notice that The Lounge is now using your operating system's font, and that status messages (joins, parts, nick changes, etc.) are now condensed with each other.

Condensed status messages displaying 3 users have joined the channel, 4 users have quit, and 1 user has changed nick
Condensed status messages

After a while, you'll realize that the client now automatically reconnects when losing network connection (farewell, Client connection lost โ€” Click here to reconnect!), and that the channel backlog now automatically loads when you scroll up. Unfortunately, that last bit forced us to phase out the /clear command for technical reasons.

If you go to the Settings page, you'll notice that The Lounge now supports push notifications (yes, even on mobile, except iOS), and that you can remotely log out open sessions.

Session list with the ability to disconnect remote sessions
Current and remote sessions

As a server administrator, you might be interested in a few new additions:

  • Themes can now be retrieved from npm and installed using a new CLI command lounge install <theme-name>
  • Integration with LDAP has been completely refactored
  • The Lounge can now be bound to Unix sockets

โš ๏ธ Note that --home is now deprecated in favor of the $LOUNGE_HOME environment variable (or the .lounge_home file in the installation directory). Also, if you are running The Lounge behind a proxy (like nginx or Apache), you will need to make sure that reverseProxy is set to true and the X-Forwarded-For header correctly set for session listing to work correctly on the client.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Added

Changed

Removed

Fixed

  • Correctly append OS name (#1399 by @xPaw)
  • Correctly dereference stored images when leaving channels (#1406 by @xPaw)
  • Do not throw an exception when URI parsing fails (#1412 by @xPaw)
  • Take into account word boundaries for custom highlighting (#1358 by @starquake)
  • Do not unintentionally send incorrect messages from history (#1444 by @xPaw)
  • Escape channel names in slugify helper correctly (#1472 by @xPaw)
  • Format messages on copy (#1464 by @xPaw)
  • Add /list to autocomplete (#1496 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Only change nick autocompletion when receiving a message (#1495 by @xPaw)
  • Render link previews in browser idle event (#1508 by @xPaw)
  • Fix image viewer turning black sometimes (#1512 by @xPaw)
  • Fix requesting last messages when no message id is known (#1519, #1544 by @xPaw)
  • Display correct kick modes (#1527 by @dgw)
  • Move unread marker when loading more history (#1517 by @xPaw)
  • Fix wrongly positioned menu when opening it and switching to landscape (#1565 by @astorije)
  • Fix flickering on link hovering, and inconsistencies between chat links and UI links (#1573 by @astorije)
  • Fix nick change on Safari for Mac and iOS (#1568 by @Gilles123)
  • Make sure channel list close button is really absent when channel is not selected (#1623 by @astorije)

Security

  • Implement a proper LDAP authentication process (#1478 by @eliemichel)
  • Implement multiple sessions for users (#1199 by @xPaw)
  • Deleting a user should log them out (#1474 by @xPaw)
  • Remove the "Stay signed in" checkbox at login (#1465 by @astorije)
  • Implement session list and allow signing out other clients (#1536 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

On the website repository:

  • Remove wrong and inexistent home option from configuration documentation (#72 by @astorije)
  • Deprecate --home in favor of LOUNGE_HOME environment variable (#73 by @astorije)
  • Add themes docs (#69 by @YaManicKill)
  • Add missing prefetchStorage configuration option to docs (#74 by @MiniDigger)

Internals

v2.5.0-rc.5 - 2017-10-11 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.5.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.5.0-rc.4 - 2017-10-06 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.5.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.5.0-rc.3 - 2017-10-04 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.5.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.5.0-rc.2 - 2017-10-01 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.5.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.5.0-rc.1 - 2017-09-26 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.5.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.4.0 - 2017-07-30

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This release improves link and image previews a great deal! On the menu:

  • Up to 5 previews are now displayed instead of 1
  • All previews on the current channel can now be hidden or displayed using the /collapse and /expand commands
  • Thumbnails can be opened in a fullscreen viewer without leaving the app by clicking on them, and cycled using the previous/next buttons or by hitting โ† and โ†’
  • Say bye to mixed content warnings: The Lounge can now proxy all images (opt-in option in the server settings) for better privacy
  • Title and description are improved overall

Also in this release, auto-complete feature now has an opt-out option in the client settings, and emoji can be searched using fuzzy-matching:

The Lounge - Emoji fuzzy-matching

Added

Changed

Removed

Fixed

Documentation

In the main repository:

On the website:

Internals

v2.4.0-rc.2 - 2017-07-27 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.4.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.4.0-rc.1 - 2017-07-27 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.4.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.3.2 - 2017-06-25

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This patch releases brings a lot of fixes and small improvements here and there, as well as the ability to display seconds in timestamps, a long-awaited feature!

Added

  • Add a client option to display seconds in timestamps (#1141 by @bews)
  • Add "Reload page" button when the client fails to load (#1150 by @bews)

Changed

Fixed

  • Stop showing the unread messages marker when joins/parts/quits/etc. are hidden (#1016 by @swordbeta)
  • Correctly finish scroll animation when using page keys (#1244 by @xPaw)
  • Hide link time element on small devices (#1261 by @xPaw)
  • Fix MOTD underline in Safari (#1217 by @MaxLeiter)

Documentation

In the main repository:

Internals

v2.3.1 - 2017-06-09

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This release mostly fixes a few bugs, as listed below.

