Hi again, I'll answer you more in depth now...
What must be improved/implemented:
- The ability to have 'Detailed' and 'Normal' ContactList viewing (like in WLM)
What's that "Detailed" view you're talking about? I can't see anything like that anywhere... maybe you should look at our 'custom nickname' in the properties window of a contact or the 'global custom nickname' feature
- The ability to navigate between contact list and groups (If group opened, when
pressing the left arrow key must close it)
not an issue, this is not necessary at all, also, the way it is currently coded does not allow us to do this. Even if we accept this, it's a very low priority thing which will probably never be done
- The ability to search the contact list for a specific contact (by nickname and e-mail)
true, that would be usefull..
- The ability to open the 'Contact Card' of other contacts when clicking once on their DPs
You should search the forum before asking, this is a well requested feature and the protocol part of it is already done in the latest SVN version.
- The ability to start recording a sound when pressing 'F2'
No, I don't want this, simply because of the complications that might follow. If you hold F2, then use the mouse to switch to another window, we need to keep track of which window the recording is going to be sent to, I don't want to work on something like that as it will probably bring us many new bugs. Also, this is really not a critical issue
- Option to choose between "Automattically Show the OIMs at the moment I login to
my e-mail" and "Show conversation icon in the 'ContactList Dashboard', and when
clicked displays the OIMs"
I don't get it. I understand the 'show OIM' thing, but I don't think that popup is annoying. It also allows the user to know that those msgs were OIMs.
- Improving the 'Login interface' to look like the WLM one
"Improve the login interface to look like the WLM one" -> NO
"Improve the login interface so that it looks nicer" -> YES
Work is already in progress and you can see some mockups here : http://amsn.sourceforge.net/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=GUI+Team+Sandbox
Apart from that, we do not accept any "improve the GUI" complaints.
- The ability to see the "(Online)" and "(Offline)" while contacts are online and/or
offline, and the status icons, while viewing thumbnailed DPs
yeah would be nice, but not going to be done any time soon.. the new contact list window is being worked on and I'm trying to push it forward, we'll see what happens then. It should allow such a thing.
- Dynamic Display Pictures support (If possible)
Not possible. First, it's a 'cab' file that contains the dynamic display picture, this means a compressed archive format proprietary to microsoft. secondly, the dynamic display picture is not a GIF file, it's a SWF file (flash animation) and currently there is no good free, open source, GPL, easy to bundle library for flash. finally, the DDP must be signed by the Microsoft website or they will not work, and of course, it's impossible to replicate that signature.
- Background support (for skins)
read the forums. it's impossible
- The abilty to import '.dll' and '.plsc' scripts (for plugins)
? no!!!! first, amsn works on windows, yes, but its first aim was to be an alternative for linux users, so .dll doesn't even apply to linux or mac users.. also, what about security.. and what do you mean by import a dll ? any dll ? so what ? you just can't import a non tcl/tk extension dll, that's the language's limitation. But if you really want to create a windows only plugin, then do it and code it all in C, compile it into a tcl/tk extension dll, then in your plugin's tcl code, just do a 'load my.dll' to load the dll, then register your functions to call the dll's functions. read more about plugins and about tcl/tk before asking those questions.
- Clone the famouse add-on for MSN Messenger, Messenger Plus! [Live], with all [well,
most of] it's features
- Commands like "!imitate" ,"!fakeapp", "!action" (Contact the creator of "MDL" for the
"!imitate" and "!fakeapp" commands, and contact the "Messenger Fusion" addon for
the "!action" command)
There IS a "amsn plus!" plugin.. but it is VERY buggy and we do not recommend it.. also, MSN plus is a plugin to enhance a crappy client like msn messenger. I think amsn itself is so much more powerfull than msn messenger that it doesn't need a "plus!" amsn itself is already 'plus'... about the commands ,it's just a matter of being used to it, you'll get used to amsn too. It offers you SO MUCH more than what msn plus! ever did. And I think that most (if not all) of msn plus!'s features are all useless and eye candy and not add bloatness to the application while amsn should stay clear of all that and be only a 'good messenger with functionality'. "!imitate" ? why? "!fakeapp" ? what's that? look a bit at what plugins we already have, you have the color changer, the invisibility, try pressing ctrl-alt-space from amsn's windows, etc... you don't need that.
