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Monday, June 26 2017

Fset plugin

A new plugin called "fset" (Fast Set) has been added: a built-in and highly customizable replacement for the script iset.pl, with tons of new features!

It has the same features as iset.pl:

  • list options in a dedicated buffer
  • filter options by file, section, name, value or changed options
  • all colors can be customized
  • bar with help on currently selected option
  • different color for values changed
  • display of inherited values
  • keys and input to toggle, add/sub, set, reset and unset options
  • mouse actions on buffer.

And it comes with many new features:

  • flexible format using evaluated expression and automatic size for columns
  • options can be displayed on multiple lines
  • integrated with /set command, using conditions (option fset.look.condition_catch_set)
  • advanced filtering: by type, by changed value (filter on name or value), and using an evaluated condition
  • sort of options (fset.look.sort)
  • append to value
  • mark of options, group actions
  • export of options in a file.

Screenshot (click for full size):


Sunday, June 25 2017

Version 1.9

Version 1.9 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

New major features in this release:

  • improve speed of nicklist bar item callback
  • add auto scroll of buflist bar with new option buflist.look.auto_scroll
  • add option buflist.format.name
  • add variables ${format_name}, ${current_buffer} and ${merged} in buflist
  • display a warning in buflist when the script buffers.pl is loaded
  • add server/channel pointers in trigger IRC callbacks
  • add API functions config_option_get_string and hdata_compare
  • fix bind of Space key
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • buflist.format.name
  • buflist.look.auto_scroll

New keys:

  • F1/F2: scroll buflist bar

Saturday, May 13 2017

Version 1.8

Version 1.8 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add option weechat.completion.nick_case_sensitive
  • add wilcard matching operator, cut of string and ternary operator in evaluation of expressions
  • add resize of window parents with /window resize (h/v)size
  • add plugin "buflist" (bar with list of buffers)
  • add arraylist and dynamic string functions in API
  • add option "open" in command /server
  • add signal "irc_server_lag_changed" and store the lag in the server buffer (local variable)
  • add aspell options to control delimiters in suggestions
  • add option "-include" in commands /allchan, /allpv and /allserv
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • aspell.color.suggestion_delimiter_dict
  • aspell.color.suggestion_delimiter_word
  • aspell.look.suggestion_delimiter_dict
  • aspell.look.suggestion_delimiter_word
  • weechat.completion.nick_case_sensitive

Options changed:

  • option aspell.color.suggestions renamed to aspell.color.suggestion

Options removed:

  • script.scripts.url_force_https (now the option script.scripts.url uses HTTPS by default)

New keys:

  • in mouse context:
    • control key + wheel on buflist bar: change current buffer
    • mouse buttons on buflist bar: change current buffer or move buffers in list

Saturday, April 22 2017

Version 1.7.1

Version 1.7.1 is available, it fixes a security problem: a crash can happen in IRC plugin when parsing the filename received via DCC.

Upgrade is recommended for all users.

Sunday, January 15 2017

Version 1.7

Version 1.7 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add option weechat.look.align_multiline_words
  • add option "time" in command /debug
  • add infos "uptime" and "pid"
  • add optional arguments in completion template
  • add irc server option "usermode"
  • add tag "self_msg" on self messages
  • add configuration file fifo.conf for fifo plugin
  • add option "-oc" in command /exec
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • fifo.file.enabled
  • fifo.file.path
  • irc.server_default.usermode (and same option in servers)
  • weechat.look.align_multiline_words

Options changed:

  • option plugins.var.fifo.fifo renamed to fifo.file.enabled (type changed from string to boolean)

Sunday, October 2 2016

Version 1.6

Version 1.6 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add optional argument "lowest", "highest" or level mask in command /input hotlist_clear
  • add option "cycle" in command /buffer
  • add "extra" argument to evaluate extra variables in function string_eval_expression()
  • add option relay.network.allow_empty_password
  • add support for one-time triggers
  • rename server options "default_msg_{kick|part|quit}" to "msg_{kick|part|quit}", evaluate them
  • allow escape of comma in command "init" (weechat relay protocol)
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • relay.network.allow_empty_password
  • option "post_action" in each trigger

Options changed:

  • server options "default_msg_{kick|part|quit}" renamed to "msg_{kick|part|quit}"

Sunday, May 1 2016

Version 1.5

Version 1.5 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add support of functions in API function "hook_process"
  • move of nick coloring options from irc plugin to core
  • move irc bar item "away" to core
  • add pointer in callbacks used in scripting API
  • add option irc.network.sasl_fail_unavailable
  • add Portuguese translations
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • irc.network.sasl_fail_unavailable

