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AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:04 pm
by MacMom
Hi, folks,

When I logged onto Adium this afternoon, I got this message from AIM:
Hello. Effective 3/28, we will no longer support connections to the AIM network via this method. If you wish to use the free consumer AIM product, we invite you to visit http://www.aim.com for more information.


Is everyone going to jump on this bandwagon? Having been a longtime user of Adium, and it being an app I totally love, this makes me sad.

I'm not as sad about losing AIM, to be honest, as I communicate with exactly 2 people via AIM at this point, and I'm connected with them via other means, so I don't need AIM to chat with them. But I'm also not planning on having a separate app for every different form of messaging. Totally ridiculous.

Adium developers, any news or updates on this?

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:43 am
by AndiJF
It does look like it. I got the same message this afternoon:
"Hello. Effective 3/28, we will no longer support connections to the AIM network via this method. If you wish to use the free consumer AIM product, we invite you to visit http://www.aim.com for more information."

With both Yahoo closed to Adium, and AIM closing, I'm not sure what to use for the people I stay in touch with through this kind of chat. :(

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:44 pm
by Thorzdad
Got the same message about AIM. I switched to Jabber after Yahoo went away and have been very happy. I doubt I'll miss AIM. It's only advantage to me was being able to IM to a phone number.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:27 am
by fubean
I'm completely crushed by this. AIM doesn't support chat logs, not like adium anyway, and adium always had the cleanest appearance of any chat program. I have been trying to figure out how to use Jabber, but as someone with only basic technical knowledge, I can't seem to get it working - every attempt ends in adium hanging forever.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:15 pm
by Robby
This should be fixable. We have contacted AIM about this but are yet to hear back.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:14 am
by OverSpun
Robby wrote:This should be fixable. We have contacted AIM about this but are yet to hear back.


That is what I was hoping for. :)

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:16 am
by to2xqj
Any official word from AOL/AIM?

(Since AOL is now part of Verizon, I was very afraid that AIM would go the same route as YM - but Trillian and Pidgin both found a fix. AIM will be available internationally through those clients. Perhaps something can be worked out with them?)

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:23 am
by MacMom
Robby wrote:This should be fixable. We have contacted AIM about this but are yet to hear back.


That's good to hear.

Just out of curiosity, how frequently is Adium being updated? I see the last update listed on the home page was a year ago.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:07 pm
by dwd
The arstechnica article about this issue https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/0 ... ss-to-aim/ says that AOL is only disabling MD5-based authentication, and that pidgin would be getting updated.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:14 pm
by Robby
And Pidgin has been updated. =-)

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 pm
by Robby
An Adium release addressing this issue is around the corner. =-)

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:08 pm
by OverSpun
Robby wrote:An Adium release addressing this issue is around the corner. =-)


:smile:

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:43 am
by AndiJF
Yay!

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:32 am
by Robby
1.5.10.3 will address this issue and a beta is out: https://beta.adium.im Please test! =-)

Details in our blog post: https://adium.im/blog/2017/03/adium-1-5-10-3b1/

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:27 pm
by jkain
Just a quick thanks for keeping Adium alive! It's a great little app.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:37 pm
by AndiJF
So far 1.5.10.3b1 is working fine for me, but I do have a question. I was using 1.5.11b3, and I wondered whether the features/fixes in that are also included in 1.5.10.3b1?

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:41 pm
by OverSpun
Robby wrote:1.5.10.3 will address this issue and a beta is out: https://beta.adium.im Please test! =-)

Details in our blog post: https://adium.im/blog/2017/03/adium-1-5-10-3b1/


Does anything need to be changed under AOL accts in the prefs? If not, it seems to be working so far. :)

Besides that the Skype API does not work, it causes Adium to auto crash and the beta will not reopen. Also will not reopen after reinstalling the beta. I have never been able to get Adium to work with my Skype before and I thought to try it this time.

edit: I got it to start working after disabling Skype.

w/ OSX 10.12.4

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:18 pm
by Robby
jkain wrote:Just a quick thanks for keeping Adium alive! It's a great little app.

That's very kind, thank you. =-)

AndiJF wrote:So far 1.5.10.3b1 is working fine for me, but I do have a question. I was using 1.5.11b3, and I wondered whether the features/fixes in that are also included in 1.5.10.3b1?

1.5.10b1 has all the bug fixes 1.5.11b3 has. It doesn't have 1.5.11b3's main new feature, OAuth2 authentication for Google Talk. The implementation of this feature in 1.5.11b3 is buggy and that is also why 1.5.11 has not been released, yet.

OverSpun wrote:Does anything need to be changed under AOL accts in the prefs? If not, it seems to be working so far. :)

I don't think so. =-) Thanks for letting us know!

OverSpun wrote:Besides that the Skype API does not work, it causes Adium to auto crash and the beta will not reopen. Also will not reopen after reinstalling the beta. I have never been able to get Adium to work with my Skype before and I thought to try it this time.

edit: I got it to start working after disabling Skype.

w/ OSX 10.12.4

Are you using skypeweb4adium or the Skype plugin from adiumxtras.com?

It seems the Skype plugin from adiumxtras.com hasn't been updated in a long time and it's likely something broke since the last release. skypeweb4adium's latest release is from November 2016 so I'd expect it work okay. In any case, you'd probably want to contact the respective plugin authors if you run into any issues with the plugin.

Re: AIM jumping on the no third party app bandwagon?

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:32 am
by OverSpun
Robby wrote:Are you using skypeweb4adium or the Skype plugin from adiumxtras.com?

It seems the Skype plugin from adiumxtras.com hasn't been updated in a long time and it's likely something broke since the last release. skypeweb4adium's latest release is from November 2016 so I'd expect it work okay. In any case, you'd probably want to contact the respective plugin authors if you run into any issues with the plugin.


I think I have adiumxtras' Skype Plugin. I may have tried it before Skype updated to crash the plugin years back.

I will download skypeweb4skype and contact the authors.

Thank you