[suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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[suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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Double Agent is an Open Source alternative to Microsoft™ Agent that allows Agent applications to work on Windows 7. It's available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.

Double Agent is licensed under the GNU Public License.
http://doubleagent.sourceforge.net/

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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Resurrecting this topic.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/doubleagent/

This thing should eventually be included in the ReactOS codebase, because of two simple reasons:

1. It will allow applications which require Microsoft Agent API to work in ROS.
2. It will allow to implement search feature with "standard" Windows XP look (welcome back, animated characters).

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+1 for the return of Clippy and BonziBuddy

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We do not have a mascot usable as a search assistant like Merlin, wait, RMS will be a good substitute.
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-favors open source of Windows 10 under GPL2

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erkinalp wrote:We do not have a mascot usable as a search assistant like Merlin, wait, RMS will be a good substitute.
We have, but everyone hates it.

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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Who is he?
-uses Ubuntu+GNOME 3 GNU/Linux
-likes Free (as in freedom) and Open Source Detergents
-favors open source of Windows 10 under GPL2

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I like the idea!

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erkinalp wrote:Who is he?
Well, some of the devs forbid me to tell about him, but I think it is not forbidden to point to an old forum topic :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6682&p=56814#p56814

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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It's.... UGLY ^^ I hated it in the past and I even more hate it now ^^ Aren't there any Agents of use for us with a good license? Otherwise someone has to make one ^^
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-8981


First af all we need to make it working...

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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Jedi-to-be wrote:https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-8981
First af all we need to make it working...
But will it work without Microsoft's Agent? See image.

[ external image ]

I actually hate the things! You can keep your paperclips, dogs and Merlins.
Please keep the Windows classic (9x/2000) look and feel.
The layman's guides to - debugging - bug reporting - compiling - with some complementary scripts.
They may help you with a problem, so do have a look at them.

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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Double Agent is an Open Source alternative to Microsoft™ Agent that allows Agent applications to work on Windows 7.

It emulates the Microsoft™ Agent server and the Microsoft™ Agent ActiveX control.
It supports existing Microsoft™ Agent version 2.0 characters, including Microsoft™ Office Assistant characters.
It implements the Agent Server and Agent ActiveX Control programming interfaces, so it can be used with no changes to existing applications.
For development and testing purposes, it also runs on Windows® XP and Windows® Vista.
It's available in both 32–bit and 64–bit versions.
http://doubleagent.sourceforge.net/#Developers.abstract


http://doubleagent.sourceforge.net/#Dev ... gentAppDev

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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Looks interesting, and it seems to still be developed.
oldman wrote:I actually hate the things!
Is this your final opinion? ;)
oldman wrote:You can keep your paperclips, dogs and Merlins.
I liked Max, but there are many more.

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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fred02 wrote:Looks interesting, and it seems to still be developed.
oldman wrote:I actually hate the things!
Is this your final opinion? ;)
oldman wrote:You can keep your paperclips, dogs and Merlins.
I liked Max, but there are many more.
No, you have not changed my opinion, I still hate the things. They are so annoying!

So it looks like Double Agent can run without Micrsoft's Agent, seeing that there are so many other none MS things!!!
Please keep the Windows classic (9x/2000) look and feel.
The layman's guides to - debugging - bug reporting - compiling - with some complementary scripts.
They may help you with a problem, so do have a look at them.

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Re: [suggestion] Microsoft Agent alternative: Double Agent

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come on oldman, don't you miss those days where BonziBuddy would tell you jokes and give you amazing deals? He did so much for you, are you willing to honestly say he doesn't deserve to come back? Maybe you need to be reminded of how awesome he is.

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