Linked by Fernando Apesteguia on Wed 12th Jul 2006 18:16 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews We bring to you an interview with Alvaro J. Iradier, founder and lead developer of AMSN (Alvaro's Messenger), a full-featured MSN compatible client, written in tcl/tk.
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RE: Excellent
by elzurawka on Wed 12th Jul 2006 20:10 UTC in reply to "Excellent"
elzurawka
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2005-07-08

If the grouping issues are gone, maybe ill give it a shot on my laptop, does neone know if its in yum(linva)?
What would you say advantages of AMSN are over Gaim, i have not really had any issues with with gaim except for the random crash, but i am running the beta's for 2.0.0

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RE[2]: Excellent
by djst on Thu 13th Jul 2006 06:18 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
djst Member since:
2005-08-07

What would you say advantages of AMSN are over Gaim, i have not really had any issues with with gaim except for the random crash, but i am running the beta's for 2.0.0

Gaim is a general purpose instant messaging client designed to work with most protocols available, supporting the least common denominator of all of them. aMSN, on the other hand, is designed specifically with MSN in mind and tries to support as many MSN-specific features as possible. For example, it has support for custom animated smileys, nudges, etc. MSN users are known for using lots of graphics like animated smileys and flash graphics when communicating, and aMSN provides at least part of that functionality in Linux.

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RE[3]: Excellent
by Rahul on Thu 13th Jul 2006 07:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06



Gaim is a general purpose instant messaging client designed to work with most protocols available, supporting the least common denominator of all of them


Thats pretty misleading. Gaim does support several protocol specific features. While they indeed try to maintain a similar interface between these protocols, they dont inherently limit themselves to only supporting features that all of the protocols support.

On the other hand, the focus of AMSN does yield some unique benefits currently.

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