Options changed:

  • irc.look.nick_color_force moved to weechat.look.nick_color_force
  • irc.look.nick_color_hash moved to weechat.look.nick_color_hash
  • irc.look.nick_color_stop_chars moved to weechat.look.nick_color_stop_chars
  • irc.look.item_away_message moved to weechat.look.item_away_message
  • irc.color.item_away moved to weechat.color.item_away

Sunday, January 10 2016

Version 1.4

Version 1.4 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add a parent name in options, display inherited values if null in /set output
  • add option weechat.look.paste_auto_add_newline
  • add /fifo command
  • track real names using extended-join and WHO (IRC)
  • add support of SNI (Server Name Indication) in SSL connection to IRC server
  • add support of IRC "cap-notify" capability
  • add IRC command /cap
  • add hex dump of messages in raw buffer when debug is enabled for irc plugin
  • add option relay.irc.backlog_since_last_message
  • add option script.scripts.download_timeout
  • add scripts to build Debian packages
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • relay.irc.backlog_since_last_message
  • script.scripts.download_timeout
  • weechat.color.chat_value_null
  • weechat.look.paste_auto_add_newline

Options changed:

  • irc.network.alternate_nick moved into IRC servers (irc.server.xxx.nicks_alternate)

Friday, December 25 2015

Inherited option values

Options can now have a parent option, and the value of option inherits from parent when it is null (if null is allowed).

For now, only IRC server options (irc.server.<name>.xxx) are inheriting from parent options (irc.server_default.<name>.xxx).

The command /set shows the inherited value (and the default inherited if the value is set to null). Script iset.pl has been updated as well (version 4.0 supports this feature, and is compatible with old WeeChat).

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Screenshot of this new feature (click for full size):


Monday, August 24 2015

Hex dump in IRC raw buffer

Hex dump of IRC messages can now be displayed in raw buffer, this can be useful to debug problems with charsets or some special chars.

It is displayed if debug is set with a level >= 2 for the irc plugin, for example: /debug set irc 2.

Screenshot (click for full size):


Sunday, August 16 2015

Version 1.3

Version 1.3 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • keep scroll after interactive search in buffer
  • add optional confirmation on /upgrade
  • add signal "signal_sighup"
  • add IRC options irc.color.topic_current, irc.network.channel_encode
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • irc.color.topic_current
  • irc.network.channel_encode
  • weechat.look.confirm_upgrade
  • weechat.look.key_grab_delay

Options changed:

  • script.scripts.dir renamed to script.scripts.path

Keys changed:

  • in search context (ctrl-R):
    • ctrl-R: search text/regex here (at scroll position)
    • ctrl-J / ctrl-M / Enter: stop search here (at scroll position)
    • ctrl-Q: stop search and scroll to bottom of buffer

Sunday, May 10 2015

Version 1.2

Version 1.2 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add options to customize word chars (for detecting word boundaries)
  • add a welcome message on first WeeChat run
  • add options to customize quoted messages (in cursor mode)
  • add support of environment variables in evaluated expressions
  • add support of IRC SASL mechanism "ecdsa-nist256p-challenge"
  • add support of SHA-256 and SHA-512 algorithms in IRC server option "ssl_fingerprint"
  • add support of IRC capability "account-notify"
  • remove "freenode" server from default config
  • new script plugin for javascript
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • irc.server_default.sasl_key (and same option in servers)
  • plugins.var.javascript.check_license
  • weechat.look.quote_nick_prefix
  • weechat.look.quote_nick_suffix
  • weechat.look.quote_time_format
  • weechat.look.word_chars_highlight
  • weechat.look.word_chars_input

Sunday, May 3 2015

Ubuntu repositories

Starting from today, 8 new chroots have been added for automatic builds of weechat-devel on Ubuntu (and some manual builds of stable version).

Here's the full list of repositories (amd64/i386 for Debian/Ubuntu, armhf for Raspbian):

  • Debian sid (unstable): devel
  • Debian stretch (testing): devel
  • Debian jessie (stable): devel + 1.1.1
  • Debian wheezy (oldstable): devel + 1.1.1
  • Debian squeeze (oldoldstable): devel + 1.1.1
  • Ubuntu vivid (15.04) (new): devel
  • Ubuntu utopic (14.10) (new): devel + 1.1.1
  • Ubuntu trusty (14.04) (new): devel + 1.1.1
  • Ubuntu precise (12.04) (new): devel + 1.1.1
  • Raspbian wheezy (oldstable): devel + 1.1.1

Repositories are visible on: https://weechat.org/download/debian/

Saturday, March 14 2015

New plugin Javascript

A new plugin called "javascript" has been added to WeeChat. You can now load and execute Javascript scripts in WeeChat!