Changed

  • Keep original <title> name when changing the title (#1205 by @xPaw)
  • Update production dependencies to their latest versions, by Greenkeeper ๐Ÿš€:

Fixed

  • Do not store unnecessary information in user objects (#1195 by @xPaw)
  • Correctly configure client socket transports (#1197 by @xPaw)
  • Fix network name not being set when displayNetwork is false (#1211 by @xPaw)

Security

  • Do not store passwords in settings storage (#1204 by @xPaw)

Internals

v2.3.0 - 2017-06-08

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

What a release! Our biggest one since the v2.0.0 release / milestone! Expect a lot of new cool stuff, tons of bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks to all 16 contributors (!!) who pitched in for this release, open source at its finest!

On the server side, The Lounge now supports an auto-away mechanism, stores channel keys across restarts and key changes, and supports a new SSL CA bundle option in the configuration file.

Users of the client will notice some changes as well:

  • A bunch of new hotkeys to style messages (bold, italic, underline, foreground/background color), all listed in the Help window

  • A new autocomplete mechanism for emoji, users, channels, commands, and colors:

    The Lounge - Auto-completion

    Note that due to the new nick autocomplete, we removed the now unnecessary nick cycle button that was temporarily added in the meantime. Lots of users have reported it had been broken by a previous release anyway.

  • Support of page up/down keys to browse the current chat

  • Friendliness-bump of time-related tooltips and date marker:

    The Lounge - Timestamp tooltips ย ย ย  The Lounge - Friendly date marker

  • Support of browsers' Back/Forward actions:

    The Lounge - Support of browser Back/Forward
  • Better and more discreet inline previews for links and images:

    The Lounge - Link preview
    The Lounge - Image preview

  • Improved channel list with /list

  • Support for /ban, /unban and /banlist

  • Fuzzy-matching of the user list search to find folks more easily:

    The Lounge - Fuzzy matching in the user list

That's all for this release, and onto the next one now!

Added

Changed

Removed

Fixed

Security

Internals

v2.3.0-rc.2 - 2017-05-16 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.3.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.3.0-rc.1 - 2017-05-07 [Pre-release]

See the full changelog

This is a release candidate for v2.3.0 to ensure maximum stability for public release. Please refer to the commit list given above for a complete list of changes, or wait for the stable release to get a thoroughly prepared change log entry.

As with all pre-releases, this version requires explicit use of the next tag to be installed:

npm install -g thelounge@next

v2.2.2 - 2017-03-13

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This patch release brings a lot of dependency upgrades and a few fixes. Passing options to the lounge CLI (lounge start --port 8080, etc.) now works as expected without requiring --. We have also disabled ping timeouts for now to hopefully fix automatic reconnection. Finally, upgrading irc-framework allows us to fix an extra couple of bugs.

You will now notice a new (?) icon at the bottom of the sidebar. It is home of a help center that currently details supported shortcuts and commands. It will be improved over time, but we encourage contributors to help us improve it.

Note that as of this release, lounge without any arguments wil display the help information (mirroring lounge --help). Prior to this release, it used to start a server, which must now be done explicitly using lounge start.

Changed

Fixed

  • Disable (temporarily) client ping timeouts (#939 by @xPaw)
  • Update arg parsing and default lounge to lounge --help (#929 by @msaun008)
  • Prevent message sending in lobbies (#957 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

  • Help window with supported commands and shortcuts (#941 by @astorije)

On the website:

  • Add notes about moving client docs to the app itself (#63 by @astorije)
  • Deprecate (and attempt one last fixing) documentations of Heroku and Passenger (#61 by @astorije)

Internals

  • Fix run_pr.sh script (#919 by @astorije)
  • Make sure multiline chains of calls are correctly indented (#930 by @astorije)
  • Update development dependencies to their latest versions, by Greenkeeper ๐Ÿš€:
    • babel-core, babel-loader and babel-preset-es2015 (#922 and #947)
    • webpack (#905)
    • stylelint (#934)
    • npm-run-all (#938)
    • eslint (#937 and #943)

v2.2.1 - 2017-02-12

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

This patch release packs up a change of the default value of maxHistory, an interactive prompt when creating a user to enable/disable user logging, a UI bug fix, and a few dependency upgrades.

Changed

Fixed

Documentation

In the main repository:

  • Explain about lounge command in dev installations (#887 by @drkitty)

On the website:

  • Port recent changes to maxHistory from default config file (#60 by @astorije)

Internals

  • Sort depedencies in package.json (#896 by @xPaw)
  • Update nyc to the latest version ๐Ÿš€ (#882 by Greenkeeper)
  • Update npm-run-all to the latest version ๐Ÿš€ (#880 by Greenkeeper)
  • Add nyc and Webpack config files to the files ignored when releasing (#906 by @astorije)
  • Update stylelint to the latest version ๐Ÿš€ (#907 by Greenkeeper)
  • Update eslint to the latest version ๐Ÿš€ (#910 by Greenkeeper)

v2.2.0 - 2017-01-31

For more details, see the full changelog and milestone.

Another long-overdue release for The Lounge!

