December 12, 2022

Useful update of Bopup Messenger app for Windows PC

 New version 7.4.2 of Bopup Messenger for Windows OS is released. In this version we improved the instant messenger by adding enhancements to user interface and fixing some annoying issues.

This version added toolbar to main window of the messenger when it is switched to "All-In-One Chat" mode. That makes easier to access frequently used functions within main menu.


The new release of the application also fixes issue with automated reconnect to the communication server after previous loose of the connection or coming from sleep mode in Windows.

Another fix is related to window popup from system tray area. It is funny but the messenger did not want to restore it;s main window if the About dialog was opened before.

December 9, 2022

Bopup Communication Server added support of instant messengers for Linux OS

New minor update of Bopup Communication Server software is available, it' version 5.10.8 has been released. Among few fixes and improvements the new release added support for IM client for Linux platform. 


An instant messenger for Linux OS is currently in a development stage and it becomes our most priority task. We hope to release first preview version of the Linix app even in this year. 

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.8 — IM server for encrypted text messaging and file transfer between company employees

November 17, 2022

Bopup Messenger app is now available in Samsung Galaxy Store

Bopup Messenger application for Android platform has been added to Samsung Galaxy Store. This makes easy to find and install the app on Samsung phones since they all have a built-in access to the store.


As always new users are able to evaluate Bopup Messenger for Android and Windows PC platform using a public instant messaging server running at bopup.me address. In order to connect to the shared instance of Bopup Communication Server we added few test user accounts such as demo, user and admin. Visit https://www.bopup.me for advanced details and credentials info.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android from Samsung Galaxy Store — Mobile client for private and secure texting over self-hosted IM


November 8, 2022

New versions of IM server and messenger clients improve Message History module

New versions of Bopup Communication Server, Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer have been released. The new software totally improves the functionality to view Message History.

Now the server console lets search for transferred files for their filenames in the history. Previously the server performed the search only for message text.

New releases of the instant messaging clients added the search function in their Message Histore module. So it is possible now to find messages and files by enterring words which match that data.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.7, Bopup Messenger version 7.4.1 and Bopup Observer version 6.1.2 — Secure IM platform for office chat

November 1, 2022

Meet all-new "All-In-One Chat" interface mode in Bopup Messenger client

We are proud to announce new version 7.4.0 of Bopup Messenger client which now supports a single window mode.

Over the past years the messenger's user interface had not undergone global changes and included the main window with the user's contact list and separate chat dialogs with the ability to open several at once.

Classic interface with ability to have several conversation windows in the messenger

At the same time, thanks, among other things, to public messengers, instant messaging software started to use the interface with a single chat window. This became a de facto and affected, in turn, corporate IM software.

Therefore the new version of Bopup Messenger now supports a switch the interface mode within a single "All-In-One Chat" window.

"All-In-One Chat" interface mode in Bopup Messenger

The new mode is activate through program settings on the "Interface mode" tab. The regular look-and-feel mode with few conversation windows is now called "Classic Messenger".


Within the new release of the IM client we updated Bopup Communication Server which includes new  version of IM Client Configuration Tool. It lets enable the appearance mode in the messengers remotely and centrally on the server.


June 5, 2022

Обновления в интерфейсе сервера сообщений и клиентском ПО

Новые версии программных продуктов Bopup доступны для загрузки на вебсайте по адресу https://www.bopup.ru/downloads/

Bopup Communication Server версии 5.10.3 включает изменения в интерфейсе Консоли Управления, в которой отображаются соответствующие пиктограммы напротив учетных записей пользователей, групп, новостей и т.д. во всех списках, что в свою очередь облегчает идентификацию объектов. 

Вдобавок к этому все модули сервера были пересобраны с предыдущими более стабильными настройками, которые использовались до версии 5.10.0, так как в последнее время наша техническая поддержка столкнулась с массой отзывов о странной и нестабильной работе ПО.

Клиентские приложения Bopup Messenger и Bopup Observer также были обновлены. Версия 7.3.2 клиента Bopup Messenger содержит улучшения касающиеся интерфейсной части и теперь все отправленные скриншоты и изображения могут быть открыты по клику мышки в окне переписки подобно полученным данным.

Клиенты также поддерживают новое расположение файла настроек, который может быть скопирован в локальную директорию (папку установки), где находится исполняемый файл программы. Такой файл конфигурации имеет меньший приоритет по сравнению с downloaded.ini файлом загруженным с сервера мгновенных сообщений, но вместе с тем имеет больший приоритет по сравнению с общими настройками в профайле All Users и ProgramData.

Использование такого расположения для файла настроек может быть полезным на Linux системах, в частности ОС Astra Linux, когда рабочие файлы приложения копируются без установки и исполняются в среде Wine.

