LuaIRC updated to v1.1 (GekiHEN Contest Entry)
I think most of us here are aware that Rinnegatamante is probably one of the hard working developers on both the 3DS and Vita scenes: he has brought to the Vita stuff like Quake, Hexen, VitaPad, RinCheat just to mention a few and this ignores all his work on the 3DS scene where he is also responsible for porting a lot of stuff. With that out of the way, I think it’s important to mention that his GekiHEN contest entry, LuaIRC has been updated to version 1.1 which brings a two new features and a few bug fixes to his earlier work.
What is LuaIRC?
LuaIRC is a LUA implementation of IRC (Internet Relay Chat) which was and still is a somewhat popular way of communicating online. It uses the on-screen PS Vita keyboard as a way to type the messages and according to Rinnegatamante it should do anything that a normal IRC client does, except it’s on your Vita. I questioned the developer about BT keyboard support, but it doesn’t seem likely to happen and since the on-screen keyboard for the Vita is better than many I’ve seen, it means this will be more than great to use.
Changelog for LuaIRC 1.1:
– Fixed a bug preventing you to connect to servers different from freenode.
– Fixed a bug where logs saving wasn’t actually writing QUIT commands.
– Now system chat won’t show anymore raw text for detected commands.
– Added private messages support (both detection and starting).
– Added channel’s topics showing support when joining a channel.
To get your hands on the release build of LuaIRC, you should direct your attention to its page entry on the GekiHEN website, where you will find the download and further instructions for customization along with the how to use controls for LuaIRC. If you find bugs or have suggestions for developer Rinnegatamante and want to give him feedback, you can easily find him on Twitter for that.
Enjoy the release everyone!