Posts Tagged ‘aMSN’

Why aMSN 0.98.3 and where is 0.98.2?

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Some of you might have noticed that the 0.98.2 version of aMSN was never released.. and you might be wondering why!

The reason is simple, we planned to release aMSN 0.98.2 for so long now, we had multiple opportunities to do it and we even tagged in SVN and released a tarball with the sources of aMSN 0.98.2 twice already.. but in the end, we never made that release official! One reason is that we always end up finding huge bugs the day after we start releasing it.. second reason is that we can’t release without proper windows, mac and linux binaries, and for some reason, we never had  the time to create those packages, so we ended up with the source package released, no binary packages, and in the end, it’s too late.

When we finally got around to doing this new release today, we decided to skip the 0.98.2 version and go directly to 0.98.3 to avoid any confusion, because *maybe* someone downloaded the 0.98.2 source package at some point when it was available, maybe some distributions noticed the tag in SVN and started to ship that version.. So to avoid having two possible versions  of aMSN with the same version number, we released 0.98.3!

I hope this satisfied everyone’s curiosity… if anyone actually noticed…

Now go grab your aMSN 0.98.3 anow and enjoy! :)

aMSN 0.98.3 released!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hi all,

aMSN 0.98.3 has just been released. It contains several bugfixes, the most important one being that nicknames aren’t reset to the one associated with your Passport account when you connect anymore.

Unfortunately, Audio/Video support was also dropped, as explained in this previous post.

For Linux users, autopackage support was dropped as well, since the autopackage project seemed to be dead and most distributions already supply aMSN anyway.

Fetch your copy of aMSN now, and have fun!

New aMSN Blog and new website news system

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Hi everyone,

As some of you will notice, the news on the front page of the aMSN website have slightly changed.

We decided to do two things. First, we started our very own blog! We will be posting news on that blog, so you can start following it and add it to your favorite RSS reader!

We’ve also decided to change the old system of posting news on the website, that system was very old and very hard to use, that’s why we weren’t posting a lot of news to it. But hopefully, with this new system, everything will change! We hope to start posting more and more entries to our blogs and keep the community updated on what we do behind the scenes, and by automatically updating the front page of the aMSN website with our blog posts, this will make it easier for everyone to follow.

We’ve decided to start a Planet, which is a kind of RSS reader, that will read our blog posts from various blogs (we have the aMSN blog at, but some developers might also have their own personal blogs), and it will update the  front page automatically for us.

You can also get an RSS feed directly for the front page of aMSN’s news by adding this RSS to your RSS reader.

The issues we currently have with this new system is that it’s not translated, but there is a way to make it multilanguage, and we will improve on that soon.

Thank you,


aMSN 0.98.1 is released!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Hi everyone!

It’s been over a year since the release of 0.97.2, and “good things come to those who wait”: audio conference, video conference, chat while appearing offline, full ink (handwriting) support, MSN games support (only tic-tac-toe for now), a new protocol version, and of course, your favorite bugfixes!

For those of you who happened to discover 0.98 on third-party sites and wonder where it went, this release was tagged and packed but never officially made public. 0.98.1 contains a lot of important fixes so update now!

We are also proud to announce that the Maemo 5 platform (Nokia’s N900) is now supported.

Visit our downloads page now! goes Multilangual

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Hello users of the world!

Thanks to an awesome contribution from one of the aMSN users, we are now able to provide you with a localized version of the website!

You can now choose to view your favorite website in English, French, Spanish, German or Turkish! New translations will be available soon.
If the website is not available in your language, don’t be shy, translate it and contribute back to the project you love! :)

Visit us in the forums to tell us what you think, suggest improvements or to ask us on how to proceed!

aMSN shown on TV!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Oh wow, isn’t that great! Apparently, aMSN is getting more and more popular and is now being shown on TV…
First, there was this egyptian TV show where the girl actually said that she uses “aMSN” and that it allows her to see if someone deleted her.. then they showed aMSN website…
It also apparently appeared in a spanish TV show too, and it will also appear in a movie in the near future! When we get more details, I’ll be posting up some videos and screenshots!
Stay tuned!

aMSN 0.98 soon to be released!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I’m just blogging to say that aMSN 0.98 will soon be released.. it’s not yet ready, but we’re working on the final little details in order to make it stable! <br/>
aMSN 0.98 will feature full bidirectional audio and video conferencing, The feature is working, but we are now working on finalizing the audio/video assistant so you can easily configure which webcam to use, etc… Once that’s done, we’ll be ready to release…
Stay tuned!

Welcome to the new aMSN blog!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

To answer popular demand, I’ve created this blog so we can keep our users more informed on what’s going on… hopefully, we’ll use it instead of just letting it die…
We should also probably start updating the main page’s news…

Blog now available at

aMSN 0.97.2 released

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Hi everybody !
Even during holidays when you are all burning on the beach, aMSN developers keep up maintaining your preferred IM software !
That’s how you can today download a new bugfix release for aMSN 0.97 series : aMSN 0.97.2 ! This version fixes, along with some other bugs, the bug you could have experienced when sending OIMs.