This topic is meant to introduce the new features and updates that are being added to the client for version v1.4.0. As the new PRs are merged they will be added here. Pre-release for testing can be found here https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/releases/tag/v1.4.1
Automatically Update Maps when hosting https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2114
Latest version of the map will be downloaded when clicking create game
Support zstandard compression in replay files https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2124
Adds the ability to parse the new compression for replays when it is eventually used
Use FLowless for listview for chat user list https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2127
Changes the list view to use a new type control for display which should cut down on the number of graphic updates and thus cpu usage.
Add discord invite as topic to matchmaker chat https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2131
Discord button moved to the matchmaker chat with more text added
Use system path for java with map generator https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/commit/a89ac22c3a84c02aa7693180dcd1aa7eddbcc12f
Uses the system java to run the map generator which should hopefully mitigate issues some users have of not being able to generate maps
Join saved Auto Channels https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/commit/dbe5a37993ed2aecbc3c0779fdf90bce5a08eba1
User specified auto channels should be joined
Convert ChatService to KittehIRC https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2126
This changes the underlying library used for the chat from Pircbotx to kitteh. Kitteh is non-blocking so will hopefully use less cpu. Additionally it is more straightforward to implement irc interactions enabling opportunity for more IRC integration if desired.
Display Rating History Correctly https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2142
This fixes the display bug with the rating history so that all points will be shown again.
Fix Rating Range Table Sorting https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2150
Refactor Notifications UI https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2153
Change the notifications UI to include a button to the tech help forums as well as crash detection for faf. The error is now hidden by default and user input errors now have the error stack trace hidden.
Allow Moderator reports through the client https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2139
Players can now submit moderator reports through the client and report buttons added to online replays
Fix discord join button https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2155
Add management of installed Maps https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2079
RC-2 is now available at https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/releases/tag/v1.4.1-RC2
RC-5 is now available at https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/releases/tag/v1.4.1-RC5
This will hopefully be the last RC before release barring any major bugs