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23 July 2006 @ 04:21 pm
New feature going into testing, jabber support  
Tove :)twissie on July 23rd, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've known about this for quite some time. None of my friends are ever on, though. Seems that no one knows about it yet :P
qfemale: Misc - Tiramisuqfemale on July 23rd, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
I can't afford Trillian Pro so that's just a no-go for me as I don't need yet another chat program.
Tove :)twissie on July 23rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ah. I'm on a mac and iChat, the standard chat program that comes with all mac machines has Jabber support, so it's quite easy for me to get onto it ^^;
qfemaleqfemale on July 23rd, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, lucky you!
I am not sure how many of my flist have it but there are several that already posted about it so... I'd love to try it as well! I already complained to veroz about the 'pro only' stuff *lol*
ファビュラス マックス: fogjai_dit on July 23rd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
It's not really LJ's fault that Trillian basic doesn't support it, though. :/
qfemaleqfemale on July 23rd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
I don't know the details about it, but if they see people are complainging... things might change.... in 25 years
ファビュラス マックスjai_dit on July 23rd, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
As I understand it, the issue is that Trillian doesn't come with Jabber support (which is also used for Google Talk, among others), the only way to get that is to install a plugin for it, and that Trillian basic doesn't support installing plugins.
qfemaleqfemale on July 23rd, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Are you trying to depress me or...?

Thanks, as I said, I don't know the details.
ファビュラス マックスjai_dit on July 23rd, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
No, I was trying to give you the details about it...

(if you're willing to suspend ethics a little, I hear it's pretty easy to find Trillian Pro online.)
qfemaleqfemale on July 23rd, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
>>No, I was trying to give you the details about it...
I was kidding, hence the smilie face ;-)
Sonic Alphasonicalpha on July 23rd, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Use gaim, it's much better and supports more IM clients, lol.
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Sonic Alpha: Angel (Smile&Nod)sonicalpha on July 24th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
I found it quite easy to use, perhaps it's been improved since you used it last?

The only thing I don't like, is that I have no AVs in any of my chat progs. I wonder if there is a plugin for that...
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Sonic Alpha: Angel (Big Dork)sonicalpha on July 24th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Sonic Alpha: All Seeing Eyesonicalpha on July 23rd, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
I've never used Jabber before, I did look into it, but there are far too many servers.

This, however, seems like a pretty neat feature. Though I feel very few people would use it.
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...: Fading Pink Fairycookiegirlie on July 23rd, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
That was my question.
...cookiegirlie on July 24th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on July 24th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
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Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on July 24th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
Not another IM program, but another IM protocol. While services like AIM, Yahoo, and MSN use a proprietary protocol run from a single group of server, Jabber's protocol is open-source and decentralized, so no single group controls a service (like AIM). Anyone can run their own server. You have a choice in programs instead of being forced to use an official client or a client that tries its best to work around restrictions of these companies to allow you to use AIM/Y!/MSN. Think of it like this...if you want to chat with someone and you use MSN, they have to use MSN to be able to talk. With Jabber, there's no restriction...so it's like e-mail in that the underlying mechanism doesn't require you to use a specific program through a specific company (except AOL, once again, who has proprietary e-mail).