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1  Development / Amsn development related issues / Re: Windows Live. Closing. Down. on: April 10, 2013, 09:05:52 pm
Just wanted to say that we officially know when will MSNP be closed. It will happen in March 2014 (yes, 2014, not a typo).
I think you are referring to the page here. However, it says that "Mobile Service Proxy (MSP)" will continue working until March 2014. It doesn't say anything about "MSNP".
2  Development / Amsn development related issues / Re: Windows Live. Closing. Down. on: April 05, 2013, 02:21:52 pm
I'm using aMSN since 2008 (and probably will keep using until I can not login with the program) but also have to accept the facts; aMSN has not had significant updates in a long time (the May 2012 were things that already been in the SVN from a while) and in Windows the program is practically a bug after another (especially in the last time and I think that I no need deepen on the matter because in the Windows subforum are reported most relevant issues).
So looking for a replacement that is multiprotocol (due to Microsoft's decision I had to migrate to Facebook grudgingly to not become in an asocial definitive), I have been testing Pidgin and I have not come too bad until now because to use a Skype account since the program there is the Skype4Pidgin (of course, for it to work first must have the Skype open and login there with your username).
Even so there are some things that I miss from aMSN and that Pidgin does not have, such as:
  • Status bar in chat windows.
  • Minimize all program windows in the system tray (using Alt Gr + Space) and then request you password to restore (what is popularly known as "boss mode/key/button" or similar). Apparently the function that is responsible for this is "BossMode" and is in the gui.tcl file (starting from line 8289).
  • Drop down list with all the changes of state of the contacts (has something similar called "System logs" which is accessed from the "Tools" menu but I see it little practical if I only want to know who is connected/disconnected recently, besides that this is not enabled by default).
  • Ability to adjust the height of the text box where you write messages to contacts in the chat window (the program only has the option to change the minimum number of lines of textbox from the preferences window in section "Conversations").
  • Display extra data about a contact in the info window (something equivalent to the "Other" static box in the properties window of a aMSN contact).
Also, these and other features can be added to the program using plugins so if anyone is interested in replicate them in Pidgin, you can get information here ("Development Information" section; allow work with C, Perl and Tcl). I know there are other aMSN features/plugins that I'm leaving out of the list, but that is due to already exist as official plugins (Buddy Notes), third party (Character Counter) or are characteristics that never use or never caught my attention.

This is a basic log to html conversor:
I'll keep updating it till there aren't any bugs.

PS: Forgot to describe how it works. Open one of your logs, paste it into the text area and hit the "Convert!" button.
Doing a quick test of your conversor I discovered that not working properly with characters from other languages (such ¿ or ñ from Spanish) but this can be fixed using UTF8 after convert text (maybe some of these functions can serve you).
Another thing that I noted is that the output text does not preserve the colors of the original log (I know that it seems trivial, but there are times when text highlighting makes it much easier to read). To fix this you can find useful the following code:
Code: (python)
import re

simple_colors = {"GRA": "gray","GRE": "green", "NOR": "black", "RED": "red"}
detector = re.compile('(?=\|"LC?(RED|GRA|NOR|GRE|[0-9a-f]{6})(.+))')
matches = detector.findall(logtext) # List containing tuples of the type (color, fragment)
# Order the list to longer fragment are at first and shorter at the end
matches.sort(key=lambda tuple: len(tuple[1]), reverse= True)
for color, fragment in matches:
    if simple_colors.has_key(color): html_color = simple_colors[color]
    else: html_color = "#" + color
    logtext = logtext.replace(fragment, '<span style="color:%s">%s</span>' % (html_color, fragment))
logtext = re.sub('\|"LC?(RED|GRA|NOR|GRE|[0-9a-f]{6})', "", logtext)
Although the code is in Python, should not be too difficult to convert at JQuery but do not know if this framework has something like the findall function or if it supports lookahead assertion in regular expressions.

About the other one, yes, I thought about making an "offline" version, but I need some more time
for that as I need to support all 3 OS (Windows, Linux and Mac).
I think that would be more practical to make a local viewer for the registers (so can be keep the original logs and there would be no redundant html files generated by a converter) and in theory only would take the "loging.tcl" module (and what it need to work) from aMSN and add a textbox to indicate the path where the program save the logs.
Another option is the Pidgin's "Log Reader" plugin (comes with the program) which can include logs from other IM clients in the program log viewer. Apparently this is compatible with the registers of Adium, MSN Messenger, aMSN, and Trillian but I had no luck when tested it with the account that I use in aMSN, does anyone that has succeeded make it work?
3  Development / Amsn development related issues / Re: aMSN/WLM Diehards read this! on: February 17, 2013, 01:14:01 pm
Perhaps you might like to research the history of WON2.

