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Version: 0.96.1

Rev: v0.96.1

Released: 2 June 2022

Database migration: the current Dbx_mdbx database driver will be finally postponed and replaced with the brand new Dbx_sqlite driver.

You will get a message on startup This database is in the old format that isn't supported anymore. Press Yes to convert it to the new format or No to return. The conversion should be transparent and also the old database will be backed up. Though it seems reasonable to make a backup of your profile before the upgrade.

In addition, it is highly recommended to check (Main menu → Database → Check database) and compact (Main menu → Database → Compact) the database before updating.

You need to have Dbx_mdbx driver and Import installed, if not, an error message will point you to the given links.

Dummy protocol with custom Unique ID setting option should be imported manually after migration.

After conversion, the encryption of the database will be reset to standard, and the password will be removed. Remember to select your preferred encryption mode and set a password if required.
If sending messages using a hotkey (Ctrl+Enter, Shift+Enter, etc.) has stopped working, you should set the desired combination in the Options → Customize → Hotkeys.

Core and libraries

  • added ability to hide group chats from contact list (same way as regular contacts).
  • added Visual Studio 2022 support.
  • the first step towards Linux support — mir_core that builds under Linux.
  • updated BASS, BASSWMA, libcurl, libtox, PCRE, pthreads-win32 (pthreads4w), SQLite, and TinyXML2 libraries.
  • the installer now puts sound files into %miranda_path%\Sounds instead of %miranda_path%\Skins\Sounds.
  • removed GG protocol from the installer (protocol still supported by Miranda).
  • Issue #2871 fixed crash at message window open.
  • fixed crash when account name equals protocol name.
  • fixed some problems with the application exit.
  • Issue #2992 fixed unsuccessful autoexec files deletion if Miranda is installed into Program Files (privilege escalation will be requested).
  • Issue #3012 fixed crash when adding a hotkey to an action that has a slash in its name.
  • Autoexec import form: Move button no longer wipe the file if the source and destination file name are the same.
  • Issue #3048 forbidden to disable a plugin if there is no equivalent core plugin (for example, you cannot disable TabSRMM if StdMsg is missing).
  • Issue #3084 fixed crash when changing gap between toolbar buttons.
  • fixed reconnection when exiting sleep mode under Wine.


  • Discord
    • Issue #2994 deprecated. Discord Inc. made the development of the protocol as difficult as possible and banned the our accounts. Contacts and history will be automatically converted to the Dummy protocol.
  • Facebook
    • Issue #2901 added popup if login/password is incorrect.
    • removed contact search (not implemented in the protocol).
    • fixed reading more than 500 contacts from friends list.
  • ICQ
    • fixed a very rare crash on login.
    • Issue #2733 fixed "Unknown contact" which remained in the contact list after blocking the spam chat.
    • fixed contact addition.
    • Issue #2940 fixed ignoring contact status changes during an active session.
    • Issue #2964 fixed erroneous receiving of MRA contacts if ICQ account is linked with e-mail.
    • Issue #2972 fixed login/registration using phone number.
    • Issue #2981 fixed contacts search if user is logged in using phone number.
    • Issue #2988 fixed crash when canceling file transfer.
    • Issue #2989 fixed history loading if user logged in using phone number.
    • fixed reading file transfer descriptions.
  • IRC
    • Issue #3000 popup about settings error is no longer showing if the protocol is offline.
    • Issue #2928 removed Scripting support option.
  • Jabber
    • added errors popup control to Options → Popups → Events.
    • added "DisableOmemo" hidden option to disable OMEMO per contact.
    • added support for description field in the incoming OOB file transfers.
    • added Allow local time & timezone requests (XEP-0202) option for privacy reasons (thx @deadsend).
    • Issue #1255 added some OMEMO-related info to the contact info.
    • Issue #2911 added some OMEMO-related info to the user info.
    • added a message for OMEMO non-capable clients.
    • Issue #3022 added missing file transfer failure messages.
    • Issue #3038 disabled by default Show information about operating system in version replies option for privacy reasons.
    • Issue #3041 removed list of predefined XMPP servers.
    • Issue #2750 fixed XEP-0384: OMEMO Encryption (thx @deadsend). Tested between Miranda and Conversations/Gajim/Psi+.
    • fixed drawing mood icons in the contact list (as advanced status icons).
    • Issue #2910 fixed some connection problems.
    • Issue #2915 fixed delay at shutdown.
    • Issue #3014 there is no additional space added to MirVer when the software version string is empty.
    • Issue #3015 fixed crash on startup.
    • Issue #3064 fixed "Identity" hidden option (it spoofed client version only in Service Discovery but not in user info).
    • a recent topic change in group chat no longer triggers a new message notification at every login.
  • MRA
    • Issue #2934 fixed login with password.
    • Issue #2939 fixed inability to login into MRA using phone number if same phone number is connected to MRA account and ICQ account at the same time.
  • Twitter
    • fixed rare crash in avatar reader.
    • fixed Unicode in chat user names.
    • tweets from unknown contacts are no longer ignored but rather marked as temporary.
  • VKontakte
    • added crutch for login after entering confirmation code (VK returns 404 instead of token).
    • fixed "Invisible" status.
    • fixed authorization.
    • fixed audio messages sent.
    • fixed 2-factor authorization.
    • fixed captcha form.
    • Issue #2965 fixed display of cyrillic messages about page actions in Scriver.


