Things have been absolutely cooking around here at HipChat! In the past six weeks alone, we launched a native Mac beta, introduced an Android beta app, and made HipChat free for teams of up to 5 users. This past Monday, we even released a brand new feature called Emoticorrect (teehee)!
But we know Linux users have been anxiously awaiting their own native app…
— Jason Brown (@jasobrown) April 1, 2013
Ever since Adobe AIR stopped supporting Linux, a native Linux app has become our number one customer request. Jason, your wait is finally over: today we’re excited to announce the public release of our HipChat for Linux Beta!
Not only will the new Linux app make it easier for Linux users to install and upgrade HipChat, it’s also super fast. Your HipChat experience on Linux is about to get a whole lot smoother.
Take a look
To reward your patience, we’ve also added some Linux-friendly features such as integrations with standard desktop Linux notifications and tab completion for nicknames.
Remember: Like the Mac app, this app is still in beta so there will be bugs. We’d greatly appreciate if you report any feedback or bugs.
- Some features are not yet complete: creating rooms, file sidebar, etc.
- Whatever has been reported here.
We haven’t forgotten about you. The Windows app is coming soon and the trifecta will be complete… Sign up to be the first to know.