Gaim for UNIX - Universal instant messenger client for AIM, ICQ, MSN, IRC, Yahoo
Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.
Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be Chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.
Gaim supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer (coming soon), away messages, typing notification, and MSN window closing notification.
It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features.
A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, and more.
What's New in This Release:
· Fix system log start times for some protocols
· SILC compiles with newer SILC toolkit versions (Pekka Riikonen)
· Fixed a bug where buddy icon Cache files were left in the icon cache directory after they were no longer in use.
· Attempt to detect the file type of a buddy icon when saving.
· Additional Yahoo! boot protection (Peter Lawler)
· A few Yahoo! memory leaks plugged (Peter Lawler)
· Fixed handling of the new Yahoo! profile page. (Joshua Honeycutt, Peter Lawler)
· Fixed localized Yahoo! room lists. Please refer to the Yahoo! section of the Gaim FAQ for details. (Peter Lawler)
· Enabled sending files to ICQ users using ICQ 5.02 and newer (Jonathan Clark)