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Name: bitlbee-doc Distribution: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Version: 3.6 Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 2.1 Build date: Sun Sep 12 03:12:33 2021
Group: Productivity/Networking/IRC Build host: obs-arm-10
Size: 321537 Source RPM: bitlbee-3.6-2.1.src.rpm
Summary: IRC to other Chat Networks Gateway (User Guide)
BitlBee is a gateway between instant messaging and an IRC client.
With it, one's IRC client program can be reused and no extra IM program
will need to run.

This package contains the user guide:






* Wed Aug 25 2021 Johannes Segitz <>
  - Added hardening to systemd service(s). Added patch(es):
    * harden_bitlbee.service.patch
* Tue Jul 14 2020 Matej Cepl <>
  - Update to 3.6:
    - Removed msn, skype, oscar (icq/aim). For msn/skype use skypeweb, for
      ICQ use icyque. AIM is just dead.
    - Fix twitter (disable stream setting, set tweet length to 280)
      Note that users of 3.5.1 and older can re-enable twitter support by
      changing these two settings:
      account twitter set stream off
      account twitter set message_length 280
    - Add server-time IRCv3 capability
    - Large performance improvements for large contact lists
* Tue Mar 13 2018
  - Add explicit build time dependency on Python 3.x
    (fixes TW build)
* Sat Feb 24 2018
  - Use systemd default ("control-group") KillMode for service
    ("process" is not sufficient)
* Mon Jul 10 2017
  - Remove storytelling from description.
  - Command and comment cleaning.
* Wed Jun 14 2017
  - Drop the xinetd service from the package
    * We are switching to socket services, on this service it does
      not make much sense to actually enable it like that thus
      simply drom the xinetd binding
  - Remove always true version check
* Mon Feb 27 2017
  - Version update to 3.5.1:
    * purple:
      Fix crash on file transfer requests from unknown contacts.
      This was the result of an incomplete fix in the previous
      release and may result in remote DoS. Read the full security
      advisory at:
    * After some investigation we decided to reclassify a crash fix
      from the previous release as a security issue. Read the full security
      advisory at:
    * Included help.txt in the release tarball, which was missing in
      the previous release and resulted in adding python as a build
      dependency. The release tarball of 3.5.1 does not require python.
* Tue Jan 24 2017
  - Version update to 3.5:
    * ui:
      "chat list": shows a list of existing server-side chatrooms.
      With some protocols, this is often the only way to add new channels.
      See 'help chat list' for details.
      "plugins": lists the installed plugins and their versions
      Add 'nick_lowercase' and 'nick_underscores' settings.
      "handle_unknown" can be set per-account, not just globally
    * jabber:
      Add "always_use_nicks" channel setting, for non-anonymous MUCs (trac #415)
      See 'help set always_use_nicks' for possible side effects.
      Properly handle rejected file transfers
      Don't send parts in a chat if someone is still connected from other devices
      hipchat: support personal oauth tokens (manually generated ones)
    * twitter:
      Hide muted tweets / no-retweets, add mute/unmute commands
      Show full version of extended tweets (with slightly more than 140 chars)
    * purple:
      Support setting chat room topics
      Support for extra groupchat settings. Shows an error if any required ones are missing.
      Look for purple_ prefixed settings in "chan #... set"
      SIPE: persistent chats can be joined now, thanks to the "chat list" command
      and the above ("purple_uri" channel setting)
      Fix a file transfer crash bug (Mainly affected telegram)
      Honor protocol flag to not require a password (used in hangouts, telegram)
      Set the contacts' nicks to the %full_name for a few whitelisted protocols (hangouts, funyahoo, icq, line)
      LINE: added a hack to save its auth token, to avoid re-auth every time
      Show self-messages in groupchat backlogs (before join)
    * yahoo:
      Removed because they killed their old protocol on a two month notice.
      Use EionRobb's funyahoo purple plugin, or better yet, don't use yahoo.
    * Stuff for enterprise deployments:
      Locked down accounts, useful when pregenerating user config files.
