Though it's rather long in the tooth, and a long time between updates, the real progress in this program is best measured by trying 3.0.4 again, which seems awful in comparison to 3.1. To it's credit, even alpha builds have been more stable than betas of most programs, and there have been few problems with beta builds. Although it's rather a cluttered and feature-overloaded program (show me an irc program with audio and video streaming!), it has useful features like buttons on the userlist and has far more options for the control of the program. To its detriment, it can't do an all-in-one-window layout like xchat or snak.