Local Chat 1.5.5 Released

By | May 26, 2021

I’ve been doing a lot of clean up behind the scenes and got behind on several things. I never got around to announcing a proper release for 1.5.4 and now I’m releasing 1.5.5. There’s not a lot to note with these releases with the exception that CTRL-R now manually redraws the chat client.

This should also be the last of the 1.5 version releases. Development has started on the new features for version 1.6.

There’s also been a couple small changes with the Debian repositories. I definitely wanted to support all actively supported distributions which is currently Debian 9 (Stretch) and Debian 10 (Buster). To support this different distributions the URLs needed to be changed slightly. Although doing this isn’t ideal, it will make it easier to support other Debian based distributions in the future if we choose to.

# 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.
# For Debian 9 (Stretch)
echo "deb https://apt.digitalcombine.ca/stretch stretch main" > \
# For Debian 10 (Buster)
echo "deb https://apt.digitalcombine.ca/buster buster main" > \

chmod 0644 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/digitalcombine.list

# Update apt!
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lchat

Also, as an update, support for FreeBSD package repositories is being developed. Everything is in place with the exception of signing the repository. There’s still some testing that’s need here and hopefully will be done sooner than later.

The home page for the project can be found here.