Kadu 2 is second version released with new versioning scheme. In this version Qt libraries have been updated from 4.x series to 5.x. New dependency injection library - Injeqt - is used in core and plugin. A lot of bugs has been fixed. Also a few small improvements had been made.
Most of our energy was spent on porting Kadu to new Qt libraries and fixing bugs. It will increase our efficiency in working on next releases. In next version, 3, more time will be spent on improving compatibility with GaduGadu and XMPP/Jabber protocol and on adding new features.
What is new?
Kadu 2 is available in following languages:
We hope to increase this list in future.
Integration with Unity - windowing system used in Ubuntu - has been greatly improved. Problematic docking plugins are disabled when Kadu detects that Unity is running. Instead indicator_docking is loaded and Kadu adds itself to messaging menu in top-right corner of the screen.
Kadu item in Unity messaging menu. Number of unread messages is displayed.
Also new plugin, unity_integration, was created. It displays number of unreas messages on Kadu icon in Unity launcher panel.
Kadu icon on Unity launcher
Most of sound issues were fixed. In Kadu 2 qt4_sound plugin was removed. It is now enough to load sound plugin. It is still possible to use external application with use of ext_sound or Phonon sound system with use of phonon_sound plugin.
New configuration options allows to open new chat window in minimized state when message was received.
New item in context menu of chat window allows to immediately send clipboard content.