This plugin uses Google's v8 engine.

WeeChat now supports Python, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Guile and Javascript!

To load/unload JS scripts, you can use the /script or /javascript command.

An example of script is available here: https://weechat.org/files/temp/scripts/example.js.

Sunday, February 8 2015


The support of a new SASL mechanism called "ecdsa-nist256p-challenge" has been added three weeks ago.
This new mechanism uses a challenge with public/private key, so no password is required to connect.

Instructions to configure and use this mechanism are in user's guide: https://weechat.org/doc/devel/user/en/#irc_sasl_authentication.

Important notes:

  • GnuTLS ≥ 3.0.21 is required.
  • This mechanism can only be used on servers supporting it (for example servers using atheme, like freenode).

Sunday, January 25 2015

Version 1.1.1

Version 1.1.1 is available!

This is a bug fix and maintenance release, see ChangeLog for detail.

Sunday, January 11 2015

Version 1.1

Version 1.1 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • complete inline commands in input
  • allow incomplete commands if unambiguous
  • improve speed of completions
  • add bar item and signals for mouse status
  • use bar conditions on root bars
  • add option "reorder" in command /server
  • open irc channel buffers before the join is received from server
  • add server option "sasl_fail"
  • add support for color codes 16-99 in IRC messages
  • disable SSLv3 by default
  • add support of IRC capability "extended-join"
  • add options "stop" and "start" in command /relay
  • use HTTPS by default in script plugin for downloads
  • add option "restore" in command /trigger
  • evaluate and replace regex groups at same time in trigger (new and incompatible format)
  • many bugs fixed.

New options:

  • irc.look.buffer_open_before_autojoin
  • irc.look.buffer_open_before_join
  • irc.look.temporary_servers
  • irc.server_default.sasl_fail
  • relay.network.ssl_priorities
  • script.scripts.url_force_https
  • weechat.look.command_incomplete
  • weechat.look.item_mouse_status
  • weechat.color.status_mouse
  • weechat.completion.command_inline

Sunday, September 28 2014

Version 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 is available!

This is a bug fix and maintenance release, see ChangeLog for detail.

Friday, August 15 2014

Version 1.0

Yay, version 1.0 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • plugin "trigger": Swiss Army knife for WeeChat (replaces "rmodifier" plugin) (see this post)
  • plugin "exec": execute external commands (replaces script "shell.py") (see this post)
  • bare display: easy click on long URLs and text selection with mouse (see this post)
  • support of environment variables in /set command
  • hidden buffers
  • negated tags in filters
  • toggle of filters in specific buffers
  • flexible conditions for adding/removing buffers in hotlist
  • text search in buffers with free content
  • support of wildcard "*" inside masks
  • support of nested variables in evaluated expressions
  • tag with host in IRC messages displayed
  • support of "away-notify" IRC capability
  • IRC commands: /allpv, /remove, /unquiet
  • bar items: buffer_short_name, irc_nick_modes
  • unit tests

New options:

  • irc.color.item_nick_modes
  • irc.look.join_auto_add_chantype
  • relay.network.clients_purge_delay
  • weechat.color.status_nicklist_count
  • weechat.look.bare_display_exit_on_input
  • weechat.look.bare_display_time_format
  • weechat.look.hotlist_add_conditions (replaces weechat.look.hotlist_add_buffer_if_away)
  • weechat.look.hotlist_remove

Options changed:

  • irc.look.item_channel_modes_hide_key renamed to irc.look.item_channel_modes_hide_args

New keys:

  • alt-"-": toggle filters in current buffer
  • alt-"l" (L): bare display
  • alt-"j", alt-"f": jump to first buffer

Friday, March 28 2014

Source code of weechat.org

The source code of weechat.org is now available on GitHub: https://github.com/weechat/weechat.org.

It is written in Python and uses Django, and gettext for translations.

Designers, Python/Django developers and especially translators are welcome!

Saturday, March 15 2014

Exec plugin

A new plugin called "exec" has been added, with command /exec.

The command /exec can execute external commands and display output in WeeChat.

It is similar to /shell (script shell.py), with major improvements:

  • run many commands at once,
  • send signals to commands,
  • send data on stdin of a command,
  • line numbers in output,
  • ANSI color support,
  • command timeout.

Other features coming soon: pipe output to WeeChat command or hsignal (to use in a trigger).