      An account that is marked with the locked="true" attribute can't be removed
      and its username/password can't be changed.
      Locked down settings. Same as above, but for individual account settings.
      AllowAccountAdd setting in bitlbee.conf, to disable adding new accounts.
      PAM and LDAP authentication backends (not compiled by default)
    * For packagers:
      Enabled debug symbols in non-debug builds, disabled stripping by default.
      This is closer to the default behavior of autotools,
      and --debug=1 is mostly to set the DEBUG macro and disable optimization.
    * For plugin devs:
      Plugins should now include an "init_plugin_info" function which will be used
      for ABI version checking in the future.
      It's optional for now, but will be enforced later.
* Sun Jun 19 2016
  - Compact filelist
* Sat Jun 18 2016
  - Install devel files to be able to build plugins
* Sat Jun 18 2016
  - Drop sle11 support as we run it on sle12
* Sat Jun 18 2016
  - Version update to 3.4.2:
    * irc: Self-messages (messages sent by yourself from other IM clients). IRCv3.1
    * support and part of 3.2. Many important groupchat related bugfixes.
    * jabber: Carbons, see help set carbons. Removed facebook XMPP, use
    * bitlbee-facebook instead. SASL ANONYMOUS login, see help set anonymous.
    * hipchat: Channels can now be added with chat add hipchat "channel name" which
      tries to guess the channel JID. Read more
    * skype: Show all messages as groupchats since we can't tell which ones are
      private. This plugin is mostly-deprecated and mostly-broken, use the skypeweb
    * purple plugin or msn instead.
    * purple: Fix problems remembering SSL certificates as trusted. Groupchat related
      fixes. Better error reporting. Fixed setting jabber away states.
    * And lots of bugfixes / stability improvements.
* Sat Jun 18 2016
  - Cleanup a bit with spec-cleaner and remove sle10 support for readability
* Fri Jun 26 2015
  - update to 3.4.1:
    + Upgraded protocol to MSNP21, works again (dx)
    + Contact list management, groupchats and skype username logins won't work.
      Next release!
    + Add "hipchat" protocol, for smoother login. Takes the same username as the
      official client. Note that unlike the 'hip-cat' branch, this doesn't
      preload channels. for details (dx)
    + Fixed a bug when receiving topics set by people who left the channel (dx)
    + Create fake users instead of showing "unknown participant" errors (dx)
    + Gmail mail notifications support (Artem Savkov)
    + Lowering xmpp presence priority on away (Artem Savkov)
    + Show quoted tweets/RTs with comment inline (wilmer)
    + Added "url" command, can be used to quote tweets (wilmer)
    + Make replies to self work (wilmer)
    Building documentation is now done with a python script (both 2.x/3.x work)
    Asciidoc/xsltproc/xmlto are no longer build dependencies (dx)
  - Require w3m at built time to generate the userguide in html format.
* Thu Jun 25 2015
  - Fix typo in systemd service
* Tue Jun 16 2015
  - Enable sipe protocol (
* Thu Apr 23 2015
  - Let systemd start bitlbee in fork daemon mode by default.
  - Cleanup of the spec file, the init script, and the systemd configuration.
* Thu Apr 23 2015
  - Require util-linux-systemd at build time on post-13.1 systems.
* Wed Apr 22 2015
  - update to 3.4:
    Some API/ABI changes. Recompiling third party plugins is required!
    Important bugfixes:
    * Fix memory leak when calling word_wrap() on groupchat messages (dx)
    * Fix segfault after a file transfer is complete (dx)
    * Fix bug where NSS would refuse to work in forkdaemon mode (dx)
    * Fix several bugs with UTF8 nicks (dx)
    * Fix some nasty deadlocks that appared mostly with libpurple (dx)
    General changes:
    * Add a 'pattern' parameter to the blist command, to filter it (tribut)
    * Implemented /kick support, only supported by purple for now (jgeboski)
    * Add a "special" state to show_users (mapped to the % prefix) (jgeboski)
    * Improved support for cygwin, openbsd and darwin (jcopenha)
    * Create temporary users instead of showing "Message from unknown
      participant" (jgeboski)
    * Local contact lists for gadugadu and whatsapp (dx)
    * Add topic and name_hint to groupchats (seirl)
    * Support for 'input' requests (such as telegram auth codes) (seirl)
      Note that telegram-purple itself is rather unstable ATM, it may crash.