  • ClientChangeNotify
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.
  • Clist_modern
    • Issue #2895 fixed various quirks with embedded clists, metacontacts and drag-n-drops.
    • Issue #2991 fixed crash on moving group.
    • fixed the occasional crash under Wine.
  • DbChecker
    • restored ability to fix UTF-8 in old events.
    • Issue #3020 added Remove duplicate events option.
  • Db autobackups
    • Issue #1281 Use CloudFile option is no longer available if CloudFile not installed.
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.
  • Dbx_mdbx
    • Issue #2771 removed all MDBX utilities since all databases will be converted to the SQLite format.
  • Dbx_sqlite
    • Issue #2917 changing the password immediately after changing the encryption type will no longer destroy the database.
    • Issue #2958 fixed base compaction (it didn't work).
  • IEView
    • fixed broken templates.
    • Issue #3023 fixed displaying file transfer descriptions.
  • Import
    • added file events import from JSON.
    • fixed setting correct blob size when importing from JSON.
  • Msg_Export
    • Issue #2942 added Export history contact menu item.
    • fixed replacing contact IDs in file names.
    • fixed file descriptions export.
  • mRadio
    • the plugin now looks for ini files in %miranda_path%\Plugins\mRadio instead of %miranda_path%\Plugins. Move your files accordingly.
  • NewEventNotify
    • renamed Disable event notifications for instant messages and Disable event notifications for group chats to Enable event notifications for instant messages and Enable event notifications for group chatsrespectively.
    • removed Show entry in popup menu option (popup control moved from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events).
  • NewXstatusNotify
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.
  • PluginUpdater
    • removed Use HTTPS option (since all work with secure connections is now done using OpenSSL libraries, there is no need to disable HTTPS on legacy operating systems).
    • Issue #3003 fixed popup color settings.
    • Issue #3008 fixed architecture switching (32-bit ←→ 64-bit).
    • Issue #3085 fixed switching between update channels.
  • ProxySwitch
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.
  • QuickSearch
    • rewritten from Pascal to C++.
    • removed Close button.
  • Scriver
    • Issue #3057 removed Send message on: option. Hotkeys for sending messages are now assigned in Options → Customize → Hotkeys → Messaging → Action: Send message.
    • Issue #3028 fixed Ctrl+F hotkey.
    • Issue #3083 fixed message window closing when opening settings.
  • StdMsg
    • Issue #3057 removed Send on double Enter, Send message on Enter, and Send message on Ctrl+Enter options. Hotkeys for sending messages are now assigned in Options → Customize → Hotkeys → Messaging → Send message.
    • Issue #3061 fixed some problems that occurred when loading the plugin dynamically.
  • TabSRMM
    • added a new "aero" custom theme (better suites for dark themes).
    • Issue #2984 status change events no longer ignore font and color settings.
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.
    • Issue #3058 moved group chats' popup options dialog to Options → Popups → Group chats.
    • Issue #3071 moved Show popups when a user is typing option to {Menu|Options|Popups|Events}}.
    • Issue #1950 removed notification engine. These functions are now performed by NewEventNotify plugin, which comes with TabSRMM.
    • Issue #3057 removed Send on Shift+Enter, Send message on Enter, and Send message on double Enter options. Hotkeys for sending messages are now assigned in Options → Customize → Hotkeys → Message windows - all → Send message.
    • Issue #3028 fixed Ctrl+F hotkey.
    • Issue #3055 fixed unwanted truncation of long error messages in built-in message log.
  • UInfoEx
    • fixed average age calculation.
    • Issue #3001 removed (obsolete) mBirthday support.
    • Issue #3018 removed broken and unwanted sorting ability in anniversary list.
  • Weather
    • Issue #2872 added "partly sunny" as alias for "cloudy".
    • added Snow Shower/Rain Shower conditions' detection.
    • added and support (thx Dimtr).
    • Issue #2886 the weather is now displayed as and extra-icon instead of status.
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.
    • moved old gismeteo.ini and weatherxml.ini to deprecated.
    • fixed update time for MSN Weather.
    • Issue #2872 fixed incorrect icons mapping.
    • Issue #2889 fixed a bug that prevented localization.
    • Issue #2931 fixed processing ini filed with UTF-8 encoding.
  • WhoUsesMyFiles
    • moved the popup control from Main menu → Popups to Options → Popups → Events.

For developers

  • added new methods: CCtrlListView::MoveItem, CCtrlListView::SetCurSel, and CCtrlCombo::SelectData.
  • exported hidden function Proto_GetAccount as Proto_GetContactAccount.
  • added suitable helper for combo boxes — CCtrlCombo::GetCurData.
  • added a wrapper for WM_SETREDRAW command — SetDraw(bool bEnable).
  • added a Unicode version of case-insensitive search of substring — mir_wstrstri.
  • added a service to empty history — MS_HISTORY_EMPTY.
  • added core function to detect if we need to draw a shield on buttons that require escalation — PU::IsMirandaFolderWritable.
  • added new database helpers: db_is_module_empty and db_copy_module.
  • converted old NETLIBOPENCONNECTION structure into a set of parameters — Netlib_OpenConnection.