StuffPlug 3.9 and 4.0 coming soon

Posted by absorbation on Thu 20 Dec 2007 (22:16 GMT) (24310 views)
StuffPlug creator, TheBlasphemer, has been very busy in recent years. As a result his add-on has took a bit of a hit, mainly trying to get a fully compatible update released for the new Windows Live Messenger 8.5. Despite this TheBlasphemer has been working hard on a new version and has outlined his plans for the future of one of the best add-ons for Windows Live Messenger:

  • The current beta of StuffPlug 3 can be installed using this trick. It's not 100% compatible, but it works.
  • StuffPlug 3.9, to be released soon, will be compatible with WLM 8.5, but not with 9.0.
  • StuffPlug 4.0, to be released somewhere next year, will be compatible with WLM 9.0, but not with earlier versions. WLM 9.0 has changed too many things internally to make a version that is both compatible with 8.0 and 9.0, so SP 3.9 will be the last version for WLM 8.x, and SP 4.0 will focus purely on WLM 9.0.
  • As I'm currently in a rather nasty personal situation, none of the above mentioned release dates or spans are definitive. It all depends on how soon I get my ability to concentrate on this stuff back.
  • The new major version number was mainly due to a complete overhaul of the user-interface, but as having a separate major release for WLM 9.0 makes much more sense, this user-interface overhaul will now be in 3.9 (and in 4.0 too, but it won't be an overhaul then, will it)

Beta testers have been shown ideas for the new UI and we have discussed where we want the add-on to go. Development appears to be positive and you should be getting excited for the new release (whenever that may be).

View TB's news post discussing the update

Tags:   Add-on  Beta  StuffPlug    

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Comment by absorbation
Posted on Tue 25 Dec 2007 (12:51 GMT)
Testers have been shown some more development screenshots recently and it's safe to say Stuffplug is coming along great.

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