Wednesday, June 21, 2017 down for server maintenance

The hosting company has upgraded their servers, causing the old Django version Siilihai's uses to stop working. This has caused a lot of downtime. Now the site is back up, but in barely working state.

I'm currently upgrading code to latest Django version.

If anyone who can code Django wants to contribute, let me know.

Sorry for this, it was a bit surprise for me too.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Siilihai 2.6 released

This version mostly fixes bugs & enhances the underlying architecture. It also should be faster after some profiling & optimizations.

This release is available for Linux only for now. I've decided to publish it as snap package from now on. Ubuntu users will find Siilihai in the software center. On other distros, you can install snap first (instructions here) and siilihai-client with it. This way Siilihai is available for practically all modern distros. Rpm/deb packaging can be done if needed.

I've had trouble with Windows packaging, as the latest Qt SDK doesn't install cleanly on Wine. Looks like I'll have to use real Windows to make builds. I'd really like if someone from community could take over the Windows builds. Mail me at if you want to do so. Windows version is to be released when I get it done.

New android version is in testing and will be available soon. It'll be published probably in F-Droid instead of Google Play.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Siilihai 2.5.0 released

New major visible feature is Discourse forum support. Discourse is a nice FOSS web forum software which has it's own API for reading messages. No TapaTalk needed for Discourse forums. Currently only reading Discourse forums is supported, but posting will be added later.

If you are starting a new forum, I can recommend using Discourse as the software.

Under the hood there have been a lot of refactoring and cleanups. Goal is to use 100% same c++ code on the desktop and mobile UI versions of the reader. There is no mobile version of 2.5.0 yet available, but that should follow soon.

This release is available for Ubuntu (Wily & Xenial) and Windows. Please give feedback if you like it and have a nice summer!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Siilihai 2.4.0 released

This update changes how update errors are handled. Instead of popping up a dialog for each error, Siilihai displays list of errors when you select the forum which caused them.

Built for Ubuntu Vivid & Windows. Sailfish & Android versions will also be updated later.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Siilihai 2.3.4 released

2.3.4 has a couple of minor updates:
  • Fix for Siilihai freezing when a certain malformed message is converted from TapaTalk format to HTML. 
  • Use QNetworkSession to open network connection. This will be useful on mobile devices.
Builds are for Win32 and Ubuntu Trusty & Utopic. Updated mobile versions coming later.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

OS X version updated

A new build of Siilihai for OS X 10.10 has been contributed by user Blackskyliner. Please download it at:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Siilihai 2.3.3 released

2.3.3 is a minor maintenance release which brings some fixes related to forums with weird character encoding. Earlier it was impossible to subscribe forums with some bizarre Russian windows encoding but now it should work. Character encoding is now handled with QTextCodec which supports a large number of encodings.

If you are a forum owner, use UTF-8. Everything else is deprecated and just causes trouble.

This release is built for Ubuntu and Windows. Mac builder is still wanted.