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Old 07-29-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
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Trillian for Linux?


This question is for anyone who's heard of the Trillian instant messanging program for Windows (http://www.ceruleanstudios.com if you're curious): does an equivalent program exist for Linux? GAIM comes standard with Red Hat 9, but I find that it's severely lacking in the sort of features that I'd become used to with Trillian. e.g. while both allow auto-logging, only Trillian displays that log (slightly faded, to indicate that it's a log) in the window of a new conversation - this is an extremely useful feature, especially if your internet connection is broken, and you need a refresher as to where the convo left off. Other options include innumerable plugins, and an extensive event handler - I only wish I was skilled enough to port it over myself.

Thanks for any info.

PS: That's a ridiculous rule about needing 5 posts to insert a url in a message, btw. All I had to do was edit this, my 5th post, to be able to use that tag. *Shakes head and sighs*

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Old 07-29-2003, 11:15 PM   #2
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i think you can with Kopete
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:17 PM   #3
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Re: Trillian for Linux?

Quote:
Originally posted by teyesahr
PS: That's a ridiculous rule about needing 5 posts to insert a url in a message, btw. All I had to do was edit this, my 5th post, to be able to use that tag. *Shakes head and sighs*
That's a matter of opinion :)

I think it's alright, because it makes
advertisement as the sole purpose of
posting here less likely.

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:05 AM   #4
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Just a little heads up, the latest version of GAIM (6.6) shows the logs when you sign back in (as you were describing.) Also, if you look around sourceforge you'll find a good many plugins (though now most of the handy ones are already included). If you haven't tried the 6.6 gaim you might want to give it a run, IMO it's much improved from previous versions.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:49 AM   #5
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Yes, Gaim can do that, but it's in the form of a plugin (shipped by default). Gaim has the most incredibly sucky user interface ever, but is quite featureful and is popular. Just tick the box in the plugins page.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the help, guys.

And, Tinkster, good point about the ads. I hadn't thought of that.

Peace.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:49 AM   #7
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i like the interface of gaim and do not think it is 'sucky'.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:03 PM   #8
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Sucky or not, the interface does warrant some improvement.

But, it's possible that I'm just a bitch because I miss Trillian, which had enough customizability to make even a Linux user happy. C'est la vie....
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:23 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by teyesahr
Sucky or not, the interface does warrant some improvement.
But, it's possible that I'm just a bitch because I miss Trillian, which had enough customizability to make even a Linux user happy. C'est la vie....
You might want to take a peek at a few of the Linux Jabber clients. Many of the support multiple IM protocols via plugins.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:38 PM   #10
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I prefer GAIM and Kopete both above Jabber clients for Linux. Gaim and Kopete are both really easy to set up for multiple protocols.
Gaim - AOL, MSN, ICQ, Yahoo (I think)
Kopete - AOL,MSN,ICQ,Yahoo,WinPopUp

I think currently that Kopete supports more protocols, but I think Gaim has a better feature set outside of that, and it supports the most typical IM protocols. I use both, but I like Gaim more.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:41 PM   #11
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The primary problem with Gaim is its preferences and plugins system. Some stuff (like the system tray) should not be a plugin, and some prefs are "crack" prefs, like the "Old style tab completion". How "old-style" works is left to the imagination.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 06:58 AM   #12
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Trillian under wine?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:01 AM   #13
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.... doesn't work well. The primary problems are that it uses shaped windows, which we currently fall back to unmanaged mode for. There's a bug with the window dragging code that can XLock the graphics server because of that. Very annoying. And unmanaged mode means the Trillian windows are always on top, and don't respect virtual desktops. We're working on it........
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:48 PM   #14
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i think that trillian is better than gaim.

or maybe i am just used with the first one??? but i'm having troubles to get used with gaim . it's so

c u
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Old 09-07-2003, 06:59 AM   #15
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Trillian is non-free software. The solution then is to make Gaim better than Trillian.
 
  


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