Blink Qt 2.0.0 for Linux released

Added by Adrian Georgescu about 2 years ago

This version introduces new features, Call Transfer and OTR encryption for chat sessions

blink (2.0.0) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Use identity check for marker
  • Use defaultweakobjectmap from python-application
  • Multiple internal code improvements/cleanups and PEP-8 compliance fixes
  • Open stdout/stderr in unbuffered mode when frozen
  • Enhanced detection of the application resources directory
  • Fixed file transfer status if not answer is received
  • Don't rely on a failed transfer reason being set
  • Simplified update_ringtone logic and made it more readable
  • Show/hide stream icons in a single place in the code
  • Automated incoming dialog slot allocation
  • Simplified updating ringtones on session state changes
  • Added new notification when a blink session is created
  • Improved tracking of blink sessions from the session manager
  • Refactored BlinkSession inheritance and event signaling
  • Post the session creation notifications after instantiation only
  • Fixed file transfer indicator minimum width
  • Fixed condition for outgoing file transfers
  • Fixed race condition in the automatic ZRTP SAS validation
  • Fixed spurious ringtone delay in certain cases
  • Do not allow dialing contacts without URIs
  • Simplified logic of resetting statuses with limited lifetimes
  • Added context attribute to status messages
  • Prevent the status message from shifting left/right when duration changes
  • Added a separate UI file for the dragged audio session
  • Added a finished signal to incoming requests
  • Prevent the dragged audio session widget's content from overflowing
  • Fixed tooltip for reject button
  • Adjusted note text breaking points
  • Implemented call transfer
  • Make sure the gradient color position is in the 0..1 range
  • Removed export info from svg files
  • Added icons for modifier keys
  • Fixed conditions tested for displaying transfer status messages
  • Fixed processing of the incoming dialog signals
  • Optimized transfer failure status message for space
  • Removed unnecessary character escaping
  • Reset chat input text formatting between messages
  • Removed Dark style variant from the Smooth Operator theme
  • Synced widget height in code and the UI file
  • Fixed ZRTP widget role properties to be not translatable
  • Adjusted ZRTPWidget colors to be more readable
  • Added encryption and OTR related attributes to ChatStreamInfo
  • Added OTR encryption support for chat
  • Added switch icon
  • Show a modal dialog if the application gets a fatal error and exit
  • Removed copyright and license notices from the top of every source file
  • Fixed potentially uninitialized data variable
  • Added info module
  • Updated docs
  • Fixed error in debian changelog trailing lines
  • Added debian files to
  • Updated debian package dependencies

Blink Qt 1.4.2 for Linux released

Added by Adrian Georgescu over 2 years ago

blink (1.4.2) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Fixed unicode problem with certain locales
  • Fixed issue with non-ascii home directories on UNIX platforms
  • Fixed fonts in the chat web view
  • Updated Linux installation instructions
  • Adapted to the latest changes in python-sipsimple
  • Fixed bug with retrying file transfers after restarting blink
  • Raised python-sipsimple version dependency

Blink Qt 1.4.0 for Linux released with VP8 video codec

Added by Adrian Georgescu almost 3 years ago

blink (1.4.0) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Enable VP8 support
  • Raised python-sipsimple dependency

Blink Qt 1.3.0 release for Linux

Added by Adrian Georgescu almost 3 years ago


blink (1.3.0) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Refactor file transfers, allow resuming failed ones
  • Use system tray also on Unity
  • Fixed widget tab order in preferences

Blink Qt 1.2.1 for Linux released with ZRTP audio/video

Added by Adrian Georgescu about 3 years ago

blink (1.2.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Added ZRTP support
  • Adapt to API changes in the middleware
  • Ignore hold/hangup keyboard shortcuts if no session is selected
  • Render status messages appropriately
  • Optimized chat inline images to avoid compression artefacts

Blink Qt 1.1.0 for Linux released

Added by Adrian Georgescu about 3 years ago

blink (1.1.0) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Added support for drag and drop on the chat window
  • Improve the performance of painting the video preview
  • Fix stopping composing timer when session is ended or chat is removed
  • Removed unused settings
  • Always play an audio alert when a file transfer finishes
  • Removed session and RTP timeouts from preferences
  • Reorganized preferences
  • Better icons for chat, logging and advanced settings
  • Removed no longer necessary code to adjust label sizes
  • Do not allow the chat web view to get focus
  • Updated test numbers
  • Check for the audio session item existance before operating on it
  • Added support for specifying the transfer_id for file transfers

Ubuntu Utopic is now supported.

For download and upgrade instructions go to:

Blink Qt 1.0.0 for Linux with HD video

Added by Adrian Georgescu over 3 years ago

blink (1.0.0)

  • Added video support
  • Adapt to changes in streams API
  • Get the stream failure reason from MediaStreamDidEnd
  • Changed the order for the audio device menu entries
  • Use timezone aware timestamps for call history
  • Fixed regular expression for parameters in http URLs
  • Fixed threading race condition when logging MSRP traces

For download and upgrade instructions go to:

Blink Qt beta for Windows with HD video

Added by Adrian Georgescu over 3 years ago

This beta version supports HD video using H.264 codec.

The software can be downloaded from

The source code is available in the darks repository.

Blink Qt 0.9.1 release

Added by Adrian Georgescu over 3 years ago

blink (0.9.1)

  • Automatically transform URLs in the chat window into clickable links
  • Show P2P icon if contact is a Bonjour neighbour
  • Fixed handling unicode in user's home directory
  • Fixed http URL regular expression
  • Removed menu entry for buying prepaid credit
  • Fixed encoding of cut text for the VNC client
  • Fixes for running 'frozen'
  • Raised python-sipsimple version dependency
  • Added missing dependency on python-lxml
  • Updated install documentation

Blink Qt 0.9.0 release

Added by Adrian Georgescu over 3 years ago

Version 0.9.0

This release is for both Linux and Windows.

June 27th, 2014

  • Added screen sharing support
  • Added file transfer to the list of client capabilities
  • Fixed Blink not starting on Windows 7 and 8
  • Fixed status message when audio is removed vs when the session is ended
  • Fixed exception when trying to change status after audio session is gone
  • The file transfer download directory cannot be undefined
  • Raised python-sipsimple version dependency
  • Refactored session info panel
  • UI Layout fixes

To install or update the software go to:

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