On the client, it is now possible to generate URLs that pre-fill connection inputs in public mode, a date separator makes it into the chats, /away and /back commands are now supported, idle time gets displayed on /whois.
Also, the client does not abruptly refresh when connection is lost anymore, and user search has been slightly improved. Note however that these last 2 items are still not optimal, but improvements are underway!

On the server, more logging! The debug option is now an object instead of a boolean, so make sure to update your configuration file accordingly. More details here.
There are changes revolving around user configuration autoloading: it has been greatly improved and therefore it is now enabled by default. Make sure to remove the autoload option from your configuration files.

And of course, tons of fixes and less noticeable feature additions and changes, so make sure to check the full list below!

Added

  • Override network connection inputs with URL parameters (#674 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Add id to submit button (#717 by @xPaw)
  • Add a UI element to cycle through nick completions on mobile (#708 by @astorije)
  • Report configuration file path, Node.js version and OS platform on server start-up (#736 by @williamboman and #743 by @xPaw)
  • Add lounge keyword to npm registry (#747 by @xPaw)
  • Add a date separator to channels/PMs (#671 and #765 by @PolarizedIons)
  • Add support for hexip ilines and fix storing client IP address in configuration file (#749 and #822 by @xPaw)
  • Implement /away and /back commands (#745 by @xPaw)
  • Remind channel name or nick in input placeholder (#832 and #889 by @astorije)
  • Add human-readable idle time in whois info (#721 by @astorije)
  • Option to log raw IRC traffic (#783 by @astorije)

Changed

  • Improve support for opening multiple clients at once (#636 by @xPaw)
  • Match window title border line to text color (#716 by @xPaw)
  • Focus input after chat form submit (#483 by @williamboman)
  • Refactor user autoload to use fs.watch and make it more transparent in the app (#751 by @xPaw and #779 by @astorije)
  • Sync reordering of channels/networks to other clients in real-time (#757 by @PolarizedIons)
  • Do not accept empty password when adding new user (#795 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Stop refreshing the page on every socket.io error (#784 by @xPaw)
  • Only append "says" to notifications if it is a message (#805 by @xPaw)
  • Allow user search to find a pattern anywhere in the nicks (#855 by @MaxLeiter)

Removed

  • Remove browser notification polyfill and inform user when unsupported (#709 by @astorije)
  • Remove erroneous classname from password field (#748 by @xPaw)
  • Do not dismiss native web notifications programmatically after 5s (#739 by @williamboman)

Fixed

  • Fix /mode command to correctly assume target (#679 by @xPaw)
  • Fix crash when LDAP server is unreachable (#697 by @gramakri)
  • Fix channels behaving strangely while dragging (#697 by @PolarizedIons)
  • Fix unread counters resetting when they should not (#720 by @PolarizedIons)
  • Silence failures to trigger notifications when not available (#732 by @astorije)
  • Avoid unnecessary disk writes when saving user (#750 by @xPaw)
  • Use correct channel when pushing link prefetch messages (#782 by @xPaw)
  • Correctly remove closed sockets from oident file, remove unused functions (#753 by @xPaw)
  • Do not automatically focus on touch devices (#801 by @xPaw)
  • Strip control characters from notifications (#818 by @xPaw)
  • Improve CLI a bit (output formatting and subcommand/option bug fix) (#799 and #868 by @astorije)
  • Make HTML container take the entire screen estate (#821 by @xPaw)
  • Fix unread marker being removed from DOM (#820 by @xPaw)
  • Remove margin on date marker on smallest screen size (#830 by @xPaw)
  • Do not ignore window opens when considering active channels (#834 by @xPaw)
  • Calculate menu width on touch start (#836 by @xPaw)
  • Increase IRC colors contrast (#829 by @xPaw)
  • Do not prefetch URLs unless they are messages or /me actions (#812 by @birkof)
  • Bump irc-framework to bring a couple of fixes (#790 by @astorije, #802 by @xPaw and #852 by Greenkeeper)

Security

  • Change bcrypt rounds from 8 to 11 (#711 by @xPaw)

Documentation

In the main repository:

On the website:

  • Remove distribution-specific install instructions of Node.js (#49 by @astorije)
  • Remove wrong information about setting up password along with creating a user (#50 by @astorije)
  • Update documentation of the configuration file (#43 by @daftaupe)
  • Document the /away and /back commands (#59 by @drkitty)

Internals

v2.1.0 - 2016-10-17

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Here comes another release with some nice additions!

While the administrators will notice some bug fixes, most of the changes are client-side: support for /list, a slideout menu on mobile, editing one's nick from the UI, wallops message handling.

Enjoy!

Added

Changed

  • Make use of multi-prefix cap and remove NAMES spam on mode changes (#632 by @xPaw)
  • Strict mode for all JS files (#684 by @astorije)
  • Enforce more ESLint rules (#681 by @xPaw)
  • Use CI caches for downloaded files instead of installed ones (#687 by @astorije)
  • Consolidate version numbers throughout all interfaces (#592 by @williamboman)
  • Replace lodash's each/map with ES5 native forEach/map (#689 by @astorije)

Removed

  • Remove all font files except WOFF (#682 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Themes: Fixed CSS rule selectors for highlight messages (#652 by @DamonGant)
  • Fix unhandled message color in default and Crypto themes (#653 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Check if SSL key and certificate files exist (#673 by @toXel)
  • Fix loading fonts in Microsoft Edge (#683 by @xPaw)
  • Fill in prefixLookup on network initialization (#647 by @nornagon)
  • Fix nick changes not being properly reported in the logs (#685 by @astorije)
  • Fix memory and reference shuffling when creating models (#664 by @xPaw)

v2.0.1 - 2016-09-28

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This is a minor house-keeping release with mostly two sets of changes.

