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aMSN messenger

Postby jungar on Sat May 10, 2008 9:54 am

hey guys,

Ive been trying to install the aMSN messenger.. but to no avail..

is the new MINT coming with aMSN preinstalled? cuz i read that other distros have it preinstalled

http://www.amsn-project.net/linux-downloads.php

plz help
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby Kynan on Sat May 10, 2008 10:10 am

amsn uses autopackage installer,

0. download the tcl 8.5 version
1. once downloaded you need to right click on the file and goto permissions and enable running as application
2. you need to install tcl8.5-dev and tk8.5-dev packages from synaptic or apt first before running it, they are dependancies make sure you get the version 8.5 for both.
3. double click on the autopackage and then click run.

the rest is straightforward goodluck.

aMSN won't be i don't think, pidgin is still pretty popular with most people, i personally prefer emesene, its a msn client like amsn only its written in python so its faster and looks alot better IMO. It's still rather new so it hasn't got all the features aMSN has at the moment.
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby red-e-made on Sat May 10, 2008 10:44 am

jungar: I installed aMsn using apt-get, personally. But of course the aMsn official site will have more updated versions.

Kynan: Wow! That looks pretty nice. If it has cam support, I'm going with this.

EDIT: Scratch that. No webcam support = sticking with aMsn.
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby Kynan on Sat May 10, 2008 10:48 am

red-e-made wrote:jungar: I installed aMsn using apt-get, personally. But of course the aMsn official site will have more updated versions.

Kynan: Wow! That looks pretty nice. If it has cam support, I'm going with this.


Yea, using apt-get gets you a really outdated version of amsn unfortunatly, otherwise i'd have suggested it aswell :). (atleast last time i tried it.. i tend to go directly to the website for all my favourite apps thesedays anyway.)

Also unfortunately emesene doesn't have cam support yet, but it is planned. Take a look at the roadmap http://emesene.org/trac/roadmap
I guess we have to be patient, it is quite new as i said before they only just came out with version 1.0
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby MagnusB on Sat May 10, 2008 11:06 am

If you have support for anti aliasing aMSN looks a lot better, but still it is still just a MSN clone, though..
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby red-e-made on Mon May 12, 2008 11:18 pm

Kynan wrote:Take a look at the roadmap http://emesene.org/trac/roadmap
I guess we have to be patient, it is quite new as i said before they only just came out with version 1.0


That's good. I like the look and set-up of emesene a lot more than aMsn. With cam support, it would replace it. I look forward to it.
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby jungar on Wed May 14, 2008 12:17 pm

i still dont know where it is.... i installed it.. but cant get any icons or anything.

and the weird thing is .... CNR had an update, which i installed yesterday, for aMSN.

whats wrong? why cant i use aMSN or even see an icon for it?
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Re: aMSN messenger

Postby Kynan on Wed May 14, 2008 4:04 pm

Hmm that is strange, when i installed it it put an icon in my internet category, but try typing '/usr/bin/amsn' in the terminal (the command for the launcher) and if that works make the shortcut yourself i guess.
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