Monday, March 3 2014

Git repositories moved to GitHub

WeeChat git repositories (weechat, scripts, qweechat) have been moved to GitHub, in WeeChat organization: http://github.com/weechat.
The git repositories on savannah are not updated any more (and will be removed in near future).

The GitHub issue tracker can now be used to report bugs and ask for feature requests.
If the bug/task already exists in Savannah, you can complete/discuss it on Savannah, no need to open a new one on GitHub.

Pull requests are welcome in all repositories, including scripts (except for adding a script, the form on weechat.org must be used).

A page with examples of triggers has been added in weechat wiki.

Sunday, February 16 2014

Bare display

A "bare" display mode has been added. This special mode displays only the current buffer, and no bars around (no title, nicklist, status, input, ...).
It is designed for easy selection of text and click on long URLs (which are not broken at the end of lines, because ncurses is disabled in this mode).

A new key has been added: alt-"l" (use /key missing to add the key), or this command: /key bind meta-l /window bare.
You can also use a delay in seconds with command /window bare, for example 5 seconds: /window bare 5.

Two options have been added:

  • weechat.look.bare_display_exit_on_input (default: on): by default any changes in input will return to standard display
  • weechat.look.bare_display_time_format (default: "%H:%M"): the format of time used in bare display.

Bare display looks like this (click for full size):


Monday, February 10 2014

Trigger plugin

A new plugin called "trigger" has been added.

This plugin can hook many things:

  • signal
  • hsignal
  • modifier
  • print
  • command
  • command_run
  • timer
  • config
  • focus

When the callback is called, trigger can:

  • check some conditions (to execute the trigger or not), which are evaluated (see /help eval)
  • replace some text using regular expression(s)
  • execute command(s)
  • have a custom return code.

Example of things you can do with trigger:

  • notification, for example beep on highlight/private message (it can replace script beep.pl or other scripts)
  • hide passwords in commands/messages (it will replace rmodifier plugin)
  • change content of messages displayed
  • change things displayed (nicklist, ...) when terminal becomes small
  • regularly save config files (with a timer)
  • ...

Help is available with /help trigger.

Some examples of triggers can be found on GitHub WeeChat wiki.

Sunday, February 9 2014

Version 0.4.3

Version 0.4.3 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • new command /print
  • logical and/or for tags in /filter and hook_print
  • gaps in buffer numbers (see this post)
  • support of italic text
  • new options to customize default text search in buffers
  • use of IRC monitor command for /notify (if available on server)
  • new IRC server option "ssl_fingerprint"
  • new option to smart-filter IRC mode messages
  • new option for default IRC ban mask
  • support of IPv6 for DCC chat/file (see this post)
  • auto check CRC32 of files received with DCC (see this post)

New options:

  • irc.look.notice_welcome_tags
  • irc.look.smart_filter_mode
  • irc.network.ban_mask_default
  • irc.network.lag_max
  • irc.server.xxx.default_msg_kick
  • irc.server.xxx.ssl_fingerprint
  • weechat.look.buffer_auto_renumber
  • weechat.look.buffer_position
  • weechat.look.buffer_search_case_sensitive
  • weechat.look.buffer_search_force_default
  • weechat.look.buffer_search_regex
  • weechat.look.buffer_search_where
  • weechat.look.item_buffer_zoom
  • weechat.look.tab_width
  • weechat.look.window_auto_zoom
  • xfer.file.auto_check_crc32

Options changed:

  • irc.look.highlight_tags renamed to irc.look.highlight_tags_restrict
  • weechat.look.set_title renamed to weechat.look.window_title

New keys:

  • ctrl-C, "v": reverse video (replaces ctrl-C, "r")
  • ctrl-C, "_": underlined text (replaces ctrl-C, "u")

Thursday, January 9 2014

CRC32 and IPv6 in xfer plugin

CRC32 and IPv6 are now supported in xfer plugin!

For CRC32, a new option has been added:

  • xfer.file.auto_check_crc32 (boolean, off by default): when enabled, if the filename has a CRC32 (8 hexadecimal chars with delimiters around), the CRC32 of file content is checked and the result is displayed in xfer buffer (with error in core buffer if the CRC32 is wrong).

For IPv6, everything is automatic; it works for DCC file and chat.

Note for C plugin developers: the function "weechat_network_connect_to" has been modified to be used with IPv6. See the plugin API reference for more info.

A big thanks to Andrew Potter for the patches!


Wednesday, December 11 2013

Auto renumber of buffers

Auto renumber of buffers can now be disabled.