First, a few bugs were fixed, including one simply preventing The Lounge to run in Safari's private browsing.

Additionally, the developer experience has been made a tiny bit better, with better documentation, lighter dependencies and simpler theme creation.

Changed

  • Add info on README about how to run from source, how to upgrade (#621 by @astorije)
  • Move uglify invocation into npm scripts and remove grunt (#628 by @nornagon)
  • Move Shout theme borders to example theme (#359 by @xPaw)
  • Update developer dependencies (#639 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Remove -ms-transform and add missed -webkit-transform (#629 by @xPaw)
  • Ensure localStorage cannot fail because of quota or Safari private browsing (#625 by @astorije)
  • Disable pull-to-refresh on mobile that conflicts with scrolling the message list (#618 by @astorije)
  • Handle stderr when using edit or config command (#622 by @MaxLeiter)

v2.0.0 - 2016-09-24

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After more than 5 months in the works, v2.0.0 is finally happening, and it's shipping with lots of new and enhanced features! ๐ŸŽ‰

First of all, the backend IRC library is completely different, which was the first step to deciding on a major release. This change brings many improvements and fixes, including support for auto-reconnection! This also allows us to easily improve our IRCv3 compliance.

Main changes on the server include support for WEBIRC, oidentd and LDAP. On the client, users will notice a lot of improvements about reporting unseen activity (notifications, markers, etc.), support for custom highlights, a new loading page, an auto-expanding message input, a theme selector, and more.

Administrators should note that the channel list format in user configuration files has changed. The old format is deprecated, but it will be automatically converted when the server starts (support may or may not be removed later). Additionally, The Lounge now only runs on Node v4 and up.

The above is only a small subset of changes. A more detailed list can be found below. The following list features the most noticeable changes only, and more details can be found on all v2.0.0 pre-releases.

Added

Changed

  • Cache loaded config and merge it with defaults (#387 by @xPaw)
  • Ignore unnecessary files at release time (#499 by @astorije)
  • Improve font icon management, sizing and sharpness (#493 by @astorije)
  • Maintain scroll position after loading previous messages (#496 by @davibe)
  • Perform node version check as soon as possible (#409 by @xPaw)
  • Prepend http protocol to www. links in chat (#410 by @xPaw)
  • Change default configuration for host to allow OS to decide and use both IPv4 and IPv6 (#432 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Do not hide timestamps on small viewports (#376 by @xPaw)
  • Drop slate-irc, switch to irc-framework (#167 by @xPaw)
  • Improve sticky scroll (#262 by @xPaw)
  • Minor wording changes for better clarity (#305 by @astorije)
  • Improve nick highlights (#327 by @xPaw)
  • CSS classes in themes for nick colors (#325 by @astorije)
  • Replace all concatenated paths with Node's path.join (#307 by @astorije)

Deprecated

  • Store channels in array format in user configuration files, deprecating previous format (#417 by @xPaw)

Removed

  • Disable tooltips on mobile to prevent them to stay after clicking (#612 by @astorije)
  • Remove Docker-related files now that we have a dedicated repository (#288 by @astorije)
  • Remove JavaScript scrollbar library (#429 by @xPaw)
  • Remove navigator.standalone detection (#427 by @xPaw)
  • Do not increase font size on highlight in morning theme (#321 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Remove font family redundancy, fix missed fonts, remove Open Sans (#562 by @astorije)
  • Stop propagation when hiding the chat through click/tapping the chat (#455 by @williamboman)
  • Improve click handling on users and inline channels (#366 by @xPaw)
  • Only load config if it exists (#461 by @xPaw)
  • Send user to lobby of deleted chan when parting from active chan (#489 by @astorije)
  • Set title attribute on topic on initial page load (#515 by @williamboman)
  • Save user's channels when they sort the channel list (#401 by @xPaw)
  • Turn favicon red on page load if there are highlights (#344 by @xPaw)
  • Keep chat stickied to the bottom on resize (#346 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Only increase unread counter for whitelisted actions (#273 by @xPaw)
  • Parse CTCP replies (#278 by @xPaw)
  • Do not count your own messages as unread (#279 by @xPaw)
  • Do not display incorrect nick when switching to a non connected network (#252 by @xPaw)
  • Keep autocompletion sort whenever user list updates (#217 by @xPaw)
  • Save user when parting channels (#297 by @xPaw)
  • Add labels in connect window (#300 by @xPaw)
  • Add missing aria-label on icon buttons (#303 by @astorije)
  • Fix missing colors in action messages (#317 by @astorije)
  • Don't falsely report failed write if it didn't fail (e6990e0 by @xPaw)
  • Fix sending messages starting with a space (#320 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Fix notifications in query windows (#334 by @xPaw)

Security

  • Implement user token persistency (#370 by @xPaw)
  • Restrict access to the home directory by default (#205 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Add security headers to minimize XSS damage (#292 by @xPaw)
  • Do not write user configs outside of the app's users directory (#238 by @williamboman)
  • Don't check for existing password emptiness (#315 by @maxpoulin64)

v2.0.0-rc.2 - 2016-09-21 [Pre-release]

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This release candidate only fixes a UI bug affecting iOS 8 users, introduced in v2.0.0-pre.5.

