New versions, plugins, random updates. Not a blog, honest.


ChatZilla 0.9.85 and XULRunner

ChatZilla 0.9.85 is BROKEN on XULRunner If you're affected, downgrade to ChatZilla 0.9.84 or upgrade to XULRunner 1.9.

The error in cmgr_add is specific to Gecko 1.8.0 and possibly earlier, and is being tracked in bug 499200.

XULRunner is very old, and may become explicitly unsupported in the future.

posted: 18 Jun 2009 21:22:39 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.80

ChatZilla 0.9.80 added drag-and-drop tabs, auto-away, and various other fixes. Gijs' blog has more details.

posted: 14 Jan 2008 11:30:00 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.79

A new version or ChatZilla has been released. ChatZilla 0.9.79:

Note: I messed up the first time I uploaded the XULRunner package for 0.9.79. If you get locale errors, reinstall or type "/update".

posted: 12 Nov 2007 18:13:59 GMT §

Attach Dialog Plugin

On request, I made a plugin that adds a simple "attach to server" dialog to ChatZilla's menu. It's on the plugins page.

On an unrelated note, I'm working on a minor site redesign. Don't expect much (it's grey!), but apologies in advance if I break stuff...

posted: 26 Jun 2007 13:18:36 GMT §

Future of ChatZilla on XULRunner

If you're interested in ChatZilla on XULRunner, you should read Silver's post "Time for a New Roadmap".

We're not sure what the right thing to do for ChatZilla is at the moment, but we're open to suggestions.

posted: 14 May 2007 18:48:30 GMT §


ChatZilla is a minor update to fix some munger (text formatting) regressions. See the previous entry for what's new in 0.9.78.

posted: 05 Apr 2007 20:39:42 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.78

It's been a while since 0.9.77. Lots of small fixes went in to 0.9.78.

In short: speel-checking, offline support, formatting fixes. And it should work in a Firefox tab again.

Firefox 2 and XULRunner users will get offered 0.9.78 automatically. Manual downloads are on my XULRunner page and ChatZilla supports Mozilla 1.0+, Firefox 1.0+, SeaMonkey 1.0+, and Flock 0.4+.

posted: 03 Apr 2007 12:16:53 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.77

ChatZilla 0.9.77 is a minor release to fix an ugly regression with the new timestamp code, and make ChatZilla work on trunk again.

posted: 23 Nov 2006 21:21:44 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.76

ChatZilla 0.9.76 is out with the following features and fixes:

The extension package for Firefox and SeaMonkey is available from the usual place, where ChatZilla is now a recommended add-on. My XULRunner package has also been updated.

posted: 13 Nov 2006 16:07:32 GMT §

Source viewer changes

I made some more updates to /trunk/. Info is in my blog post.

posted: 08 Aug 2006 11:50:09 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.75

ChatZilla 0.9.75 is out, and includes the following changes:

If you're using my XULRunner package with a recent nightly build of XULRunner, this is the first update that I'll be sending on the default update channel. If you have any feedback on the update process, feel free to tell me.

posted: 30 Jul 2006 14:14:50 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.74

ChatZilla 0.9.74 has no major new features, these things were fixed:

I also made the following changes in my XULRunner package:

posted: 26 Jun 2006 14:13:46 GMT §


XULRunner has been officially released! If you're using ChatZilla on XULRunner, you should update to Here's why:

Links to the builds are on my main XULRunner page, people using Debian XULRunner can update from unstable very soon.

posted: 15 Jun 2006 11:26:10 GMT §

New Plugin - TinyURL

Accidentally pasted a huge URL into a channel, and got shouted at? Well, not anymore... ;)

Maybe the longest plugin I've written, and certainly the one that most felt like it was turning my head inside out, TinyURL will automatically look for long URLs in outgoing messages, and replace them with short equivalents generated by It also provides a /tinyurl command for direct access to the service.

posted: 20 May 2006 15:18:49 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.73


XULRunner, Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey/Firefox/Flock

posted: 21 Apr 2006 11:05:43 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.72


The usual: official ChatZilla site for Firefox/SeaMonkey, and my XULRunner page for, well, XULRunner. (My package now contains experimental - and mostly useless - theme manager support. The magic incantation is /theme-manager.)

posted: 06 Mar 2006 00:25:32 GMT §

ChatZilla 0.9.71


You can get the Firefox/SeaMonkey package from Mozilla Addons.

There's an updated package on my XULRunner page, which includes all the above changes plus menu items for the Extension manager, the JavaScript console, and about:config.

posted: 21 Feb 2006 21:01:32 GMT §

Source viewer updated

I updated the ChatZilla Trunk source viewer. Directory listings are prettier, and there's search UI and a link to LXR on every page.

I don't know if anyone apart from me uses this, but if you do, let me know about any bugs you see.

posted: 17 Feb 2006 15:02:22 GMT §

Feed created

Most useless news item ever.

posted: 11 Feb 2006 17:50:48 GMT §