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Instant messaging software

Post by GMC » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:47 am

Hello again

I found this great GNU GPL instant messenger called "aMSN" (http://www.amsn-project.net/).
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Here is a description from their homepage:
aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone, with features such as:

* Offline Messaging
* Voice Clips
* Display pictures
* Custom emoticons
* Multi-language support (around 40 languages currently supported)
* Webcam support
* Sign in to more than one account at once
* Full-speed File transfers
* Group support
* Normal, and animated emoticons with sounds
* Chat logs
* Timestamping
* Event alarms
* Conferencing support
* Tabbed chat windows

It also supports plugins and themes and I think it would be a great addition to ReactOS.

I hope you like.

Bye for now.

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by Z98 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:46 pm

It may be considered for inclusion in the Download list if it isn't already there, but this application is not written in C or C++ so it cannot be considered for inclusion with the base set of applications, even if an IM client is part of the default Windows install.

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:07 am

Oh! I know! You could make a distro with it included right on the setup!

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by coldReactive » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:18 pm

Why not use Pidgin like Ubuntu flavors? I like Pidgin because it isn't bulky (IE: Webcam, voice chat, smilies, etc. is bulky IMO.)

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by GoBusto » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:04 pm

If
GMC wrote:Hello again

I found this great GNU GPL instant messenger called "aMSN" (http://www.amsn-project.net/)

(snip)

Bye for now.
results in
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:Oh! I know! You could make a distro with it included right on the setup!

FlyingIsFun1217
then
Iyeru wrote:Why not use Pidgin like Ubuntu flavors? I like Pidgin because it isn't bulky (IE: Webcam, voice chat, smilies, etc. is bulky IMO.)
also results in
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:Oh! I know! You could make a distro with it included right on the setup!

FlyingIsFun1217

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by coldReactive » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:22 pm

Which results in:

"What if I don't know HOW to make a distro?"

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:32 pm

A flame war! AHAHAHA!

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by GoBusto » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:27 pm

Iyeru wrote:Which results in:

"What if I don't know HOW to make a distro?"
Other people will do. Alternately, you could grab it through Download!


Also:
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:A flame war! AHAHAHA!

FlyingIsFun1217
It's not a flamewar, since no one has mentioned bundling Firefox yet.





Oh fu-

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by coldReactive » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:12 pm

GoBusto wrote:
Iyeru wrote:Which results in:

"What if I don't know HOW to make a distro?"
Other people will do. Alternately, you could grab it through Download!
I can't yet, I don't use emulation software, so I end up using the liveCD, which doesn't have USB Support. So I will just have to wait until 0.4 and/or 0.5

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by Z98 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:59 am

Pidgin is written using Gtk, so it fails the "is written using the Windows API" requirement.

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by coldReactive » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:29 am

Z98 wrote:Pidgin is written using Gtk, so it fails the "is written using the Windows API" requirement.
*facepalm* I forgot.

What about Mir--Oh wait, not enough updates and code bloat. Hrm, what about Tril--oh wait, not open-source/GPL. There's also Digsby--oh wait, it's not GPL/open-source either!

*sighs*

There's Ayttm.... Qnext is proprietary as well. SIM is also another choice (But I don't see any screens in plain view.)

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by noccy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:57 pm

Tbh, I have to put my vote into Pidgin as well, even though it's built on top of GTK. Most well known cross-platform open source software use GTK, such as Pidgin, Gimp, Inkscape, and others. And besides, most *nixes comes preloaded with it.

SIM is built on top of QT and resembles a complex version of ICQ more than a modern day IM client. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but for users who are used to nerfed messaging clients it might be a bit less obvious.

But still, don't just include some primitive MSN client. I have completely abandoned MSN for Jabber (which works excellent with both Pidgin, SIM, and many other multiprotocol messengers). Google figured out that it was worth putting effort into (GTalk), same with Facebook, quite a few µBlogs now share their feeds with other sites using Jabber (XMPP), and it's even being used in web-based and standalone games for data sharing and communication.

That doesn't mean I think MSN support should be excluded; just that if you add an IM client to ReactOS, make sure that it's a multiprotocol one. ReactOS is supposed to be more future than 1990, and MSN is just plain outdated.

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by coldReactive » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:45 pm

You don't have to use Pidgin, since InstantBird is out there, it's based on the Mozilla products; but it has no installer (meaning it runs and saves account data without installation atm), and the addons site for it is in the making still.

http://instantbird.com/

It uses the Gecko engine along with libpurple.

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by Z98 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:01 am

Except we have no criteria that says apps included in the base ROS or rosapps have to be cross platform. In fact, our requirements are directly counter to that. If it isn't written using the win32, it will not be considered no matter how popular it is.

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Re: Instant messaging software

Post by coldReactive » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:36 pm

Z98 wrote:Except we have no criteria that says apps included in the base ROS or rosapps have to be cross platform. In fact, our requirements are directly counter to that. If it isn't written using the win32, it will not be considered no matter how popular it is.
Firefox isn't included then?

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