Messenger Pro 3 developers step forwardBy Chris Williams. Published: 1st Jun 2004, 20:07:54 | Permalink | Printable
Short term work for RISC OSVersion 3 of the popular email and news client Messenger Pro is still in the works, we've learnt, while lead developer Mark Sawle concentrates on its Gemini cousin.
Gemini is the Windows and Linux port of Messenger Pro that was unveiled in 2003, although last month Mark admitted to Messenger users that he needed to focus more of his time on Gemini in order to make it a real alternative to other mainstream email and news clients. However, Mark didn't want to see Messenger development cease entirely, and so appealed for a "short term" developer to lend a hand to the RISC OS side of development.
Mark confirmed today that he has had responses from two programmers, and he described both as being "very competent" and that they "would do a good job of developing Messenger Pro further" - he now has to make a final choice between them.
"What it comes down to is whether or not a viable Messenger Pro 3 upgrade can be produced and how quickly, since there's a lot of demand for this," explained Mark.
"It's intended that Messenger Pro 3 will incorporate the suggestions listed on Adam Richardson's Messenger Pro pages which have accumulated a lot of user requests, although exactly how many of these will be included will depend on the release timescale."
Messenger first began life as a popular freeware client, developed in the mid-1990s, while the 'Professional' version is now distributed by R-Comp.
intellegit website - developers of Gemini
MessengerPro ported to Windows, Linux
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