What the fuck is going on here, I didn't see the previous posts as it seems vivia split the posts to a different thread, but hey!!! calm down!!!!
Elias and NoWhereMan, you're right, and you, tns_4_amsn, you're so fucking stupid!! get a life and stop pretending to be human, you are SO rude, I just can't beleive some people can be this rude.
Let me give you an analogy, then think about it (really, think about it, not just jump to conclusions and open up your dictionary and try to find the most suitable sentence to 'shut me up') :
You are using Windows 95 on a Pentium 1, 200MHz... you just bought, no, you just 'received' as a gift (from your uncle, or from a website, or a contest, or whatever) the latest Quake game. Wow, you're happy, you got a nice game and for free, now you want to install it, and the installer says "you need at least a 1GHz machine and at least Windows 2000 operating system"... now you call the quake technical support line, and ask them "is there a way to make it work on my windows 95 machine"... they tell you "yes, but you will first need to upgrade to a better machine, then you will need to install some 3rd party software that will allow the compatibility with your graphics card, then you'll be able to install directx and the game", and now, you're yelling "no, your game is crap, it's not worth it, you useless piece of crap, I want to click on one button and that's it"... what the fuck ? do you expect to click on a fucking button and get your pc upgraded ? one single button and get windows XP installed ? no way.
Your question was simple.. let me answer you now :
If you're a stupid asshole like you seem to be, the answer is no
If you're smart enough and willing to follow the step by step tutorial that people wrote as a gentle gesture to help people like you and without asking for anything in return (apart maybe respect), then the answer is yes
Let me be so kind to you and explain to you what is happening here : aMSN is programmed in an interpreted language (you don't like it, then re-program all of it yourself in another, compiled, language if you wish!), which means that the source code of aMSN is being read and interpreted on the fly by an interpreter, that is tcl/tk.
Tcl/Tk is a program that reads the source code and gives you the amsn application.
You have tcl/tk 8.4 which doesn't support anti aliased fonts. In aMSN, all we do is say "show this font", the interpreter (tcl/tk) will take care of showing it, with or without anti aliasing, depending on what it can do.
Now, tcl/tk version 8.5 supports anti aliased fonts, so if you had tcl/tk 8.5 installed instead of tcl/tk 8.4, then you would have seen some nice AA fonts.
You want to see them, then good, you need to upgrade your tcl/tk installation to the 8.5 version. You don't know how, your problem, not ours, you know why ? because Tcl/Tk has NOTHING to do with our project, we are aMSN, and as far as I know, "aMSN" doesn't pronounce the same as "Tcl/Tk", which seems to proove it's not the same thing...
you want to know how to install tcl/tk 8.5, go ask some other place. Yes, we do have many users who did it and were able to install tcl/tk and even gave a step by step tutorial on how to do it. You want to follow those instructions, good, you don't, then it's your problem, don't come here whining about it because it's none of our concern.
A last analogy, imagine you have tcl/tk 8.5 with AA fonts support and everything. Problem is you use windows 3.1, which is so last that the operating system itself doesn't support AA fonts... if you want them you need to upgrade to windows 2000 or win XP... do you expect US to do that for you ? "I want to click on one button in amsn and my OS will be upgraded to Win XP", no way we can do that
!!! in the same way, amsn has no control over which tcl/tk installation you have installed and we can't upgrade it for you...
If you know how to use google, you'll find rpms and installs and whatever binaries you need for a one click install of tcl/tk 8.5, but they probably aren't official because tcl/tk 8.5 is in beta stage, actually pretty stable, and being used for quite some time by many people. If you don't want to install an unofficial binary someone else compiled, then you compile it yourself.
I hope I made myself clear enough. If you don't like it, then use it, look at the ugly fonts, compile tcl/tk 8.5, and everything, we won't do it for you. If you're unable to accept a helping hand and helpful comments from nice people who did all of that for free so you could be happy, then fuck off, don't come back here, stop whining, or I'll get this thread locked and your account banned. I don't care about you, I don't care if you don't use our software, we got plenty of other gratefull users.
p.s: Elias, we had more than 1.6 millions download that sourceforge counted (without counting mirrored hosting, bittorrents and CVS/SVN accesses... from http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/detail.php?group_id=54091&ugn=amsn&type=prdownload&mode=alltime&package_id=48692&release_id=376219
) and that's only during 6 months for the 0.95 release...