Diatribe wrote:The_Tick wrote:Diatribe wrote:Am I the only one not liking these?
Don't get me wrong I think it is a fresh idea and all but I love my contact list and message window separate.
I don't get why though, maybe you could expand on the reasoning here? Being less dependant upon the contact list should be a good thing.
I like being able to quickly spot who is online and what their away mesage, etc. is without the clutter of a big window like that. Also I can move them to independent areas when they a separate windows. The mockups look cluttered too (well not the one that strictly separates message part and list part but the others).
I can elaborate further if needed.
Edit: One more thing... one of the main reasons of me switching to Adium was that I could have the contact list as small and unobstrusive as possible while maintaining its information. And since it is more a p2p system of chats I think an approach like IRC where it is more a "room" doesn't work too well.
How many contacts do you need to keep track of like that all the time?
Where the hell are you people getting "it's an irc client" from?