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Old 03-16-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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Cool Do You Yahoo


I was wondering how many people here use chat clients for yahoo chatting. I use yahelite using WINE..i was wondering if anyone uses anything else..If so id like some feedback on pros and cons Ty for your time
 
Old 03-16-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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I use bitlbee. It works really great, it integrates well with your IRC client (obviously ), and generally is great at doing what I think it needs to do: let you chat with people.

A warning though: I don't do file transfers, I don't do webcams, I don't do voicechat. I write to people. Bitlbee kicks ass at that, and is planning to do file transfers as well (in, oh... milestone two or three?).

The big pro, of course, is that I can ssh into my box and reattach to my screen session, and do without X forwarding.

If you don't care about that, you'll probably like gaim--an easy-to-use, ergonomic multi-protocol IM client. I've got only good things to say about it (except it being a poor IRC client, but if you don't do IRC, that may be a non-issue).

hth --Jonas
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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Yeah ..i use Gaim..i dont use irc so its not an issue. only downside to yahelite is that i cant seem to get my voice and cam to function. Ive heard that Gyachi can overcome such problems. Time and caffiene will tell.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 06:55 PM   #4
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I use gaim but my wife's friends all use multicolor fonts which don't display properly under Gaim. I've tried installing the windows version under wine with no success. I then tried copying over the install from my windows drive but running it yields:
kleedrac@nerps:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Yahoo!/Messenger$ wine YPager.exe
errle:CoGetClassObject class {24f3ead6-8b87-4c1a-97da-71c126bda08f} not registered
errle:create_server class {24f3ead6-8b87-4c1a-97da-71c126bda08f} not registered
fixmele:CoCreateInstance no classfactory created for CLSID {24f3ead6-8b87-4c1a-97da-71c126bda08f}, hres is 0x80040150

Does anyone have any success running Y! 7.0 under wine? Are there alternatives which can display these silly rainbow fonts? Thanks for your time.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 07:09 PM   #5
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um, i don't yahoo, though i have the ability to - but i'm curious as to why no one uses yahoo messenger for unix?

cheers,
 
Old 03-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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Mostly because while it still supports the text messaging (barely) it doesn't support many of the common elements of the protocol. In my case my wife's friends' rainbow fonts which the unix version doesn't support (just displays blank messages even when you highlight!) Thanks much for the suggestion though
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:13 PM   #7
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My yahelite under WINE dosent display yahoo smilies. It gets annoying after a while.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:29 PM   #8
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try Gyach-E, has webcam and voice support too, but would take sometime to set things up
 
Old 03-28-2006, 08:25 AM   #9
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I've got her using Ayttm for now ... it handles the rainbow fonts but unfortunately crashes on the "Buzz" feature of the new yahoo protocol (another she wished it would support) this new feature is supposed to rock the messenger window and allow you to do the same back. This is another reason I find the unix version of Yahoo to be almost an insult. They've changed the protocol so much over the past several years there's really not much beyond the basic chat that's the same. This makes it hard for us open-source guys to keep up and they've just stopped trying Anyone know a slightly better client which supports the rainbow font & the "buzz" feature let me know
 
Old 03-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #10
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I look for clients that DON'T support stupid smilies, or buzzes or any silly 'cute' feature that detracts from what i percieve as neccessary (such as chat...).

I use kopete, set it up not to use smilies, pick a basic theme, all good.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 09:05 AM   #11
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ethics: I think you're gonna' love bitlbee.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 11:08 PM   #12
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I was messing around with dif chat clients...i came across YAM ..i instaled it with wine and most of the features work..heh
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:37 AM   #13
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I've got her on kopete for the moment ... ayttm didn't please her. Adding more to the list of her "perfect yahoo client" is clicking "x" must minimize to system tray (notification area) and she must be able to send offline messages (apparently ayttm didn't work for those)
 
  


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