Fixed

v2.0.0-rc.1 - 2016-09-17 [Pre-release]

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Prior to this release, users of Safari 10 were not able to access The Lounge anymore, because of a conscious change the WebKit made to their support of CSP, as explained here. This release addresses this issue.

Another notable change is the removal of tooltips on mobiles, as hovering states on mobile devices breaks in different kind of ways. Hopefully there will be a better solution in the future, or better support across mobiles.

This is also the first release candidate for v2.0.0. This means only critical bug fixes will be merged before releasing v2.0.0.

Changed

  • Explicitly authorize websockets in CSP header (#597 by @astorije)

Removed

  • Disable tooltips on mobile to prevent them to stay after clicking (#612 by @astorije)

Fixed

  • Fix small input text on Morning and Zenburn (#601 by @astorije)
  • Fix a left margin appearing on all non-default themes (#615 by @astorije)

v2.0.0-pre.7 - 2016-09-08 [Pre-release]

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This prerelease fixes a lot of bugs on both the server and the client. It also adds a theme selector on the client and connection debug log level on the server. Additionally, custom highlights are now case-insensitive.

Added

Changed

Fixed

  • Fix token persistency across server refreshes (#553 by @astorije)
  • Make sure input height is reset when submitting with icon (#555 by @astorije)
  • Fix webirc and 4-in-6 addresses (#535 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Allow long URLs to break onto next line on Chrome (#576 by @astorije)
  • Make sure users with wrong tokens are locked out instead of crashing the app (#570 by @astorije)
  • Remove font family redundancy, fix missed fonts, remove Open Sans (#562 by @astorije)
  • Do not set app orientation in manifest to use user setting at OS level (#587 by @astorije)
  • Move border-radius from #main to .window elements to fix radius once and for all (#572 by @astorije)

v2.0.0-pre.6 - 2016-08-10 [Pre-release]

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LDAP! That's all there is to be found in this pre-release, but it should please some administrators out there. Big thanks to @thisisdarshan and @lindskogen for sticking with us on this one.

This feature will remain in beta version until the official v2.0.0 release.

Added

v2.0.0-pre.5 - 2016-08-07 [Pre-release]

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What an exciting release! It's been in the works for more than a month, but the perks are worth the wait.

On the user side, some long-awaited new features can now be found: The Lounge can now track custom highlights, it comes with an auto-expanding text field, and an unread message marker helps keeping track of what happened when you were not watching. A lot of improvements and various bug fixes have been made to the UI. Note that scrollbar look-and-feel is now delegated to the browser and OS. Use the custom CSS editor and your OS settings to customize them.

Administrators will notice a different format for channels in the user configuration files, and the Docker-related files have been moved to a dedicated repository. Many bugs have been solved on the server as well.

Added

Changed

  • Store channels in array format in user configuration files (#417 by @xPaw)
  • Cache loaded config and merge it with defaults (#387 by @xPaw)
  • Ignore unnecessary files at release time (#499 by @astorije)
  • Improve font icon management, sizing and sharpness (#493 by @astorije)
  • Maintain scroll position after loading previous messages (#496 by @davibe)

Removed

Fixed

  • Fix storing the updated authentication token (#437 by @williamboman)
  • Update irc-framework to 2.3.0 to fix a bug occurring when posting messages starting with a colon (#449 by @xPaw)
  • Update irc-framework to 2.4.0 to fix a buffering issue (#451 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Only auto join actual channels (#453 by @xPaw)
  • Only trigger custom highlights for non-self messages and notices (#454 by @xPaw)
  • Stop propagation when hiding the chat through click/tapping the chat (#455 by @williamboman)
  • Improve click handling on users and inline channels (#366 by @xPaw)
  • Update irc-framework to 2.5.0 to fix reconnection counter not being reset (#451 by @xPaw)
  • Register irc-framework events before connecting (#458 by @xPaw)
  • Only load config if it exists (#461 by @xPaw)
  • Fix window layout a bit (#465 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Fix slight bugs introduced by #379 and #465 (#467 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Prevent the app from crashing when no theme is specified (#474 by @astorije)
  • Fix unread marker disappearing when opacity set to 1 (#471 by @astorije)
  • Fix breaking layout when switching portrait/landscape modes (#478 by @astorije)
  • Fix chat not being "stickied" to the bottom when joining channel (#484 by @williamboman)
  • Add self info to TOGGLE messages to prevent unread marker to render for oneself (#473 by @astorije)
  • Send user to lobby of deleted chan when parting from active chan (#489 by @astorije)
  • Use min-height of textarea when computing auto-resize after deleting a char (#504 by @astorije)
  • Set title attribute on topic on initial page load (#515 by @williamboman)
  • Make sure git commit check for the About section would not send stderr to the console (#516 by @astorije)
  • Create a single function to render networks to reduce code duplication (#445 by @xPaw)
  • Reset the unread marker on channel change (#527 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Fix accidentally removed border-radius (#537 by @astorije)
  • Fix font size in themes for new textarea (#536 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Restore padding and height of message input pre-textarea era (#539 by @astorije)
  • Prevent Ctrl-Tab from triggering tab completion (#541 by @hho)

v2.0.0-pre.4 - 2016-06-29 [Pre-release]

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This pre-release adds a loading window, helpful on slow connections. It also implements token persistency, ensuring users do not have to authenticate at every server restart. As a side effect, security is improved by forcing logging out users on all devices when changing their password.

