New free MSN client available for allPublished: 19th Sep 2007, 04:25:02 | Permalink | Printable
Smile and say cheeseThe new freeware MSN client for RISC OS, Parmesan, was officially released over the weekend. A beta version was distributed to a lucky few punters earlier this month, and after a round of bug fixing, author Christian Ludlam was able to turn out a stable release.
The software, pictured, allows people to chat to each other in real-time over the Internet - ideally enabling RISC OS punters to converse with buddies using Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other computer platforms. It's believed that by supporting features such as nudges, Christian's software is the most up-to-date MSN client available for RISC OS.
Chris said: "Some features aren't finished yet, and the whole thing needs a good polish, but it's still pretty good. Parmesan is far from finished, and I'm working on it all the time"
He now hopes to finish file transfer support, improve the configuration user interface, add alerts for when friends appear and disappear from the MSN service, and develop other features.
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