Two options have been added:

  • weechat.look.buffer_auto_renumber
  • weechat.look.buffer_position

A bar item has beed added as well:

  • buffer_last_number

When auto renumber is disabled, gaps between buffer numbers are allowed and the first buffer can have a number greater than 1.

Following options for command /buffer are affected when auto renumber is off:

  • move:
    • the current number will be left free for use, and the target number can be any number >= 1 (possibly higher than the current last buffer number)
    • the value can be "-" (which moves the buffer to number 1) or "+" (which moves the buffer to the end, ie last number + 1)
  • swap:
    • now the buffers are swapped in the list without being "moved"
  • (+/-)N:
    • it is now working with gaps in buffer numbers
  • merge:
    • it can now merge a group of merged buffers into another buffer (or buffers merged themselves)

Sunday, October 6 2013

Version 0.4.2

Version 0.4.2 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • rename binary from "weechat-curses" to "weechat" (with symbolic link "weechat-curses" for compatibility) (see this post)
  • add secured data (encryption of passwords or private data), new command /secure, new file sec.conf (see this post)
  • search of regular expression in buffer with text emphasis, in prefixes, messages or both (see this post)
  • add option "scroll_beyond_end" for command /window
  • add optional buffer context in bar items (for example to display bitlbee nicklist in a root bar)
  • new options weechat.look.hotlist_{prefix|suffix}
  • new option weechat.look.key_bind_safe to prevent any key binding error from user
  • new option weechat.network.proxy_curl to use a proxy when downloading URLs with curl
  • display day change message dynamically
  • support of wildcards in IRC commands (de)op/halfop/voice
  • new option irc.look.notice_welcome_redirect to redirect channel welcome notices to the channel buffer
  • new option irc.look.nick_color_hash: new hash algorithm to find nick colors (variant of djb2)
  • add info about things defined by a script in the detailed view of script (/script show)
  • support of enchant library in aspell plugin

New options:

  • aspell.color.suggestions
  • irc.look.nick_color_hash
  • irc.look.notice_welcome_redirect
  • irc.look.pv_tags
  • sec.crypt.cipher
  • sec.crypt.hash_algo
  • sec.crypt.passphrase_file
  • sec.crypt.salt
  • weechat.color.chat_day_change
  • weechat.color.emphasized
  • weechat.color.emphasized_bg
  • weechat.look.emphasized_attributes
  • weechat.look.hotlist_prefix
  • weechat.look.hotlist_suffix
  • weechat.look.key_bind_safe
  • weechat.network.proxy_curl
  • xfer.look.pv_tags

Options changed:

  • aspell.look.color renamed to aspell.color.misspelled
  • weechat.look.day_change_time_format split into two options: weechat.look.day_change_message_1date and weechat.look.day_change_message_2dates

New keys:

  • in search context (ctrl-R):
    • ctrl-I (tab): search in prefixes, messages or both
    • ctrl-R: search text/regex
    • alt-c: case (in)sensitive search

Saturday, August 17 2013

Search with regex and text emphasis

When searching text in buffer (with ctrl-R), the matching text in lines is now emphasized, even if there are color codes in the line.

The search has been improved: it is now possible to search with a regular expression, and select where to search: in messages (default), prefixes or prefixes+messages.

The default key for search is still ctrl+R and keys have been added/changed in the search context:

  • ctrl-R: switch search type: string/regex
  • alt-c: switch exact case for search
  • tab: switch search in messages/prefixes

The new search prompt in input bar looks like this: [Search (~ str,msg)]

Short description of content:

  • ~: case insensitive search (default)
  • ==: case sensitive search
  • str: search string (default)
  • regex: search regular expression
  • msg: search in messages (default)
  • pre: search in prefixes
  • pre|msg: search in prefixes and messages

Happy search!


Sunday, August 4 2013

Secured data

Secured data has been added to WeeChat: you can now encrypt your passwords or private data in a new configuration file called "sec.conf".

This configuration file is read before any other file, and the values stored inside can be used in various WeeChat or plugins/scripts options.

To add secured data, you just have to set a passphrase (not mandatory, but recommended: this will encrypt data in sec.conf instead of plain text), and then add data, for example :

/secure passphrase this is my passphrase
/secure set freenode mypassword

And then you can use that in a server password, for example :

/set irc.server.freenode.sasl_password "${sec.data.freenode}"

For more info, see /help secure.

