Miranda NG is a reliable Windows instant messaging client, which is built on the basis of the multi-protocol program, Miranda. It is a successor of Miranda, its highlights being the fact that it is lightweight fast and highly customizable, thanks to the multiple supported plug-ins.
Mirnada NG is very similar to its predecessor, Miranda IM. This application has a number of improved features though. It allows you to configure several protocols, from various networks, and supported services include include Facebook, Yahoo, AOL Instant Messenger, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, Internet Relay Chat, Jabber, MSA, MSN, Skype, Twitter or WhatsApp.
Key features include:
- Contacts import.
- Database encryption.
- Reliable instant messaging tool.
It has support for Facebook, Yahoo, AOL Instant Messenger, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, Internet Relay Chat, Jabber, MSA, MSN, Skype, Twitter or WhatsApp. It also comes with some really cool features such as database encryption; Miranda NG automatically encrypts your message history. You also have to options to change the level of encryption from the standard level that encodes only passwords or security tokens, or the total level that includes all string settings, events and complete histories.
Overall, Miranda NG is a relatively lightweight, multi protocol instant messenger client that has a good support range. It uses little memory, is extremely fast and is also very customizable; from the menu layout to the chat window or even the message history.
Core and libraries:
Add module name to Customize ? Menus.
Merge StdAuth and StdHelp with mir_app.
Update libcurl and Pcre16.
Protocol plugins can be loaded/unloaded dynamically similar to usual plugins.
"Tray menu ? Status" can change language without restart.
Contacts from disabled accounts and protocols are no longer displayed in the contact list.
Deprecated. AOL Instant Messenger products and services will no longer work. Use Dummy plugin to keep AIM contacts and history in Miranda.
Convert into Unicode.
Fix UTF-8 autodetect in messages.
Add ability to specify contact's IP directly (before - only through broadcast).
Add custom reactions' icons to popups.
Update libgadu to 1.11.4.
Force SSL and manual hosts.
Force keeping connection alive.
Send ping only once per minute.
Overwirte old servers list.
Display reconnection required info with every change related to connection settings.
Support SASL authentication.
Implement XEP-0198: Stream Management and XEP-0280: Message Carbons.
Add Hipchat preset.
Use OpenSSL instead of custom DES implementation.
Fix double encoding of username.
Fix high CPU usage.
Fix shown retrieved offline messages as sent by the recipient instead of the sender.
Add detection of VR client into MirVer.
Add Error limit before logout setting.
Deprecated. Server has been shut down on 10 May 2016. Use Dummy plugin to keep Tlen contacts and history in Miranda.
Build libtox from sources instead of using prebuild dll.
Update libtox to version 0.2.2.
Add Enable UDP hole-punching and Enable local network peer discovery options.
Add ability to encrypt profile.
Add edited message support (from VK to Miranda only).
Add hidden settings StickerBackground and StickerSize.
Deprecated. The protocol requires end-to-end encryption, which is not implemented in Miranda. Use Dummy plugin to keep WhatsApp contacts and history in Miranda.
New plugin: dbx_mdbx.
Adapted plugin: MagneticWindows.
Add link to addons.miranda-ng.org to Clist_modern, Clist_nicer, IEView, SplashScreen, TabSRMM.
Deprecated. FreeImage library was turned into a standalone dynamic library file FreeImage.mir and could be found in Libs subfolder.
BASS interface -
Update BASS library.
Fix a very old bug when selection jumps to the first line during group's expansion/contraction.
Fix there is no place to enter the second digit from keyboard in plugin settings.
Add support for the usual accounts system.
Add Unicode support.
Fix bug leading to VersionInfo shows langpack that was loaded at startup (i.e., the one from mirandaboot.ini setting), not the one that the profile is actually using.
Deprecated. The new database driver dbx_mdbx does not need to be checked.
Replaced by CloudFile.
Converted into Unicode.
Add warning if plugin is installed and "Disable drag and drop of items" in contact list settings is enabled.
New functions: toansi and toucs2.
Remove ffi module.
Fix Chinese chars in the protocol's frame.
Add Bitcoin price.
Fix Google Finance information retrieving.
Fix crash on recursive contact deletion.
Remove Show and hide by double clicking in the contact list option.
Replace built-in obsolete third-party regexp parser by pcre16.
Remove XEP smiley packs support.
Update SQLite library. Move library to the separate dll.
Update Hunspell library.
Replace third-party UTF-8 CPP library by core functionality.
Fix crash after paste.
Remove Toggle the visible state when double clicking in the contact list option.
Chat message window text color can be set independently of private window text color.
Fix multiple problems with window resizer.
Fix cursor does not change the shape.
Double click on group chat in contact list now make tab active and close tab only if tab is already active.
Right click ? "Close tab" now really close a tab.
Fix new message icon behaviour for group chats.
Fix default checkboxes state.
Fix wrong container's name.
Fix current tab is not updated on end resize.
Remove Hide or show the window by double click in the contact list option.
If a user's avatar was changed, redraw it and all related objects (including thumb window in a taskbar).
Fix idle message isn't reset in group chats.
Fix Hide title bar container menu item.
Fix chat filter works only after click.
Fix bunch of problems with Launch Buttons.
Fix horror in contact settings.