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Alvaro's Messenger

Alvaro's Messenger is a Tcl/Tk client for MSN Messenger. Its features include multi-language support, smileys, docking support for KDE 3 and GNOME 2 (FreeDesktop compatibility), logging, profiles support, email notification, customizable sounds, group management, file transfers with NAT support, and proxy support. Some special features include the possibility of knowing who has deleted you from his/her list, connecting "silently" (appearing invisible), and so on.

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  •  26 Dec 2005 15:10

    Release Notes: Webcams are now supported, both for sending and receiving. Tabbed windows were implemented. Conversations can be grouped using tabs. Support for MSN Mobile service was added. Animated emoticons are supported. The appearance of the chat window can be customized more extensively. A new panel GUI was added to alert when there's a new aMSN version. The language files and plugins are automatically updated from the Web. A picture is displayed in a notification alert, like MSN 7. Statistics for history were added. Color was added to the history. You can now use your webcam to take a picture and use it as a display picture.

    •  06 Nov 2004 20:06

      Release Notes: A preview picture is now shown when someone sends a file transfer request. Fixes were made for the extra empty space at the bottom of the chat window, a non-integer proxy port, a "Contact does not exist" reconnection issue, problems with the new Snack sound library, and other bugs. An alert is triggered when Microsoft sends a maintenance message. The user properties now store whether someone uses Webmessenger, MSN 6, or MSN 7. Support for plugins was improved. You can now change the default download location in the "Others" preferences tab. "Save As" on a file transfer request. Under Mac OS X, the phone number may now be saved in preferences and some bugs were fixed.

      •  28 Aug 2004 18:21

        Release Notes: An option in the alarm feature to send a message when the alarm runs out was added. Issues with displaying pictures with Gaim was fixed, as well as alarm and proxy problems. Variable substitution in alarm was implemented. A custom chat style is now supported. An option to ignore other users' font preferences, a global nick option to change everybody's nick, a different friendly name (p4c) for each user, and the ability to remove empty groups from the contact list were added. The ability to use the Snack library for sounds (set to default for windows) and the ability to block/unblock all the users from a group by the popup menu were added. Many bugfixes for Mac OS X were made.

        •  31 May 2004 02:00

          Release Notes: Some options were added to make the GUI look nicer. A new abstract connection layer was added. The proxy should now work better, and proxy authentication is now supported. Each user can now set personal notification preferences in "User properties". Focus is now given to the login window.

          •  18 Feb 2004 17:48

            Release Notes: This release adds support for displaying pictures, receiving file transfers using the new MSNP2P system (through the server), custom smileys, and the the Windows tray icon. There's now a "typed characters counter" in message windows, an "Advanced preferences editor" to customize each detail of AMSN, and a new default skin. All configuration files have been migrated to XML. There are many bugfixes and minor improvements to the GUI and protocol.

            Recent comments

            02 Apr 2004 18:10 airadier

            Re: It didn't work!!!
            Hi, what's the error message exactly? Can you copy-paste

            it?

            Greets.

            > Hi, I tried to install AMSN on my Red

            > Hat 6.2 where I rencetly also installed

            > tcl 8.4.6, but AMSN was impossible to

            > install. I did as it was instructed

            > (./amsn) and then a line in shell said

            > that there was an error in the file

            > 'amsn' and that the problem was in the

            > file, on the line 202 "reload_files". I

            > even tried with amsn8.3 and the same

            > problem accur, but on the line 127.

            > How do I fix the problem?

            02 Apr 2004 08:36 stevemba

            It didn't work!!!
            Hi, I tried to install AMSN on my Red Hat 6.2 where I rencetly also installed tcl 8.4.6, but AMSN was impossible to install. I did as it was instructed (./amsn) and then a line in shell said that there was an error in the file 'amsn' and that the problem was in the file, on the line 202 "reload_files". I even tried with amsn8.3 and the same problem accur, but on the line 127.
            How do I fix the problem?

            03 Jan 2004 07:03 Eldiabl0

            animated nick
            I'm not a developper but I think that is possible to do animated nick with amsn. So if you think you can...

            I hope pictures will be available in the next version.

            thank you for all

            BONNE CHANCE
            GAMBATEKUDASAI !

            14 Oct 2003 16:31 airadier

            Re: Amsn after mid-October?
            We released 0.83 just today ;)

            Greets. Alvaro.


            >
            > Any update on this yet? tomorrow's the
            > supposed D day
            >
            >
            >
            > % It will affect amsn. We're working on
            > a
            > % new version
            > % that uses the latest MSNP9 protocol,
            > and
            > % will
            > % release it soon, before October 15th.
            > % Older
            > % versions of amsn won't work after
            > that
            > % day.


            14 Oct 2003 12:10 netfrost

            Re: Amsn after mid-October?

            Any update on this yet? tomorrow's the supposed D day

            > It will affect amsn. We're working on a
            > new version
            > that uses the latest MSNP9 protocol, and
            > will
            > release it soon, before October 15th.
            > Older
            > versions of amsn won't work after that
            > day.

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