Options for encryption

You can use different cipher/hash algorithms, by setting following options:

  • sec.crypt.hash_algo: algorithm for hash: sha224, sha256 (default), sha384, sha512
  • sec.crypt.cipher: cipher: aes128, aes192, aes256 (default)
  • sec.crypt.salt: use salt (recommended for maximum security)
  • sec.crypt.passphrase_file: file with the passphrase (optional)

Note: the cipher block mode is CFB.

The encryption

It is done in 3 steps:

  1. derive a key from the passphrase (with optional salt)
  2. compute hash of data to encrypt
  3. encrypt the hash + data (output is: salt + encrypted hash/data)

The result is put as hexadecimal string in file sec.conf.

The decryption

It is done in 3 steps:

  1. derive a key using salt and passphrase
  2. decrypt hash + data
  3. check that decrypted hash == hash of data

Friday, August 2 2013

Binary and man page renamed

WeeChat binary and man page have been renamed from "weechat-curses" to "weechat".

You can read important info about that in release notes.

Wednesday, June 26 2013

Happy birthday WeeChat!

Happy birthday WeeChat, 10 years old!

I would like to thank all contributors for the help with translations, patches and ideas of features.
All contributions and donations are much appreciated!

Monday, May 20 2013

Version 0.4.1

Version 0.4.1 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • multiple layouts support (see this post)
  • nick prefix/suffix are now dynamic (and managed by core instead of irc plugin) (see this post)
  • unmask irc join if nick speaks some minutes after the join (see this post)
  • new option irc.look.display_join_message to disable some messages after joining a channel
  • new option irc.look.pv_buffer to automatically merge private buffers
  • add support of UHNAMES
  • add DH-AES encryption method for SASL
  • multiple irc servers allowed on same port for irc protocol in relay plugin
  • add WebSocket server support (RFC 6455) in relay plugin (for irc and weechat protocols) (see this post)
  • send nicklist diff in relay plugin (weechat protocol)
  • add control of autoload for scripts
  • optimizations in aspell plugin

New options:

  • irc.look.display_join_message
  • irc.look.nicks_hide_password (old option: irc.look.hide_nickserv_pwd)
  • irc.look.pv_buffer
  • irc.look.smart_filter_join_unmask
  • irc.network.lag_reconnect (old option: irc.network.lag_disconnect)
  • logger.file.nick_prefix
  • logger.file.nick_suffix
  • relay.network.websocket_allowed_origins
  • script.scripts.autoload
  • weechat.color.chat_nick_prefix
  • weechat.color.chat_nick_suffix
  • weechat.look.nick_prefix
  • weechat.look.nick_suffix
  • weechat.look.prefix_align_more_after
  • weechat.look.prefix_buffer_align_more_after
  • xfer.file.auto_accept_nicks

Wednesday, May 1 2013

Dynamic nick prefix/suffix

The prefix and suffix for nicks are now dynamic and not specific to irc plugin.

IRC options have been moved to core:

  • irc.look.nick_prefix moved to weechat.look.nick_prefix
  • irc.look.nick_suffix moved to weechat.look.nick_suffix
  • irc.color.nick_prefix moved to weechat.color.chat_nick_prefix
  • irc.color.nick_suffix moved to weechat.color.chat_nick_suffix

The prefix/suffix and colors are now applied on messages already displayed (because they are not stored any more in prefix of lines).

Two options have been added in logger plugin, to use a prefix/suffix for nicks (optional, empty by default):

  • logger.file.nick_prefix
  • logger.file.nick_suffix

You can find more information in release notes.

Sunday, March 17 2013

Multiple layouts

Support of multiple layouts has been added.

The command /layout now supports a name for actions save/apply/reset.

New options have been added:

  • leave: leave current layout (it will not update any layout)
  • rename: rename a layout

The output of /layout has been improved, especially the tree of windows:

Saved layouts:
    1. core.weechat
    1. irc.server.local
    2. irc.local.#test
    3. irc.local.#test2
  desktop (current layout):
    1. core.weechat
    1. irc.server.local
    2. irc.local.#test
    3. irc.local.#test2
    \== 40% (splith)
      |-- irc.local.#test
      |== 50% (splitv)
        |-- irc.server.local
        |-- irc.local.#test2

Sunday, February 17 2013

The IRC smart filter... even smarter!

A new option has been added for the IRC smart filter: irc.look.smart_filter_join_unmask, with default value 30 (in minutes).

IRC plugin will automatically unmask a filtered join of a nick, if he spoke within N minutes after the join (N being the value of new option irc.look.smart_filter_join_unmask). Moreover, nick changes are tracked, and will be unmasked with the join.

Events triggering the unmask of join are: a message (can be CTCP), a notice or an update of topic.