    * Handle compressed DNS responses in SRV lookup (jcopenha)
    * Fix case sensitivity issues with JIDs (GRMrGecko, dx)
    * Implement XEP-0203 style message timestamps (dx)
    * Fix "Server claims your JID is X instead of Y" warnings (dx)
    * Account-wide display_name setting, mostly for hipchat (dx)
    * Filter channels. Search by keyword/hashtag or a list of users (jgeboski)
    * Fix bug in "reply" command which removed the first quote character (dx)
    * Add "rawreply" command, like reply but bitlbee won't add @mention (WillP)
    * Add support for The United States of America (favorite/fav aliases) (dx)
    * Default show_old_mentions to 0 (dx)
    * Start stream from last tweet on connect/reconnect (roger)
    * Disabled module by default. The protocol we used (MSNP18) stopped working
      last week. This is being worked on, but it's far from ready for release.
  - Remove obsoleted COPYING.patch
* Wed Apr 22 2015
  - Enhance the service file to start in daemon mode and as user bitlbee and
    create a user group too while calling useradd on install; (boo#928228).
* Fri Dec 05 2014
  - Fix FSF address to make rpmlint happy
* Sun Nov 09 2014
  - Fix the postun to silence the rpmlint
  - Whitespace
* Wed Nov 05 2014
  - Add dependency for openSUSE >= 13.2
  - Remove user/group from systemd service file. Bitlbee can drop privileges to
    the user if specified so in its config file.
* Fri Aug 29 2014
  - I fixed build for SLE_11_SP3 via change if for suse_version in with_libotr if.
    version 1100 is OpenSUSE 11.0 (very old ) but 1110 is SLE 11, see:
* Wed Aug 20 2014
  - Version 3.2.2:
    * The OTR plugin now uses libotr 4.0 (AKA libotr5 in debian based distros)
    * Rejecting buddy requests in jabber won't accept them. Sorry for that.
    * Purple builds can now enable built in protocols when configuring, by
    * passing a parameter such as --jabber=1 to configure
    * You can now use /oper to change passwords with "ac x set -del password"
    * Complex unicode characters (non-BMP) now display correctly in twitter.
    * A few init / build script / pkg-config fixes. Added "install-systemd"
    make target.
* Wed Jun 18 2014
  - Removed if for SLES9 - not need any more
  - Run spec-clean on the spec file.
* Wed Jun 18 2014
  - The PID directory is /var/run/bitlbee/ or /run/bitlbee/ depends on the version.
  - The PID directory is created via systemd or initd script, bacuse its in tmpfs.
  - Each BuildRequires is on one line to avoid duplicate packages.
* Tue Jun 17 2014
  - I fixed systemd service sctipt to be able run under the user bitlbee.
  - The PID file is now /var/run/bitlbee/
  - The directory /var/run/bitlbee/ is own by user bitlbee.
  - The build is also done for pid and sock under /var/run/bitlbee/.
  - The creating the user bitlbee is done via the command useradd now.
  - Information about creating new user on directory is accnouce via logger now.
  - Added copyrigth and credention to init and systemd service file.
* Fri Jun 06 2014
  - Added init.d and systemd  to be able run the bitlbee as standard service.
  - Improved way how user bitlbee is add into system via rpm.
  - Fixed warning about wrong license:
    its still "GNU General Public License version 2 (GPL v2)" but osc marks it
    via shorcut : GPL-2.0+
* Thu Jan 30 2014
  - Modified spec to include --purple for building in SLE >= 11
* Fri Dec 13 2013
  - update to 3.2.1:
    * update to Twitter compat
* Mon Oct 21 2013
  - Removed o flag for user creation, did'nt work on 12.3 anymore
* Tue Sep 03 2013
  - Re-enable libotr2.  Later versions still don't work.
