zaudragon wrote: Sean wrote:
The new iChat looks great. My favorite feature is the screen sharing, but everything else is good too. I like the move to unified as well.
Macskeeball wrote:iChat supports Jabber. Jabber supports transports that act as gateways to the legacy protocols. Thus, through it's Jabber support, iChat supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC (depending on the jabber server used). People have been using iChat with those services in that way since the day Tiger was released.
This doesn't support file transfers though, does it?
Nope, since Jabber uses pre-FT protocols: TOC, for example.
Yes it does well at least for MSN, has done for a while now. Most Servers use the new Python MSN Transport which supports avitars and file transfers. Personally I use this server http://www.netmindz.net/jabber/
For the MSN protocol
The file transfer isn't get but then again adiums file transfer is about the same. You can receive personal messages which you can not in adium also receiving avatar seems to work better then in Adium 1.0 beta, worked great in 0.89.1 but seems to have broken. To be honest the jabber support for MSN is just as good as the current adium support for MSN, and the you have a fully function AIM with video and audio running along side it. The only bug that really annoys me with jabber ichat is this one
This happens because iChats maximum picture size (64 x64) is smaller then the MSN picture size (96 x96). So MSN scales it up, I think. iChat developers need to fix it