Загрузить Bopup Communication Server 5.10.3, Bopup Messenger 7.3.2 и Bopup Observer 6.1.1 — Приложения для организации системы мгновенных сообщений в среде предприятия


April 20, 2022

Exchange files smoothly without showing file transfer dialogs using the new version of Bopup IM

 Both Bopup Communication Server and instant messenger apps have been updated. The major addition is that now IM software supports sending and receiving files in the messenger clients without displaying separate file transfer windows. So now files can be sent immediately once they are dropped in conversation dialog.

The new version is supported the latest version 5.10.1 of the communication server, Bopup Messenger version 7.3.0 and Bopup Observer version 6.1.0 In order to enable this feature go to Options dialog box in the Management Console of IM server and then switch to File Transfer. Enable "Exchange files without showing file transfer windows in IM clients" option.

Enable smooth file transfer through IM server settings
Enable smooth file transfer through IM server settings

The new version of Bopup Communication Server also improves SQL database maintenance functionality. Now it is possible to specify the number of recent days for which to keep existing data on the communication server during the database cleanup.

Enter the number of days during the database cleanup

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients now come with improved Message History dialog that contains function to remove selected data from the local history archive.

Messages and transfers can be now deleted from the messenger history

Bopup Messenger version 7.3.0 also adds File Transfer and Message History buttons on the conversation toolbar for a rapid sending file to recipient and displaying history for current recipient.

Improved toolbar in the conversation dialog of Bopup Messenger

February 26, 2022

Tips & Tricks: How to install Bopup IM clients for all users on a computer

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients installations occur to current user on a Windows computer by default. This means that automatic startup key in the system registry and program shortcuts are created in Start menu and applied to the user only under which the installation was running.

Another case this critical behavior occurs when the messenger app is deployed and set up remotely using Active Directory Group Policies (GPO) that lets run MSI files. Since such installations are run under System account then no shortcuts are created for any user account in Windows. 

In order to avoid this issue MSI files must be launched with ALLUSERS=1 passed to as a command line parameter. Please note that the parameter is a case-sensitive and must be typed in uppercase.

Example:

msiexec /i bopupmes.msi ALLUSERS=1

We hope that this information helps and makes deploying Bopup IM software much easier and handy.

February 12, 2022

A patch file for Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.0

A recent release of the IM server adds a huge number of improvements and changed to SQL Server database. This may cause issues on version update of the application. We build a special patch tool that fixes errors in the database. 

Download and launch this command line tool on a server running the communication server if you experience issues with starting the service after upgrading the application to version 5.10.0

Download patch file for Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.0


January 20, 2022

Major update of Bopup Communication Server and new version of Bopup Messenger

Bopup Communication Server product has been update to version 5.10.0 This is a major release of the IM server that comes with great improvements, changes and bugfixes. 

First of all we improved SQL database structure by removing unnecessary and adding new indexes to tables that speed up an overall performance. There are also a lot of changes and improvements in the IM service module that operates better and faster on a high number of concurrent users. 

Management Console of the IM server adds a faster load of message log. We improved the lists and now data is shown rapidly even thousands of records are loaded. 

Another improvement is related to displaying charts on the Welcome and other profile pages. We improved SQL queries that select data so now the charts do not delay loading pages.

A new version 7.2.16 of Bopup Messenger is also available. This is a critical release of the instant messenger that resolve the issue with message popup received from non-contacts user. We strongly recommend to update the messenger to the latest version.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.0 and Bopup Messenger version 7.2.16 — Office IM Suite for encrypted communication between employees


November 21, 2021

Bopup Communication Server version 5.9.3 — Stable IM server with support of thousands concurrent users

 New version 5.9.3 of Bopup Communication Server is released. It is a critical update of the IM server software that fixes many issues and comes with great improvements. 

The general fix relates to a memory leak in the service module. Due to that problem the service could not be even properly stopped and remained in Windows memory all time with "Stopping" status. Another issue was the problem with data update when the service stopped reading data from the SQL database. In addition the service could stop sending News messages after couple hours of running.

We strongly recommend to our customers to update their existing instance of Bopup Commuication Server to the new version to avoid problems described above and the issue with using a huge amount of memory by the IM service.

As always the update procedure is too much simple — just download a new setup package and launch it on the server computer to upgrade program files with keeping all data and settings.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.9.3 — Organize secure instant messaging system over hundreds and thousands employees

August 31, 2021

Bopup Communication Server version 5.9.2 adds minor improvements

 We release new version 5.9.2 of the communication server. It is a minor release of the software products that contains few important changes.

Charts in Management Console display data for the last 7 days only

Due to slow operation of the server console on showing charts we decided to decrease the period for which to show the data for. The new version of the IM server now shows charts for the last 7 days instead of 15-day period. This brings an affect on large databases with great number of users and exchanged data. Anyway the charts can be displayed optionally and this feature can be turned off in the server options https://www.bopup.com/onlinehelp/server/options/interface_settings.html

New version of IM Client Configuration Tool 

The setup package of the communication server comes with a new release of the IM Client Configuration Tool that lets configure and manage messenger settings from the server console. The recent version of the tool contains minor fixes and important confirmation box when a server name/address is changed. 

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.9.2 — High-level IM solution for real-time communications