Wednesday, February 13 2013

Debian/Raspbian repositories

A Raspbian repository has been added for Raspberry Pi (thanks to Nils G. for building the packages every night).

The existing Debian repositories are being moved from flashtux.org to weechat.org, like the new Raspbian one. Repositories on weechat.org are already available, therefore it is recommended to use them now.

IMPORTANT: the WeeChat packages on debian.flashtux.org are still built every night, but they will be definitely removed on 2013-03-01.

A new section has been added on download page with a summary of all repositories: https://weechat.org/download/debian/.


Sunday, February 10 2013

WebSocket in relay plugin

Websocket has been added in relay plugin, for IRC and WeeChat protocols.

It is an experimental and partial implementation of RFC 6455: fragmentation and control frames are not yet supported.

The relay plugin automatically detects WebSocket handshake and if everything is OK (origin allowed and required headers received), an answer to handshake is sent and then socket is ready to send/receive WebSocket frames.

Text and binary data are supported, so IRC (text/text) and WeeChat (text/binary) protocols are supported.

Screenshot (click for full size):


Tuesday, February 5 2013

Test script for relay protocol

A test script called testproto.py has been added in QWeeChat to test the relay protocol with WeeChat. This script runs in terminal and does not require Qt.

Script is located in path src/qweechat/weechat/testproto.py of QWeeChat repository.

Screenshot (click for full size):


Sunday, January 20 2013

Version 0.4.0

Version 0.4.0 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add option "diff" for command /set, display default values in output of /set
  • add color support in prefix options
  • add command /eval, use expression in conditions for bars
  • connect by default with IPv6 to servers with fallback to IPv4
  • add aspell suggestions
  • add support of tags in irc messages and "server-time" capability (see this post)
  • add irc command /quiet
  • add support of IPv6 in relay plugin
  • add backlog for irc protocol in relay plugin (see this post)
  • display remote IP address for DCC chat/file in xfer plugin
  • add git version in build (see this post)

New options:

  • aspell.check.suggestions
  • irc.network.alternate_nick
  • irc.network.whois_double_nick
  • relay.network.ipv6
  • relay.irc.backlog_minutes
  • relay.irc.backlog_max_number
  • relay.irc.backlog_since_last_disconnect
  • relay.irc.backlog_tags
  • relay.irc.backlog_time_format

Monday, December 24 2012

Backlog for irc protocol in relay

Backlog has been added for irc protocol in relay plugin.

The relay plugin now supports server capability "server-time", to include the messages time as tag (not in the message itself).

5 new options have been added:

  • relay.irc.backlog_max_minutes
  • relay.irc.backlog_max_number
  • relay.irc.backlog_since_last_disconnect
  • relay.irc.backlog_tags
  • relay.irc.backlog_time_format

Enjoy, and merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19 2012

Git version in build

The git version (output of "git describe") has been added to WeeChat build. This version is displayed in /version (or /v), and is returned in IRC CTCP ("version" and "finger").

Note: the git version is set only when building a development version (not a stable release).

This is useful if you help people and want to know the exact version.



Tuesday, November 27 2012

Tags in IRC messages

Tags in IRC messages are now supported (in development version, planned for version 0.4.0), following this specification: http://ircv3.atheme.org/specification/message-tags-3.2.

The tag "time" is now read and is used to set the time for the message displayed.

The "znc" IRC bouncer is using this tag with the capability "znc.in/server-time-iso" (name should change in the next release). For example if you are using a server called "znc" in WeeChat, you can do:

/set irc.server.znc.capabilities "znc.in/server-time-iso"

Note: with znc 1.0, the server capability was "znc.in/server-time". With znc git > 1.0, the capability is "znc.in/server-time-iso".

Some info about capability "server-time": https://github.com/atheme/ircv3-specifications/blob/master/extensions/server-time-3.2.

Sunday, November 18 2012


Version is available, it fixes a security problem: untrusted command for function hook_process could lead to execution of commands, because of shell expansions.

Upgrade is highly recommended for all users.

Friday, November 9 2012


Version is available, it fixes a security problem (buffer overflow when decoding IRC colors in strings).

Upgrade is recommended for all users.

