You asked for it, you got it! Build 28 (r14688) introduces Facebook Chat support! This is our first implementation so you can expect many improvements over the coming weeks. Please let us know if you run into any bugs so we can fix those too. There are several other important updates in this release. As always, you can read the entire list of new features, bug fixes, and enhancements on our Change Log. Notably:
- Facebook Chat: You can now chat with all your Facebook friends right from Digsby! This initial release includes all the basics – messaging, buddy icons, status, and status messages. We will add the ability to sync your IM status with your Facebook status and the ability to move Facebook buddies into other groups shortly! Facebook Chat is completely separate from the social network support we currently provide for Facebook so you need to add your Facebook account to the IM accounts list.
- Yahoo Mail: This build introduces an improved implementation of Yahoo Mail. Those who had trouble accessing their mail should now be able to get to it. If you use the New Yahoo Mail instead of Yahoo Mail Classic, the “Inbox”, “Compose”, and “Open” links will take you to the right interface. Lastly, international accounts now show the correct email address such as @yahoo.co.uk or @yahoo.es instead of @yahoo.com. Please let us know if the new implementation has any bugs.
- Proxy Support: All known bugs with proxy support are now resolved! We also have a suite of proxy tests now to simulate various environments before pushing new builds so it doesn’t break in the future. If you are behind a proxy you may not be able to get this auto-update but that will be a thing of the past after you download and run the latest installer from the website.
We are working diligently on finishing up the RAM optimizations, fixing the CPU spikes, and improving GUI responsiveness. We have a few highly reported bugs that we will tackle for the next build along with any that get reported about the new features. Thank you for all the feedback and enjoy the new build. If you experience any bugs please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send requests to email@example.com.