Adium, the open source multi-service IM client on Mac OS X, has reached a new milestone with a 1.4 release. New in this version includes Twitter and IRC support, improved group chat and bookmarks, updated to use libpurple 2.6.6 library, tons of bug fixes. Adium 1.4 now requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher.
Besides Twitter and IRC, Adium supports other popular chat networks such as AIM, iChat, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, Facebook Chat etc. Download Adium 1.4.
Adium, the much beloved open source chat software on the Mac, released the [first beta for version 1.4](http://adium.im/blog/2009/05/14-beta-134-release/) on Monday. Major additions include the integration of Twitter and IRC. These are good news indeed for Adium users as these features are much sought after.
Adium 1.4 works under Mac OS X 10.5 only, so no luck if you are still running Tiger. And [the beta page](http://beta.adium.im/) includes an impressive long list of changes and new features.
As with all beta software, please expect bugs.
Adium 1.3 is released, it is a major version upgrade which took seven months to develop. Among the changes are improvement to performance and memory usage, Facebook chat support, improved MSN chat support with personal messages, and a revamped Contact Inspector user interface (previously Get Info Window) with live contact search. Check out the list of new features and changes.
Download from Adium website or through Adium’s build-in updater if you have old version installed.
For those not in the know, Adium is a popular free multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Mac. You can use it to chat with anyone from AOL, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, MSN etc. It is based on the libpurple framework which is also used by the other popular IM program Pidgin for Linux/Windows.