Stable version 0.9.1 that supports channels is finally available! Same version was uploaded for Mac App Store, but it will take about a week to pass the review.
I will inform you in this channel about all new dev and stable versions, so if you are interested in Telegram Desktop progress feel free to join 😌
Right now replies from custom bot keyboards are broken in group chats :( This is a critical bug and it will require another bugfix stable update (one already was released today, 0.9.1 after 0.9 with channels).
I will prepare this version tomorrow morning and I hope you won't be bothered too much with such frequent updates.
By the way, such fixes will be required less often if more bugs will be found in the new upcoming dev versions. Dev version is a less stable version of Telegram Desktop, all features appear first there and only after some testing by all the users who installed a dev version — to all the public, who use stable update channel.
And that means more dev version users => more testers => less bugs and bugfix updates in stable version. So if you want to in the first line and get all the new features as quick as possible you are welcome to install dev version from the bottom of that page: https://desktop.telegram.org/#dev-version
The new stable version 0.9.2 is available. Some critical bugs are fixed there, including sending replies to bots from custom keyboards.
You can update your current version in Settings or download it from https://desktop.telegram.org
The new dev version 0.9.3 is already out! You can update in Settings or download this new version from the bottom of https://desktop.telegram.org/#dev-version page.
This one should render your conversations list, emoji and stickers panel and almost all other parts a little bit faster. Especially it could be noticed if you own not a very fast PC or you run OS X with Retina display.
I remind you that the «dev version» update channel is less stable but it gets all new features (and bugs, and crashes 😄) a little bit faster, than the stable one.
This week and a half I was working on a new beautiful dialog boxes design, and the new 0.9.4 dev version brings it to you!
And also it brings some important bugfixes:
— previous optimizations in the version 0.9.3 sometimes resulted in wrong conversations list display (one green check instead of two, some typing status freezes, etc..)
— sometimes the version for OS X 10.6 and 10.7 was crashing when trying to show a new message notification.
— version for Linux with the tray icon enabled was interrupting the shutdown process.
I hope in the new 0.9.4 those bad things are no more.
P.S. you can now toggle the notifications display right from the context menu, thanks to the open source community guys.
Also in 0.9.4 dev version in the new beautiful send image box you can attach a caption to the images, that you paste from the clipboard:
This moment has come at last and the new dialog boxes design together with some vast render speed improvements are finally released in the new stable version 0.9.5!
I hope that all the bugs from both dev versions of this features were fixed and that 0.9.5 will work great for you.
Update now at your Settings page or download it from https://desktop.telegram.org
I thought about writing «it was developed for three weeks, so there was plenty of time for many new critical bugs 😅» but I was hoping for the best — and I could not be more wrong! A critical bug, which results in Telegram Desktop crash, was found very soon and reported via Twitter (+ two more, not such bad).
So the only thing that could be done was to release a hotfix 0.9.6 version. Sorry for that! Not the first time and I'm afraid not the last :)