Saturday, September 29 2012

Version 0.3.9

Version 0.3.9 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add plugin "script" (replacement of weeget.py and script.pl) (see this post)
  • add support of SSL in relay plugin (see this post)
  • add color for offline nicks
  • add system resource limits for WeeChat process
  • add zoom on merged buffer (default key: alt+"x")
  • add "Day changed to" in logger backlog
  • add command line option "-r" (or "--run-command") to run command(s) after startup of WeeChat
  • add option "swap" for command /buffer
  • generate alternate IRC nicks dynamically (when all nicks are already in use)
  • fix rejoin of password protected IRC channels
  • fix freeze in irc and relay plugins with sockets
  • fix color of long lines (displayed on more than one line on screen) under FreeBSD
  • allow update for some variables of hdata
  • add japanese user's guide, scripting guide and tester's guide

New options:

  • weechat.startup.sys_rlimit
  • weechat.look.jump_smart_back_to_buffer
  • weechat.look.window_separator_horizontal
  • weechat.look.window_separator_vertical
  • weechat.look.color_nick_offline
  • weechat.color.chat_nick_offline_highlight
  • weechat.color.chat_nick_offline_highlight_bg
  • aspell.check.enabled
  • irc.look.ctcp_time_format
  • relay.network.ssl_cert_key
  • relay.color.client

Options changed:

  • weechat.look.nickmode renamed as irc.look.nick_mode (new type: integer with values: none/prefix/action/both)
  • weechat.look.nickmode_empty renamed as irc.look.nick_mode_empty

Options removed:

  • irc.look.item_channel_modes

New keys:

  • meta-x = "/input zoom_merged_buffer" (zoom on merged buffer)
  • meta-s = "/mute aspell toggle" (toggle aspell)

Note: to add missing keys, you can use command /key missing

Tuesday, August 14 2012

Scripts manager

A new scripts manager has been added, the plugin is called "script" and provides the /script command.

This plugin will replace two scripts: weeget.py (the current scripts manager) and script.pl (providing a /script command to load/unload/reload scripts for any language).

The new /script command is similar to command /weeget with some minor differences (see /help script for more info).

The plugin provides a buffer with list of scripts in repository, which makes installation or removal of scripts very fast: just press alt+i on this buffer, and the script is installed! Not satisfied with the script? Key alt+r and the script is gone!

The buffer allows you to search string in scripts (description, tags, ...) and to sort scripts with many keys. Columns displayed can be fully customized (order, columns displayed), as well as colors.

For list of options, just do: /set script.*

List of scripts (click for full size):

Script plugin: list of scripts

Detail of a script (click for full size): Script plugin: detail of a script


Friday, July 27 2012

SSL in Relay plugin

SSL support has been added in Relay plugin, for irc and weechat protocols.

A new option has been added to set the certificate and private key to use:

  • relay.network.ssl_cert_key: path to file with certificate and private key (default: ~/.weechat/ssl/relay.pem)

The file can be created with following commands:

$ mkdir -p ~/.weechat/ssl
$ cd ~/.weechat/ssl
$ openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout relay.pem -x509 -days 365 -out relay.pem

In WeeChat :

/relay sslcertkey

And add relays with SSL, for example:

/relay add ssl.irc.freenode 8001
/relay add ssl.weechat 9001

And now WeeChat will serve clients on these ports using SSL, enjoy!

Sunday, June 3 2012

Version 0.3.8

Version 0.3.8 is available!

As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.

Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).

New major features in this release:

  • add terminal "bracketed paste mode" (see this post)
  • add IRC "external" SASL mechanism
  • improve parsing of IRC channel modes (do not send extra command "MODE" to server)
  • follow symbolic links for configuration files (*.conf)
  • new option weechat.look.prefix_same_nick (hide same prefix for multiple consecutive messages from same nick)
  • add colors for backlog lines
  • redirect IRC messages from clients to hide output (relay plugin, IRC protocol)
  • add a connection timeout for child process in hook_connect
  • fix display bugs and crashs with small windows
  • fix truncated configuration files (zero-length) after system crash

New options:

  • logger.color.backlog_line
  • logger.color.backlog_end
  • weechat.look.paste_bracketed
  • weechat.look.paste_bracketed_timer_delay
  • weechat.look.prefix_same_nick
  • weechat.network.connection_timeout

Options changed:

  • weechat.look.prefix_align_more (from boolean to string)
  • weechat.look.prefix_buffer_align_more (from boolean to string)

New keys:

  • meta2-200~ = "/input paste_start" (start of bracketed paste)
  • meta2-201~ = "/input paste_stop" (end of bracketed paste)

Note: to add missing keys, you can use command /key missing

Sunday, March 25 2012

4000 commits

I just made the 4000th commit for WeeChat, which is also the 600th commit for the past 12 months!

Commits by range: month: 56 year: 600 total: 4000

New page with statistics about Git repositories (core and scripts): https://weechat.org/dev/stats/

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