All generated URLs are now HTTP by default, except when explicitly set to HTTPS. For example, www.example.com will link to http://www.example.com. One needs to share https://www.example.com to point others to a HTTPS location.

As a few users have been having issues when running The Lounge with a non-supported Node.js version, we now detect it early to avoid cryptic errors.

This pre-release also adds minor UI improvements, and fixes from the previous version. While The Lounge still needs a lot of efforts to be fully accessible, this version slightly improves accessibility on clickable nickname.

Internally, we now keep track of our code coverage, which we do not enforce strictly at the moment.

Added

Changed

  • Perform node version check as soon as possible (#409 by @xPaw)
  • Prepend http protocol to www. links in chat (#410 by @xPaw)
  • Use tabs when saving user configs (#418 by @xPaw)
  • Do not display the sidebar on sign-in page (#420 by @astorije)
  • Make style of loading page similar to other pages (#423 by @astorije)
  • Change default configuration for host to allow OS to decide and use both IPv4 and IPv6 (#432 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Change nicks from links to spans everywhere (#428 by @xPaw)
  • Increase join delay at connection to 1000ms (#434 by @williamboman)

Removed

  • Remove navigator.standalone detection (#427 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Do not lose authentication token when the connection gets lost (#369 by @xPaw)
  • Fix crash in public mode (#413 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Do not print user loaded message in public mode (#415 by @xPaw)
  • Fix focusing input when clicking chat container on the client (#364 by @williamboman)
  • Fix channel join regression and fix possibly joining parted channels (#411 by @xPaw)

Security

  • Implement user token persistency (#370 by @xPaw)

v2.0.0-pre.3 - 2016-06-15 [Pre-release]

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This release introduces a few internal changes as well as two noticeable ones. When using the CLI, the home path can now be set with the LOUNGE_HOME environment variable, to avoid repeating --home over and over. On the client, sorting channels will now be saved in the user configuration.

Added

Changed

  • Rename package variable to pkg, as "package" is reserved. (#399 by @hogofwar)
  • Capitalise constructor Oidentd (#396 by @hogofwar)
  • Bump stylelint and update Travis CI configuration to include OSX builds and package caching (#403 by @xPaw)

Removed

Fixed

  • Save user's channels when they sort the channel list (#401 by @xPaw)
  • Fix description of host and bind config options (#378 by @maxpoulin64)

v2.0.0-pre.2 - 2016-06-09 [Pre-release]

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This pre-release adds a very, very long-awaited feature: auto-reconnection! It also extends our support of ident with oidentd, shows timestamps on small screens and fix bugs around notifications and sticky scroll.

Added

Changed

  • Update Font Awesome to v4.6.3 (#355 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Do not hide timestamps on small viewports (#376 by @xPaw)
  • Fetch Font Awesome from npm instead of embedded in repo (#361 by @astorije)
  • Cache npm modules on appveyor (#381 by @xPaw)
  • Update eslint and enforce key-spacing (#384 by @xPaw)
  • Use npm-run-all in npm scripts for testing and linting (#375 by @williamboman)
  • Upload test results on appveyor builds (#382 by @xPaw)

Fixed

v2.0.0-pre.1 - 2016-05-22 [Pre-release]

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This is a pre-release to allow early adopters to use The Lounge with irc-framework as our underlying IRC library instead of slate. This change itself solves a lot of issues and adds many features, most of them listed here: IRCv3 compliance, user feedback improvement, etc.

It also adds WEBIRC support, a better server logging capability, a web app manifest, improves the sticky scroll, and fixes a ton of bugs.

Added

Changed

  • Drop slate-irc, switch to irc-framework (#167 by @xPaw)
  • Create a single helper function to write messages (#266 by @xPaw)
  • Update dependencies (#281 by @xPaw)
  • Improve sticky scroll (#262 by @xPaw)
  • Change license link to point at our license file (#290 by @xPaw)
  • Stricter eslint rule for curly brackets (#291 by @xPaw)
  • Bump patch version of lodash to 4.11.2 (#306 by @astorije)
  • Minor wording changes for better clarity (#305 by @astorije)
  • Improve tests execution (#260 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Update irc-framework (#324 by @xPaw)
  • Do not ignore our handlebars plugins in ESLint (#329 by @xPaw)
  • Improve nick highlights (#327 by @xPaw)
  • CSS classes in themes for nick colors (#325 by @astorije)
  • Replace all concatenated paths with Node's path.join (#307 by @astorije)

