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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 7/7/2004 7:01 AM EST : Instant Messenger
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Aaron Lewis
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Heya all,

In another thread I talked about an IM app I was toying with in development.  I'm going to make it available for download and use now, but keep in mind it's still very much a work in progress.

You won't need to free up any ports on your firewalls -- it's entirely running against web services.  The down-side of this is that it's not as “Instant” as some of the more popular IM clients out there; you've usually got a few seconds lag between a message being send and when it's received.

I'm posting here instead of announcing it because I still need to evaluate the hits against the services and do fine-tuning.  Also, please note that in order to exit the client, you need to use File -> Exit (the X button on the window title won't cut it).  This and a few other quirks are the reason for the hushed release.

You will need the .NET Framework version 1.1 installed on your computer before installing the IM client.  The .NET framework is supported on Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT and Windows XP.

After that, the link to download and install the IM client is here
Aaron Lewis,

536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 7/7/2004 10:56 AM EST : RE: Instant Messenger
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I can't wait to get home and try it out. Sadly, I'm at work on a crappy system that doesn't have a chance in [insert your underworld/evil plane of choice here] of running .NET.

536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 7/7/2004 5:21 PM EST : RE: Instant Messenger
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Lovin' it!


Rhoninn Thistlethorn (Guild Admin) 7/10/2004 3:23 AM EST : RE: Instant Messenger

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Rhoninn Thistlethorn
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Seems very groovy so far. How do you join another channel? for instance if I wanted to chat with someone in an alliance guild's channel?

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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 7/10/2004 3:39 AM EST : RE: Instant Messenger
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That doesn't exist yet. I mentioned it to Aaron (in the IM tool ) and his head a splode.

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