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Old 12-13-2002, 11:37 AM   #1
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GAIM ?'s


Just want to say first of all I am a total newbie to linux, have had it installed for about 4 days now....I am using gaim version .59.4. Im not using .59.6 because it says I dont have GLIB installed and it seems like it will be a pain to get everything I need for it....And .59.4 works fine except for file transfer doesnt work in aim or yahoo...IM image works fine in aim but that about it...So my question is do you guys have file transfer working?? in either yahoo or aim?? Also i am using libyahoo for yahoo's protocol....is there a newer protocol available?? I came across a libyahoo rpm...but that doesnt make sense to me, i would think that it would just be a file and then throw in it the protocol directory...Any help/comments would be helpful -thanks
 
Old 12-13-2002, 04:40 PM   #2
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File transfer still isn't working, even in the latest release...so you're not missing anything there. And I'm not sure about the new protocol libraries, but an rpm doesn't sound too nonsensical. Other settings on your system might need to be changed, and the rpm is a quick way to do them. One thing you may or may not know (I didn't know this when I started using Linux) is that AOL makes an official version of their chat software for Linux, in which everything works. I have an old version of GAIM that doesn't even have IM image working, I just like being able to talk to all my buddies with just one program.
 
Old 12-13-2002, 05:09 PM   #3
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From the FAQ on Gaim's website:

"File transfer is currently being worked on in CVS. It will be released when it is ready, and no sooner. Do not ask for a more precise timeline. Currently it is only being worked on for AIM, MSN, Jabber and IRC. Get CVS and submit a patch using the generic file transfer api in Gaim if you would like it for another protocol. "

So I guess they're working on it.
 
Old 12-13-2002, 08:45 PM   #4
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Gaim is still very bugy program.

What similar program that supports Yahoo, AIM, ICQ works stable on Linux ?

Thanks
 
Old 12-14-2002, 01:12 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mikeshn
Gaim is still very bugy program.

What similar program that supports Yahoo, AIM, ICQ works stable on Linux ?

Thanks
What do you mean buggy, I've never had any problems with it and I don't think they come packaged any better. You can go with something like Everybuddy but you'll quickly install Gaim once again shortly after.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 01:00 PM   #6
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I heard that they are making trillian soon for linux....that will probably be real nice.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 06:40 PM   #7
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another GAIM question from me. How do you theme gaim? Does it use QT or gtk? How can I configure these from fluxbox?
 
Old 12-14-2002, 07:54 PM   #8
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GAIM = Gtk Aol Instant Messenger.

Gaim is most certainly not buggy... it's rocks, and is extremely stable. wow.. what a paradox!

trillian is pretty good, but does typify everything about decent windows programs, not decent linux programs... but that's a can o worms for sure.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 10:02 PM   #9
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how to theme gaim

You can theme gaim in fluxbox (or any window manager)
by using gtk switch which is at http://www.muhri.net/nav.php3?node=gts
Small easy to use program.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 11:51 PM   #10
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is someone going to make a gaim theme for trillian pro smileys?
 
  


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