Het programma aMSN Messenger is een opensource-tegenhanger en kloon van het voormalige MSN Messenger. In tegenstelling tot het origineel van Microsoft is het beschikbaar voor verschillende platformen, zoals Linux, Windows, Mac OS X en FreeBSD. De ontwikkelaars hebben eindelijk weer eens een officiële uitgave de deur uitgedaan. Het versienummer is vastgesteld op 0.98.3 en voorzien van de volgende aankondiging:
aMSN 0.98.3 released!
aMSN 0.98.3 has just been released. It contains several bugfixes, the most important one being that nicknames aren’t reset to the one associated with your Passport account when you connect anymore.
Unfortunately, Audio/Video support was also dropped, as explained in this previous post.
For Linux users, autopackage support was dropped as well, since the autopackage project seemed to be dead and most distributions already supply aMSN anyway.
Fetch your copy of aMSN now, and have fun!
Why aMSN 0.98.3 and where is 0.98.2?
Some of you might have noticed that the 0.98.2 version of aMSN was never released.. and you might be wondering why!
The reason is simple, we planned to release aMSN 0.98.2 for so long now, we had multiple opportunities to do it and we even tagged in SVN and released a tarball with the sources of aMSN 0.98.2 twice already.. but in the end, we never made that release official! One reason is that we always end up finding huge bugs the day after we start releasing it.. second reason is that we can’t release without proper windows, mac and linux binaries, and for some reason, we never had the time to create those packages, so we ended up with the source package released, no binary packages, and in the end, it’s too late.
When we finally got around to doing this new release today, we decided to skip the 0.98.2 version and go directly to 0.98.3 to avoid any confusion, because *maybe* someone downloaded the 0.98.2 source package at some point when it was available, maybe some distributions noticed the tag in SVN and started to ship that version.. So to avoid having two possible versions of aMSN with the same version number, we released 0.98.3!
I hope this satisfied everyone’s curiosity… if anyone actually noticed…
Now go grab your aMSN 0.98.3 anow and enjoy! :)