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Mumble VOIP program's first major release in 10 years, 1.3.0, includes over 3,000 changes

Mumble VOIP program's first major release in 10 years, 1.3.0, includes over 3,000 changes

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Mumble has published its first major public release of Mumble since version 1.2 on December 10th, 2009, nearly a decade ago. The new 1.3.0 release of Mumble features over 3,000 new code commits from version 1.2.19, the last public release for the VOIP chat application back in January of 2017.

Some of the most notable features introduced in the new 1.3.0 update include the following:

User interface redesign New light and dark themes Individual user volume adjustment New bindable shortcut for changing transmission modes Support for quickly filtering channels Multichannel recordings are synchronous even after several hours PulseAudio monitor devices can be used as input devices Support for Microsoft DirectX 11 An optional clock (for the current time) in the overlay Improved user management, including searchable ban list Added support for systemd Option to disable public server list Lower volume of other users when “Priority Speaker” talks New interface allows renaming users as well as (batch) deletions and admin removal of user avatars Mumble client can be controlled through SocketRPC Support for Logitech G-keys powered by the Logitech Gaming Software has been added (with a dedicated instruction page available on the official Mumble Wiki)

As far as changes are concerned, they are divided as follows:

Features: Nearly 300 commits across 64 groups were made to changing features across the software. Improvements: Over 300 commits across 36 groups were made to improving features across the software. Bugfixes: Over 120 commits across 14 different groups were made dedicated explicitly to fixing bugs across the software. Code: Over 400 commits across 25 groups were made to improving and fixing code across the software.

In addition to the new release, the Mumble development team has also launched a newly renovated website, which is also where you can download version 1.3.0 of Mumble for all of its supported platforms. 1.3.0 is available now across Windows, macOS, and Linux kernel operating systems. Mumble is also officially available on iOS, though it hasn't received an update since September of 2017.

Further coverage: Mumble blog post It's FOSS

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • iPhone
  • BSD
  • iPad
  • Self-Hosted

Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.