Beta Testers Wanted for 2.0.4

If you want to test 2.0.4, please send an email to with the subject line “BETA: 2.0.4”. I want to make sure everyone who has had connection issues can use Monal.

In the body of the email you will have to include your device ID (UDID)

Locating a Unique Device ID with iTunes 7.7 or later
To do this, connect your device to your Mac and launch iTunes. In iTunes, select your device in the ‘Devices’ section and navigate to the Summary tab. Click on the Serial Number label to reveal the Identifier field and the 40 character UDID. Press Command+C to copy the UDID to your clipboard. (from Scott Means)

When you receive your beta, drag it into the Applications  folder in itunes and sync.  When you open Monal check about to make sure you have 2.0.4


XEP-0078 : Non SASL login

After discovering that jabberd14 servers ship without SASL support enabled, I have enabled non sasl login. Monal will try sasl login first and will fall back on legacy login if and only if that is the only way left to login.

I have tested with jabberd14  running on ubuntu 10

iPad Pop overs

The iPad interface started off as a resized iPhone one. While it has since  been heavily modified  to take advantage of the new interface elements, I wasn’t using popovers until now.  I am currently looking at additional parts of the UI where a popover might be more be more appropriate. Feel free to make suggestions.

2.0.4 Progress

As usual I am fixing bugs and issues people report in 2.0.3.  This is the current change log for the April release

2.0.4 changelog

This is a service update that fixes bugs
1. improved UI, adopted new icon set
2. fixed bug where offline roster was not loading on some servers
3. discover and search XMPP user directory
4. Added detailed help pages


Shiny new icons

In my effort to make Monal look better, I recently stumbled upon the Glyphish free icon set for mobile devices. I now know where most apps get their tabbar and toolbar icons from. The next release will switch from the KDE Crystal theme I’ve used since the beginning to the much more iOS appropriate Glyphish theme.