Thursday, December 27, 2012

Siilihai 2.2.1 released, new mobile version

2.2.1 fixes a crasher bug which may happen while syncing after unsubscribing a group. Available for Ubuntu & Win.

Mobile version with same fix is released as version 0.9.8.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Siilihai 2.2.0 released, new mobile version

Siilihai 2.2.0 has been released for Ubuntu & Windows. This is mostly a bug-fixing release and seems to work nicely. Please report any remaining bugs.

Siilihai mobile is currently in version 0.9.7 and also works fine. Download it for Harmattan (Nokia N9(50)) at:

It is also available for MeeGo Mer/Nemo/Sailfish (future Jolla devices).

Best way to install is to add repository to zypper package management by running zypper ar

Then run zypper refresh and zypper install siilihai-mobile. New versions will be updated automatically to your device.

i586 repo

armv7hl repo

Siilihai Mobile running on a Exopc tablet with MeeGo Nemo OS.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Siilihai-mobile 0.9.4 released for Harmattan

0.9.4 uses libsiilihai 2.1.0 -> it has TapaTalk support.

I'm uploading it to repository, but until it's accepted you can download it at:

Still beta quality, but report any bugs you find.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Siilihai 2.1 released

 - TapaTalk login is now supported.
 - Fixes some crasher bugs introduced in 2.0.
 - Other minor fixes & enhancements.

Available for Ubuntu and Windows.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Siilihai 2.0 released with TapaTalk support

Last weekend version 2.0 of Siilihai client was released. It contains a single major change that has been requested most often: support for TapaTalk forum API.

TapaTalk is supported by over 40000 forums so it is possible that your favourite forum already has it.

The client looks almost the same as 1.3, but there have been major changes under the hood and on the server side. This may cause some unstability compared to previous versions so please report any bugs you find.

 - Support for different forum providers. This means we can have parsed forums (requiring no support for server) and TapaTalk which requires a plugin to be installed on server.
 - TapaTalk is still experimental but seems to work fine on tested forums.
 - New "subscribe to forum" dialog which allows any URL to be entered. Siilihai automatically checks which provider to use for the URL.
 - Sync optimizations & various bugfixes.

 - 2.0 is available for Ubuntu and Windows only. If you can compile and package a Qt application for OS X or other Linux/BSD distributions such as Debian, Fedora and SUSE please contact us. We want to support as many OS's and distributions as possible but we need community support.
 - Mobile version is still using old code and will be upgraded soon.

Coming soon:
 - Authentication support for TapaTalk forums.
 - Upgrade Mobile version to use latest code.

If you are a forum owner, please install the free TapaTalk plugin from

Have fun!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Distruptions in service

The next version of Siilihai will include some major enhancements. More on them later. Because of this, the server code must be changed. Hopefully no new bugs will be introduced so but this never happens in reality.

So, be warned that the server may be broken for short times in near future.

Monday, October 8, 2012

1.3.0 released, new distributions supported

Siilihai 1.3.0 was just pushed to Ubuntu repository. Windows & Mac versions to be updated soon. This version includes optimizations to sync process making it start much faster than before.

Siilihai-mobile is now being build at MeeGo OBS. It is currently built for Harmattan (N9 and N950) and Mer (future Jolla devices).

Installation packages are found at:

(Select platform on the right side "build status")

Desktop client for Fedora, OpenSuse and other distributions to follow. Building for them will be easy thanks to OBS build service.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Siilihai 1.2.1 & Siilihai mobile 0.9.3 released

1.2.1 is now in Ubuntu repository, Windows and Mac versions to follow later.
 - Various fixes
 - Syncing is now much faster during startup
New mobile version 0.9.3 for Harmattan:

- Fixes a few bugs
- Uses new libsiilihai version - syncing is much faster now during startup
- Non-inverted color theme
- Usage without account now supported

This seems to be usable, so I'm uploading it to Nokia Store soon unless major issues are reported.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Siilihai 1.2.0 released

New versions uploading for Ubuntu and Windows.


 - Using Siilihai without creating an account is now possible. Without account it's not possible to sync status between readers, create new parsers, or report working or broken parsers so it is still recommended to create an account if you seriously want to use Siilihai.
 - When changing from group to another, the previous group is synced. This makes quitting a bit faster. More optimizations like this coming later. 
 - Various changes & fixes in libsiilihai.

Please report any bugs.

Update: Don't download the windows version - build process has changed a bit and the installer is broken. New version to be released soon.
Windows version works now, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Again new mobile version for Harmattan

 New version 0.9.2 available, please test.

 - libsiilihai has plenty of fixes
 - Various UI enhancements & fixes
 - Opening posts in browser works now

New desktop version will be released also soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Harmattan (Nokia N9) version available

- Progress indicator
- Icon by et3rnal (thanks!)
- Other minor UI fixes
- Some essential functionality is still missing so it's not completely usable
- Version number lowered to 0.9.0 as i decided not to keep same version for mobile as for lib. 0.9.0 is really newer than 1.1.0.
- Not properly tested but "works for me". Let me know of any issues.

Download at:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Siilihai 1.1.1 release

For users, 1.1.1 contains no visible changes.

For developers it is more interesting.
- Now uses cdbs (Common Debian Build System) for multiarch compatibility.
- libsiilihai renamed to libsiilihai1 as it should be by naming policy.
- siilihai-client compiles everything in a single binary now. No more need for separate libs in client.
- headers are now in separate package libsiilihai1-dev.
- Other minor cleanups.

Upgrade via PPA should work.. But please report if it doesn't.

If upgrade fails: uninstall libsiilihai and then reinstall siilihai-client.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New N9 version

Here's a new version of Siilihan Mobile for Harmattan. It now looks a bit better and is actually useful.

Known issues:
- No icon (launch from terminal)
- Subscribing forums crashes
- Syncing & updating takes time and there still is no progress bar. Launch in terminal /opt/siilihai-mobile/bin/siilihai-mobile to see output log
- Quit with Menu/Quit, NOT swipe. Swipe just kills the app and does not sync or store the database properly
- Message dialogs (errors etc) are shown as black screens
- In login/registration dialog username's first letter is capitalized
- A lot of planned features are still missing


If you installed the previous version, remove it with apt-get remove libsiilihai siilihaimobile. siilihai-mobile now contains libsiilihai so it's no longer needed separately.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Alpha version of Siilihai Mobile for Harmattan (Nokia N9)

Known issues:
- It's not very pretty. Anyone want to edit QML and make it look good?
- It can only display messages, not mark them as read yet. Message display is not cleaned up from excess html junk.
- First sync takes long time (~15 mins here on wlan) if you have many forums subscribed and there's no progress bar. Just leave it running until you see new messages appear. Start in terminal to see debug output.
- There may be other bugs i'm not aware.

Install both packages:

Let me know if you like it. Contributions would be welcome. I have managed to move almost all "hard work" to libsiilihai so the mobile ui is quite simple.

(Running here on my N950):

Friday, February 24, 2012

Server maintenance on Mon 27.2

Server hosting Siilihai is being upgraded Monday 27 February 2012 between 9am and 1pm UTC. Siilihai will work only in offline mode during that period.