Removed

  • Do not increase font size on highlight in morning theme (#321 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Only increase unread counter for whitelisted actions (#273 by @xPaw)
  • Parse CTCP replies (#278 by @xPaw)
  • Do not count your own messages as unread (#279 by @xPaw)
  • Use lowercase global to avoid a deprecation warning in Node.js 6 (d9a0dd9 by @xPaw)
  • Do not display incorrect nick when switching to a non connected network (#252 by @xPaw)
  • Keep autocompletion sort whenever user list updates (#217 by @xPaw)
  • Make sure app does not crash when webirc is not defined in the configuration (#294 by @astorije)
  • Save user when parting channels (#297 by @xPaw)
  • Add labels in connect window (#300 by @xPaw)
  • Add missing aria-label on icon buttons (#303 by @astorije)
  • Fix unread counter not being formatted on page load (#308 by @xPaw)
  • Fix wrong CSS for disabled colored nicknames on themes (#318 by @astorije)
  • Fix missing colors in action messages (#317 by @astorije)
  • Don't falsely report failed write if it didn't fail (e6990e0 by @xPaw)
  • Fix sending messages starting with a space (#320 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Fix notifications in query windows (#334 by @xPaw)

Security

v1.5.0 - 2016-04-13

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With this release, administrators can now define a maximum size for channel history. While this is not optimal nor the definitive solution, it aims at reducing stability issues where The Lounge would crash after filling up the server's memory.

Other changes noticeable by users include removing custom print styles and preventing sequences of white spaces to collapse into one.

Added

Changed

Removed

v1.4.3 - 2016-04-02

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This PR fixes a bug introduced in v1.3.0 which prevents deleting disconnected networks from users' configuration files.

Fixed

  • Fix not being able to remove networks from user config (#233 by @xPaw)

v1.4.2 - 2016-03-31

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This PR fixes a bug introduced in v1.4.1 causing timestamps to use most of the screen.

Fixed

  • Hide options will now remove the entire row (#227 by @xPaw)

v1.4.1 - 2016-03-28

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As of this release, running /query nick will simply open a chat window with user nick, instead of calling whois for this user.

Changed

  • Remove join, nickย and whois inputs, they are cleanly handled by the server (#208 by @xPaw)
  • Add a /query command that simply opens a query window (#218 by @xPaw)
  • Disallow /query on non-nicks (#221 by @astorije)

Fixed

v1.4.0 - 2016-03-20

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Note that this release will reset users' notification settings to their defaults. This unfortunate side effect is the consequence of an improvement of how this setting is handled in the application.

Added

  • Add context menu when right-clicking on a sidebar item (#9 by @xPaw)
  • Add tests for the Chan#sortUsers method (#197 by @astorije)
  • Add a very basic test for Network#export (#198 by @astorije)
  • Link to the demo from the IRC channel badge on the README (#203 by @Henni)
  • Add support for HTTP/2 (#174 by @xPaw)
  • Support port in /connect command (#210 by @xPaw)

Changed

  • Update Handlebars to 4.0.5 (#140 by @xPaw)
  • Update Socket.IO to 1.4.5 and use client library provided by the dependency (#142 by @xPaw)
  • Update ESLint to 2.3.0 and add stricter rules (#171 by @xPaw)
  • Mute color of the topic actions (#151 by @astorije)
  • Rename "badge" setting and rely on browser choice for desktop notifications (#28 by @lpoujol)
  • Invoke handlebars outside of grunt and generate a sourcemap (#144 by @xPaw)
  • Make whois a client action template and improve its output (#161 by @xPaw)
  • Handle commands in a better way and send unknown commands to the IRC server (#154 by @xPaw)
  • Switch the Send button to a paper plane icon (#182 by @astorije)
  • Keep track of highlights when user is offline (#190 by @xPaw)
  • Load input plugins at startup and call them directly when a command is received (#191 by @astorije)
  • Make defaults for socket.io transports consistent to use polling before websocket (#202 by @xPaw)
  • Update all server dependencies to current stable versions (#200 by @xPaw)
  • Update configuration file to reflect HTTP/2 support addition (#206 by @astorije)
  • Change close button behavior and add a dropdown context menu (#184 by @xPaw)
  • Minor enhancements of the context menu UI (#212 by @astorije)

Removed

  • Remove string.contains library (#163 by @xPaw)
  • Remove Moment.js library from the client (#183 by @xPaw)
  • Disabled emails from Travis CI on successful builds (#172 by @xPaw)
  • Remove unnecessary operation when sorting users (#193 by @astorije)

Fixed

  • Make sure self messages are never highlighted and improve highlight lookup (#157 by @astorije)
  • Fix Send button style on Zenburn and Morning themes, introduced by this release (#187 by @astorije)
  • Make sure all close buttons in the sidebar have same weight (#192 by @astorije)
  • Disallow parting from lobbies (#209 by @xPaw)

v1.3.1 - 2016-03-05

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Removed

Fixed

  • Correctly handle inline channels in messages (#128 by @xPaw)
  • Fix crash, introduced by this release (#143 by @xPaw)
  • Fix highlighted actions and mute colors of some of the actions (#47 by @xPaw)
  • Fix stripping multiple colors from notifications (#145 by @xPaw)
  • Correctly display channel name in notifications (#148 by @xPaw)
  • Fix hover effect on channels in topics (#149 by @xPaw)
  • Add missing mode action to muted colors (#150 by @astorije)

v1.3.0 - 2016-03-03

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Added

  • Add hostmask in join/part/quit messages and move actions to templates (#94 by @xPaw)
  • Add a section in the README explaining why a fork was created (#95 by @almet)
  • Add the ability to let users change their password from the settings page (#57 by @diddledan)
  • Add the ability to let users set custom CSS in their settings (#83 by @xPaw)
  • Add notifications for channel invites (#127 by @astorije)
  • Allow locking network configuration (#82 by @xPaw)

