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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
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.
"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. "
Originally posted by mikeshn Gaim is still very bugy program.
What similar program that supports Yahoo, AIM, ICQ works stable on Linux ?
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.