- The ability to check if someone blocked us (Don't worry not block-checker, just use the way msgweb.nl connect to the server and checks the contact's status!)
FOR THE LAST TIME OF MY F*CKING LIFE, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BLOCK CHECKER IN AMSN EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
- The ability of knowing if someone is 'Apearing Offline''
READ THE DAMN FORUMS
- The ability to leave a small message when adding a contact of aMSN user (The message will appear in the window that asks you if you want to add the contact or not)
what the... ? why? if the guy connects, talk to him! if you want to say something to not forget it, then add a note on the user, if you really want to send him a message, then add an alarm on him and send it, if you want him to receive it anytime, add him then send an OIM....
This is just useless Microsoft crap.
- The support of "What I'm Listening To" for WMP and Real Player (If possible)
This is done through a plugin. And use a real player for once, winamp for example. the WMP possibility is being investigated, but this is part of a plugin, not in the core.
- The ability of having the Sharing Folder feature in WLM (If WLM is installed)
for the last time, read the damn forums, it's been answered thousands of times.. this is just a waste of my time! you want me to keep answering people the same old questions for hours every day or you want me to code instead ?
Something more?? lol :lol:
Yes there are, must I really post them _ALL_ here?
Well if you think there's _A LOT_ more to add, then, please don't say anything. You say you like the software, but you kept complaining, this is the first time I see this, all these requests, and none of them are valid. You don't want an alternate IM client, you seem to like WLM and you want WLM without the 'microsoft' name. Sorry, but we *are* a clone, but we are not M$, our moto is "better than WLM" if we copy it then we'll be as ugly and bloated as WLM.
Open amsn 2 times.
Not good ¬_¬ , there must be something like 'small tabs' at the bottom of aMSN used for new accounts.
(I hope you got me)
no need for it, you won't open 100 accounts, it's easier to manage like this, also the design was never meant for something like that. You have a solution, why say "not good", at least, you could have said "I would have prefered..."
2 - google for aspell, go to their website, download it, install it
Well, I know where the ASpell website is located but the problem is HOW TO download and install?
Well, this is http://www.amsn-project.net/forums
right ? it's not http://www.aspell-project.net/forums
? First, it is said that all plugins are the responsability of their author, if we are responsable for this plugin then we would have put that code in the core instead, no ? so if you want to ask, ask the author, but I'd advice you not to, because the author is not called "public information boot", he's a person, and he doesn't need to waste HIS time while you could open google and type "install aspell". Many users installed it, and none of them every complained about not knowing how to do it. If you don't know something so simple, I wonder how you were able to boot your machine....
3 - if on windows or linux, open amsn twice, if on mac, search in the mac forums, it's been answered (duplicate the file)
4 - if on windows, it's in the winicons directory iirc, for linux, not sure.
Huh? What is "iirc" O_O?
If I Remember Correctly..
ever thought of : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIRC
you seem to be too lazy to do your own search, you don't need people to chew food for you then just put it in your mouth, you have to chew it yourself, so why do we need to search for everything for you?
I'll read the rest of your post and reply later, sorry for being rude, I have to go.
Nah you're not being rude!
Maybe I wasn't rude enough then...
Kakaroto: Please send me an e-mail, because I want to take to you!
talk to me? about what ? why? I don't get it? if you have something to say, then say it out loud in public. My email is private and I do not share it with anyone. Do not send me a PM through the forums either as I never read them, I only accept PMs when I explicitely authorized a user to send me one. I could authorize you but then you'll have to tell me the reason (only accepted reasons are if you want to send private information like your password or contact list information in order for me to help fix a bug you get).