* Tue Jan 29 2013
  - update to 3.2:
    * By far the most important change, a thorough update to the Twitter
    * Now using Twitter API 1.1,
    * which means it's now using JSON instead of XML,
    * which means access to the streaming API (Twitter only, other Twitter
      API services don't seem to have it). No more 60-second polls, #twitter
      looks even more like real IRC now!
    * Also, the streaming API means nice things like receiving DMs.
    * show_ids, already enabled by default for a while, now uses hexa-
      decimal numbers, which means a 256-entry backlog instead of just 100.
    * Added a mode=strict setting which requires everything to be a command.
      The "post" command should then be used to post a Tweet.
    * Jabber module bugfix that fixes connection issues with at least Google
      Talk but reportedly some other servers (OpenFire?) as well.
    * SSL modules improved a little bit. GnuTLS module now supports SNI and
      session caching. Shouldn't change much, but hopefully reduces latency
      and bandwidth usage a little bit.
    * A bunch of other fixes/improvements here and there.
* Wed Sep 05 2012
  - Fix OTR in post-12.2 systems to build using libotr2 as
    libotr interface has changed
* Wed Sep 05 2012
  - Fix build typo to enable OTR
* Mon Feb 20 2012
  - update to 3.0.5:
    * SSL certificate verification (edit your bitlbee.conf to enable it)
    * OAuth2 support in Jabber module (works with Google Talk, Facebook and MSN
    * support for ad-hoc Jabber groupchats: just create a channel and start
      inviting people, similar to how this works on other IM networks. Works fine
      with GTalk, depends on a conference server being set up on other networks
    * allow old-style Jabber login (non-SASL), this solves problems with some
      old/buggy Jabber servers. (acc jabber set sasl off)
    * use HTTPS for OAuth1 authentication traffic
    * awareness of Twitter's URL lengt^Wshortening when checking message
    * fixed OAuth support. OAuth will now always be used for both
      Twitter and accounts
    * fix nick_format=%full_name with libpurple
    * instead of "protocol(handle)", use the account tags introduced in 3.0 when
      root wants to refer to an account (in log messages, queries, etc.)
    * many small bugfixes, improvements, etc
* Sun Dec 18 2011
  - update to 3.0.4
    - Merged Skype support. This used to be a separate plugin, and it
      still is, but by including it with BitlBee by default it will
      be easier to keep it in sync with changes to BitlBee.
    - Fixed a file descriptor leak bug that may have caused strange
      behaviour in BitlBee sessions running for a long time.
    - Now fetches Twitter mentions as well if the "fetch_mentions"
      account setting is enabled.
    - With now all over Twitter, show the original (but
      truncated) URL between <brackets>.
    - Fixed MSN Messenger login issues ("timeout" while fetching
      buddy list).
    - Another (related) GnuTLS compatibility fix (now 2.13+?).