Changed

  • Add target channel name in notifications (#118 by @astorije)
  • Bump grunt-contrib-uglify and pin versions of grunt-related dependencies (#119 by @astorije)
  • Switch to a power-off icon for logging out (#131 by @astorije)

Removed

Fixed

  • Fix the "Show more" button being displayed over chat messages and message paddings when join/part/quit messages are hidden (b53e5c4 by @xPaw)
  • Fix how highlights are handled and highlighted (#91 by @xPaw)
  • Fix favicon highlight on Chrome and remove Favico.js library (#100 by @xPaw)
  • Fix complete crash when refreshing a public instance, introduced by this release (#125 by @astorije)
  • Fix clickable "you" in the text of an /invite, introduced by this release (#122 by @xPaw)
  • Fix minor issues with the main HTML file (#134 by @astorije)
  • Strip control codes from notifications (#123 by @xPaw)

v1.2.1 - 2016-02-26

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Changed

Fixed

v1.2.0 - 2016-02-24

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Note that this release will reset client-side settings to their defaults. Current users will have to re-set them in the settings page. This is a conscious trade-off as the fork is rather new and there are not many settings overall.

Added

  • Add support for the /invite <nickname> <channel> command (#7 by @xPaw)
  • Add a command shorthand to invite in the current channel with /invite <nickname> (#76 by @astorije)
  • Add style linting for all CSS files in the repository (#43 by @xPaw)

Changed

  • Improve client performance by updating the users' list only when it's needed (#58 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Let the badge counter hide with a fade-out (#73 by @xPaw)
  • Update lodash dependency to the latest major version (#38 by @xPaw)
  • Use localStorage instead of cookies for client-side settings storage (#70 by @xPaw)
  • Replace Bootstrap's tooltips with CSS tooltips from GitHub's Primer (#79 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Fade long channel names in the sidebar instead of breaking to another line (#75 by @maxpoulin64)

v1.1.1 - 2016-02-19

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Changed

  • Remove compiled assets and generate them at prepublish time (#63 by @astorije)

v1.1.0 - 2016-02-19

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Added

  • Allow The Lounge to be proxied behind a /path/ URL (#27 by @gdamjan)

Changed

  • Simplify a great deal the CONTRIBUTING file (#40 by @astorije)
  • Use a Font Awesome icon for the channel closing button (#48 by @xPaw)

Removed

Fixed

  • Suppress deprecation warning for moment().zone (#37 by @deiu)
  • Fix a bug preventing the closing of a channel when the user was kicked out (#34 by @xPaw)

v1.0.2 - 2016-02-15

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Changed

  • Remove #foo channel from the default configuration file (#22 by @astorije)
  • Change the Freenode URL to chat.freenode.net in the default configuration file (#13 by @dubzi)
  • Ensure all .js files are linted (#42 by @williamboman)

Fixed

  • Hide the user list button on a server or private message window (#32 by @MaxLeiter)
  • Correctly sort the user list whenever a user joins (#33 by @xPaw)

v1.0.1 - 2016-02-14

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Changed

  • In the change log, use a permanent URL to link the previous history of The Lounge to Shout (#12 by @xPaw)
  • Update some dependencies and pin versions (#8 by @xPaw)

Fixed

  • Add missing form methods that were causing LastPass to trigger a warning (#19 by @maxpoulin64)
  • Fix comments in the configuration file (#1 by @FryDay)

v1.0.0 - 2016-02-12

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This is the first release of The Lounge, picking up where Shout v0.53.0 left off!

Added

  • Enable notifications on all messages, which can be controlled in the settings (#540 by @nickel715)
  • Add Travis CI and David DM badges on the README (#465 by @astorije)
  • Emit sent notice back to the user (#590 by @xPaw)
  • Send user agent with link expander requests (#608 by @xPaw)
  • Add a .gitattributes file to normalize line endings (#610 by @xPaw)
  • Style scrollbars (WebKit only) (#593 by @xPaw)
  • Add a badge to display the IRC channel at the top (#599 by @astorije)
  • Rotate part/quit icon for new action display (#617 by @MaxLeiter)

Changed

  • Update slate-irc to v0.8.1 (#597 by @xPaw)
  • Limit maximum height of inline images (#598 by @xPaw)
  • Use a single function to process and render messages (#596 by @xPaw)
  • Render user actions separately (#588 by @xPaw)
  • Simply parse all 0-99 IRC colors (#609 by @xPaw)
  • Tag notifications to reduce notification spam (#418 by @williamboman)
  • Change all mentions of Shout to the new name: The Lounge (#2 by @astorije)

Fixed

  • Fix initial copyright year in the LICENSE notice (#591 by @pra85)
  • Fix wrong color class on Zenburn style (#595 by @astorije)
  • Run new topic through parser when it is updated (#587 by @xPaw)
  • Fix several things on Morning and Zenburn themes (#605 by @xPaw)
  • Fix word wrap on firefox (#570 by @YaManicKill)
  • Change user buttons to a links, allowing highlighting on Firefox (#571 and #574 by @YaManicKill)

All previous changes can be found on Shout's CHANGELOG, starting at v0.53.0.