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Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:48 pm
by bobfoster
Running version 1.5.10.4 Adium on MacOs Catalina version 10.15.

Previously, in Chats when the list of text boxes was scrolled to the bottom, any additional messages, either typed by user or received from other users, was added to the bottom and the list was scrolled up to reveal it. After upgrading to Catalina yesterday, this autoscrolling behavior has stopped working. When user types a message and hits return, the new message is hidden. Likewise, messages from other users are not revealed by scrolling up. So one has to constantly manually scroll up to see the message thread.

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:14 pm
by spelunker
Version 1.5.11b3 (11/03/216) exhibits the same behaviour.

Catalina is the initial public release 10.15, installed today

It did not exhibit the behaviour on Mojave

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:32 pm
by killertofu
I am also experiencing this with every message theme I try (version 1.5.10.4).

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:03 pm
by korric
I am also seeing this behaviour, which is quite annoying actually.

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:22 pm
by chrisgo
Confirming the issue -- occurs after upgrade to Catalina

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:14 am
by spelunker
More detail:

After opening Adium for the first time there is a space, often, above the first messages. The new messages scroll until the top 'old' message hits the top of the window. Scrolling thereafter stops.

I've also noticed that the "other party is typing" indicator switches on when they are, but the "you have not read old messages" colour for unread messages seems no longer to work

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:17 pm
by hannah1650
I am also having this issue after updating to Catalina and it is driving me crazy. I keep missing important messages from my coworkers.

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:00 pm
by doomsday
Same to me.
Is there any fix so far?

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:25 pm
by spelunker
Is there any fix so far?


If there were a fix there would be a new release. There is not. I've pinged the forum moderator to take a look at the thread. Others might choose to do the same by PM

I'm a little worried that Adium might now be a "mature" product and at the end of its maintained life

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:55 pm
by Robby
spelunker wrote:[…] If there were a fix there would be a new release. There is not. I've pinged the forum moderator to take a look at the thread.

And I replied to you.

spelunker wrote:Others might choose to do the same by PM […]

Please refrain from sending me "me too" PMs. There's no benefit to that.

––––

I don't know of anyone who has been working on Adium in the last two years.

If someone were to make a code contribution to fix the issue, I could see about getting a new version released.

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:57 pm
by spelunker
Sorry, Robby. The forum never told me there was a reply until now

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:59 pm
by Robby
Okay, no problem.

I get email notifications for private messages and updates to this thread. You should too, unless the forum software is misbehaving.

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:01 pm
by spelunker
I had to find it in the options just now. It was quite a search. Default mode is for emails to be off. I made the error of thinking default might be 'on' Apologies again

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:15 pm
by Robby
(I researched this and it does seem notifications for private messages are off by default in the forum software.)

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:32 pm
by doomsday
okay, so there is no better way, but download pidgin lol

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:40 pm
by spelunker
Does Pidgin do end to end encryption?

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:58 pm
by doomsday
spelunker wrote:Does Pidgin do end to end encryption?

yes i think so

but i love Adium so much. hope someone can do a fix soon :(

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:16 pm
by spelunker
AH, well, mmmmm

Adium is developed in the ​Objective-C language using ​Apple's Cocoa frameworks and licensed under the ​GNU GPL open source license. The libpurple protocol library which provides connectivity on many instant messaging services is written in C and maintained mostly by the developers of ​Pidgin. - https://trac.adium.im/wiki/Development

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:57 pm
by Robby
I've filed a formal bug report here: https://trac.adium.im/ticket/16744

If anyone here is into programming Objective-C and able to fix the bug, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Re: Auto-scrolling not working after upgrade to Catalina

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:58 pm
by spelunker
Thanks, Robby