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November 5th, 1999

[8:00 AM] Snak Update Helps With Large Channels
by Staff

Ken Sorensen has updated the Mac IRC client, Snak, to version 3.1. The latest version includes several new features, along with a number of bug fixes. According to Mr. Sorensen:

This version provides full control of what activity messages are displayed in each individual channel. This helps make large channels more useful, because the frequent leave and join messages can now be suppressed.

Crashes when closing an active DCC connection have been fixed.

Columns in the various tables can now be resized, nicks can be dragged from the user list to the address book or the ignore table, ignore dialogs close after 2 minutes, and the KickBan command now works properly.

Snak now comes with the powerful PurePak script package written in the ircII scripting language which provides many useful functions to the serious IRC'er as well as the casual user.

Some of Snaks main features are:

  • Connection files makes it very easy to start an IRC session
  • Much less window clutter than other IRC clients
  • A dedicated input field per channel
  • Multi connections and multi channels
  • Integrated /notify support
  • Address Book to store information snippets
  • Connection records can specify multiple servers, which allows the
  • program to try each server until it finds one that will connect.
  • Customizable menus holds frequently used commands and shortcuts
  • Font and background color can be set for each individual channel
  • Manual and Automatic logging
  • International character sets are supported
  • Command-clicking URLs is supported
  • Fully searchable channel list and channel text
  • Guardian feature lets parents limit what channels a child can use
  • Fully customizable multi line aliases
  • Extensive scripting capabilities
  • Identd support
  • File transfer and chatting via DCC

Snak is available as shareware for US$20. You can find more information at the Snak web site.


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