* Sun Jun 12 2011
  - update to 3.0.3:
    * fixed Twitter compatibility
    * Twitter: enable the show_ids setting to assign a two-digit short ID to
      recent tweets to use for retweets and replies (so you can RT/reply to more
      than just a person's last message)
    * some other Twitter fixes/improvements
    * "otr reconnect" command and some other fixes
    * include "FLOOD=0/9999" in the 005/ISUPPORT line at login to hint the IRC
      client that rate limiting is not required
* Tue Mar 08 2011
  - split out userguide into -doc subpackage
  - update to 3.0.2:
    * fixed MSN login issues with accounts
    * /CTCP support: you can CTCP VERSION Jabber contacts, and CTCP NUDGE MSN
    * by default, leave Twitter turned on for libpurple builds
    * allow using /OPER to identify/register as well (Password security hack)
    * fixed proxy support with libpurple
    * some minor changes/fixes
* Thu Nov 25 2010
  - update to 3.0.1:
    * compatibility fixes with some IM protocols:
      + fixed Jabber contacts never going offline
      + fixed MSN login issues
      + fixed big memory leak in the MSN SOAP code
    * better handling of multiple control channels and set private=false
    * using for ICQ logins again since AOL sold ICQ so it doesn't
      live on the AIM servers anymore
    * fixed ability to join password-protected Jabber rooms
    * time out if logging into an account takes too long
    * support for server-side Gadu-Gadu contact lists (via libpurple, there's
      still no native gg support)
    * allow omitting password when using "account add", the password can be
      entered using /OPER to prevent echoing to screen and logs
* Fri Oct 22 2010
  - update to 3.0:
    * major rewrite of the IRC core
    * support was added for contact groups and multiple configurable channels
    * major update of the MSN Messenger code
    * some Twitter additions were made
    * OTR encryption support was added
    * many many more changes and fixes were done
  - changes from 1.3dev:
    * complete rewrite of the IRC core, allowing the user to create multiple
      control channels, each with a different set of users
    * the ability to use libpurple as the IM backend (which adds support for many
      more IM protocols)
    * support for file transfers
* Sun Jul 04 2010
  - update to 1.2.8:
    * add ability to use non-Twitter Twitter API services
    * add ability follow/unfollow people
    * some bugfixes concerning other IM protocols
    * general cleanup
* Sat May 15 2010
  - update to 1.2.7:
    * MSN support was fixed
    * the Twitter module was updated to use OAuth (which is required
      after June)
    * several other fixes and feature additions were done
* Mon Apr 19 2010
  - update to 1.2.6:
    * adds native support for Twitter
    * some other minor feature additions and bug fixes were done
* Wed Mar 17 2010
  - update to 1.2.5:
    * support was improved for non-away status messages
    * support was improved for Facebook chat XMPP servers
    * fixes were made for many bugs
    * other small feature enhancements were done
* Mon Oct 19 2009
  - update to 1.2.4:
    * Yahoo! support was fixed
    * various stability and usability improvements were made
  - moved from Packman to openSUSE Build Service
* Sun Sep 07 2008
  - update to 1.2.3:
    * fixes another account hijacking issue
* Thu Aug 28 2008
  - update to 1.2.2:
    * SECURITY: fixes an account hijacking issue
    * various other stability improvements
* Wed Jun 25 2008
  - new upstream version:
    * many bugfixes
    * stability was improved
    * the single-process daemon mode is now officially declared stable
* Tue Mar 25 2008
  - fixed RPM Group
* Tue Mar 18 2008
  - new upstream version
* Sat Dec 08 2007
  - moved to Packman
* Mon Aug 20 2007
  - new upstream version
* Sun Jun 25 2006
  - new upstream version
* Thu Apr 27 2006
  - removed Packager and Distribution, injected by rpmmacros
  - use makeinstall instead of make install
  - added missing build dependency for libgcrypt-devel
  - added binary stripping for SUSE < 9.3
  - moved configure to build section
* Sat Apr 01 2006
  - new upstream version
* Mon Jan 16 2006
  - new upstream version
* Mon Dec 05 2005
  - revamped spec file header section (y2pmbuild-ready)
  - new upstream version
* Mon Nov 07 2005
  - fixed wrong requires for useradd and groupadd
* Sat Nov 05 2005
  - explicitely turn off stripping
  - turn off flood protection
  - added creating user and group "bitlbee"
  - changed xinetd user from nobody to bitlbee
  - fixed ownership of /var/lib/bitlbee to bitlbee:bitlbee
* Fri Nov 04 2005
  - added --ipv6=1
  - new upstream version
* Wed Nov 02 2005
  - added upstream patch
* Tue Nov 01 2005
  - added debuginfo support
  - new upstream version
* Mon Feb 28 2005
  - version 0.92
* Sun Sep 26 2004
  - version 0.91
* Tue Jun 29 2004
  - fixes to Yahoo protocol
  - version 0.90a
* Sun May 30 2004
  - version 0.90
* Mon Mar 15 2004
  - removed dependency to libsoup (not the case any more)
* Sun Mar 14 2004
  - flood protection is enabled
  - version 0.85
* Tue Feb 17 2004
  - first RPM



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