A new beta with some new stuff and a buch of the usual bug fixes.
Version beta2 lasted like 4 hours so I’m making a single announcement for both beta2 and beta3.
Notification categories (a.k.a. channels)
If you’re using Android Oreo or newer, you can now have more fine-grained control over Kontalk notifications thanks to notification categories (“channels” for the geeks among us).
Opt-out of server administrator messages
In Kontalk preferences > messaging there is now a flag to opt-out of administrator messages. Please note that you might miss important news about the network though - I decided to not distinguish between important and unimportant messages since I believe it’s a personal opinion.
Among other things, push notifications were suffering a lot in beta1 and that has been fixed in beta3.
You can read the details in the changelog or in the release page:
This release has been published on our Google Play beta channel - you can click here to subscribe to the beta program - and as a pre-release on F-Droid (still stuck on beta1 though, no ETA yet).
For the geeks among us: the changelog file has been updated with commit compare links between versions. Also, from now on, the “Next” section of the changelog will be updated after every change.