Local Chat 1.5.3 Released

By | February 27, 2021

Local chat 1.5.3 is another bug release.

When a client disconnected unexpectedly it caused the lchat daemon to run away
using a large amount of the CPU. Now when a client disconnects suddenly it is
properly detected and the connection cleaned up as expected.

Also with this release there is now a Debian repository available to simplify
installation and keeping the software up to date. To make use of the repository
it just needs to be added to the apt sources list as follows.

# Download and install the public key to verify deb packages.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.openpgp.org \
  --recv-keys 7B86848C194CE861

# As root add the repository to apt.
echo "deb https://apt.digitalcombine.ca/debian buster main" > \
chmod 0644 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/digitalcombine.list

# Update apt!
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lchat

Note, currently only Debian Buster is supported in the repositories. Other
Debian versions may be supported in the future if there’s a demand for it.

We’re also working on creating a FreeBSD repository in the near future. So keep
an eyes open for that!

The home page for the project can be found here.