The non-unicode version is currently broken in CVS and will crash if text formatting is active. This will stay for a while, but I'am gonna fix it for sure.I plan to release a test snapshot of the current work soon (maybe today), which will be an "unicode only" release.Here are a few informations about the current code:Lots of, and I mean lots of, things have changed internally.First, you'll need to update your icon packs. The old icon packs did not provide enough "slots" for the new icons. The new format was pushed to 30 slots and there are still a number of unused and reserved icon Id's. So, that should not happen again.Theming added. You can now export all visual settings for the message log formatting to a plain text (.ini format) file. Importing this is, of course, also possible. It will save all your font + color configurations, including backgrounds, formatting info (indent etc.). Note that, loading a theme changes the global settings only, so if you're using "per contact" settings, you can use the new menu entry "Load global message log format" to quickly apply it to the current window.The toolbar code was changed. The options to hide parts of the toolbar are gone and were replaced with a fast "per container" toggle toolbar option, accessible from the menubar and the container options dialog.When visible, the toolbar auto-tweaks itself to hide less important buttons if there is not enough space to display all buttons. You can choose which buttons should be hidden first (either the new formatting controls or the old standard buttons) and even if you want to allow a hidden send button.Static avatar layout is gone. Don't ask for getting it back, as it won't happen. It was simply in the way of the new toolbar code. However, for those of you who want to see avatars unresized, there is a new option to set a size limit (in pixels). Avatars smaller than this limit will be displayed unresized when you open a tab or window. You can still resize them by moving the splitter, but you don't have to.It is also possible to prevent the avatar from stealing toolbar space, by setting another option "Always keep the toolbar at full width", in which case, the avatar will keep its place below the toolbar (its the same as "align for full width button bar" was in previous versions).Option pages were redesigned. Some of them are now using a tab control to minimize the number of entries in the options tree.Message log changes: It's now possible to set your own color for horizontal grid lines. They don't need to use the default background color any longer. Vertical grid lines can be disabled. A new option allows you to set additional linespacing (in pixels) at the end of a message to avoid a problem with some fonts where characters were "touching" the grid line (which looked ugly).Text formatting: tabSRMM now recognizes *bold* /italic/ and _underlined_. It is also possible to use the formatting controls to format your text in the input box. The current parser will translate this into *bold* /italic/ and _underlined_ respectively, so you won't annoy people not using Miranda with strange formatting codes. If we ever get protocols with native formatting support, the message window will be able to support this aswell (the basic code is there, but since our protocols don't support sending and receiving formatted messages, it is simplified to use the */_ stuff).There is more, but these were the most important things.I now consider the feature set "complete" for the first final release. No new features, except the "autostart/autoload containers" (which is already in the works) will be added anymore, before a version "1.0" will be available (which will happen, when the remaining known bugs are gone).Expect a test release of the current code soon, it will be posted here when it is available.