Release Notes for Version 6.0.0

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The following list is a summary of all major additions, changes, and fixes part of version 6.0.0 of the Textual IRC Client.

Performance Improvements

Textual 6 delivers performance unmatched by any of its predecessors when running on OS X El Capitan or later.
This is accomplished by laying out and rendering channel content on separate processes using WebKit2.

View Multiple Channels

Command click up to six (6) channels to view them simultaneously.

Main Window Thumbnail

Quick Select

The keyboard shortcut Command-D can be used to quickly navigate between channels.*

Channel Search

* This feature requires a Mac running OS X Yosemite or later.

Chat Filter Addon

The Chat Filter Addon received a significant overhaul.

Changes

Networking

Textual 6 supports Happy Eyeballs, a protocol for intelligently using IPv6 when available.

A preference to prefer IPv4 has been added to the Network Socket section of Server Properties.

Other Additions

Other Changes

Fixes

Addon Backwards Compatibility

Textual 6 breaks some addons. This section of the release notes describes what it breaks and how to fix them.

Styles

Some custom styles built for Textual 5 will not work correctly with Textual 6 without modification.

To view modifications that need to be made, see this knowledge base article for more information.

Scripts

All scripts built for Textual 5 will work with Textual 6 without modification.

Plugins

All plugins built for Textual 5 will not work with Textual 6 without modification.

Plugins that are bundled with Textual, such as Blowfish Encryption, Caffeine, and Wiki-style Link Parser; have already been modified to support Textual 6.

Enter /getscripts into the main input text field to install the latest version of those plugins.

Other plugins require modification. To view modifications that need to be made, see this knowledge base article.

Filters

All filters added to Textual 5 will work with Textual 6 without modification.

 
Last modified: August 02, 2017
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