Wallops 1.1 Released

posted on thursday, february 10th, 2022 with tags mac, release, retrocomputing, and wallops

A large update to my Wallops IRC client is available:

  • wallops-1.1.sit (StuffIt 3 archive, includes source code and THINK C 5 project file)

This update includes a number of new features and bugfixes:

  • Fixes sending PONG responses to avoid server timeouts
  • Fixes a possible crash when resuming a previously backgrounded window
  • Properly (and efficiently!) avoids overflow in the main TextEdit control of activity by shifting out old lines; this happens when the number of lines, the number of characters, or the size of the drawn text is approaching its limits
  • Rewrote nick list handling making it possible to join channels with many hundreds of nicks, in addition to processing individual JOINs, PARTs, QUITs, NICK changes, MODE changes, etc. without having to re-sort and redraw the list each time
  • Adds support for IRC server passwords allowing automatic NickServ registration
  • Adds support for the /whois command and parsing most response lines seen on a few servers
  • Adds support for the /me CTCP ACTION command as well as parsing them from other users, and supports sending responses to private CTCP VERSION requests which some servers require
  • Sleeps longer between updates when the chat window is hidden in the background

Questions or comments? E-mail me or tweet at @jcs.