When Valve shutdown their WON service, some people made underground WON networks.
4  Development / Amsn development related issues / Re: Windows Live. Closing. Down. on: December 20, 2012, 01:10:36 am
Some hope for alternate MSN clients:

"You can still login to the alternate messaging clients using Messenger as long as your account is working fine. If you will encounter any issues and is sure that the account is ok, you can contact the alternate client for support."
5  Development / Amsn development related issues / Re: Windows Live. Closing. Down. on: December 11, 2012, 12:07:59 am
By the way, the actual original announcement is here:

The pertinent section:
We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available).

It is not clear if this means "we will no longer update Windows Live Messenger", or "clients using MSN service will no longer be able to connect".

Also, it is not clear how "exception of mainland China" would work -- would it be by IP? It would be hilarious if that means you have to hop the Great Firewall back into China in order to use MSN. And if you did that it is not clear if you would only be able to see contacts in China or if it would include your buddies who've transitioned to Skype too.
6  Development / Amsn development related issues / Re: Windows Live. Closing. Down. on: November 07, 2012, 04:56:52 pm
yes if you use your hotmail or outlook account you will have your messenger contacts so try skype version 6 but they should add a big font or change the font colour but it works try it out.  Cheesy
7  aMSN Support / Windows / Re: Problems with 0.98.9 on: July 12, 2012, 12:28:36 am
Whenever I make a new avatar/display image, aMSN throws an error and I stop receiving new messages. I hope the "submit report" function works, because it also seems to be stuck forever.

I'm using 0.98.9 on windows. I was always on a 4-person chat whenever I tried to change avatars. Thank you for this program!
8  aMSN Support / General / Re: Next release of 0.9x ?? on: March 28, 2012, 11:44:38 am
Will be done as soon as possible, but there is still missing one really important component: msnp2pv2
Doing a quick search on Wikipedia, I noticed that the latest version of the following programs have less than one year:
Something that I could not avoid asking me is, do any of these programs currently supports the msnp2pv2? Because if so, then only be enough to take the necessary from any of these messengers (these programs are open source) and adapt it to aMSN.

P.S.: I know Ayttm not been updated since 2010, but I suspect that could have upgraded it with the msnp2pv2
9  Other Languages / Español / Re: como cambiar o poner un fondo en la ventana de conversacion? on: December 31, 2011, 05:58:06 pm
ojala puedan y mejorar las llamadas y la camara que tampoco se puede
10  Other Languages / Español / Re: como cambiar o poner un fondo en la ventana de conversacion? on: December 25, 2011, 02:39:40 pm
¿y en futuras versiones sera posible? es muy feo todo blanco.
11  Other Languages / Español / Re: como cambiar o poner un fondo en la ventana de conversacion? on: December 24, 2011, 02:54:04 pm
fijate en el link de imageshack ahi la puse y no me aparece en la ventana de conversacion
12  Other Languages / Español / Re: como cambiar o poner un fondo en la ventana de conversacion? on: December 23, 2011, 02:34:38 pm
si pero la tengo fijate ahora ¿como la selecciono para que funcione en el programa?
13  aMSN Support / Windows / how can i put a picture in my chat window? on: December 22, 2011, 08:24:59 pm
i want to put as backround a picture but I can't how can i do that on aMSN? please help.
14  Other Languages / Español / como cambiar o poner un fondo en la ventana de conversacion? on: December 22, 2011, 08:15:09 pm
el fondo de la ventana de conversacion es blanco y quiero poner mi foto o la foto de algo como el windows live messenger en la ventana de conversacion y o de la lista de contactos ¿COMO LO HAGO?

lei que tenia que poner en skins y pixmaps y nombrar a mi fondo back.png pero no se como seleccionarlo en el programa alguien que me ayude.

o hay algun puglin para bajar? por favor ayuda.
15  aMSN Support / Windows / Re: Wrong username or password / Logged in other location on: August 12, 2011, 02:49:30 am
Curiously, the error "disconencted, logged in other location" has appeared when I reconnected to the internet after this cut and having previously open a browser window checking my Hotmail mailbox (at the aMSN automatically reconnect usually) and no matter how many times I try, I always receive the same message every time I try to login. The only way I could solve it is to close the tab (sometimes the entire browser) in which was revising the email and if I can login there (but has also been some times when I had to restart aMSN).

Versions: 0.98.4 and SVN 12326 (still to be verified in this version)
OS: Windows XP SP3
Browser: Internet Explorer 8 (I have not tested other browsers)
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