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MSN Messegner Beta Out Now

Published: 18th Nov 2001, 00:29:56 | Permalink | Printable

A beta version for you lucky people to try out

Apologies for the short article. This is just a quick mention of the public beta release of the much awaited MSN Messenger Client for RISC OS that drobe.co.uk reported on earlier ths month.

MSN Messenger Client for RISC OS (beta)

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Fantastic stuff - Well done!

Now.. To be online when someone else is......

 is a RISC OS User on 18/11/01 1:08PM
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Yeah, nice one son :-)

It's a nifty little application and only about 46K, too!

Arenaman

 is a RISC OS User on 18/11/01 6:51PM
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Brilliant: thanks a lot!

 is a RISC OS User on 18/11/01 7:22PM
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I am suprised how small it is!

 is a RISC OS User on 18/11/01 7:34PM
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it works :-) , shame it's dependant on a webbrowser for profiles. (redirected to notsupported.msnw :-(

 is a RISC OS User on 18/11/01 7:37PM
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What does MSN stand for?

 is a RISC OS User on 18/11/01 11:42PM
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Microsoft Network

 is a RISC OS User on 19/11/01 1:04AM
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So what does a **Messegner** do?

 is a RISC OS User on 19/11/01 8:04AM
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It's like ICQ - It allows you to send a message to someone if they're online so they can go onto a talker or IRC so you can talk to them in a more sane fashion.

 is a RISC OS User on 19/11/01 9:16AM
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What port does it use? I can't get it to work and I think that's due to my proxy.

 is a RISC OS User on 19/11/01 9:19AM
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It connects to all three servers on port 1863 normally although mechanisms do exist in the protocol for this to be changed.

 is a RISC OS User on 19/11/01 11:00AM
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Will gladly download it when i return home - can it tell you when the other person is typing? -- Roderick Dennis, BRISTOL

 is a RISC OS Userrod_dennis on 19/11/01 5:51PM
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It doesn't at present (nor does it offer to fire up your email program when you click on a user that is not online). But hey, - it's early days yet, and at least the main feature works :)

Stephen

 is a RISC OS User on 19/11/01 11:45PM
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I *know* that Messenger is like ICQ; I was just wondering what a *Messegner* does...

 is a RISC OS User on 20/11/01 8:40AM
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absolutly brilliant!, i had it running before I read anything, so much easier that the real Client, btw, how do I read my Hotmail account in Marcel or Pluto if it can be done?

 is a RISC OS User on 20/11/01 12:11PM
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I believe it's only Outlook Distress on the Pee Cee that allows you to read your Hotmail :-/

Arenaman

 is a RISC OS User on 20/11/01 1:56PM
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I hope you all realise you don't *need* a hotmail account to use MSN. You can use it with any email address.

 is a RISC OS User on 20/11/01 3:58PM
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Indeed, - all you need to do is register for a Microsoft Passport thingy (from [link] ).

 is a RISC OS User on 20/11/01 7:35PM
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Any new mail sent to your hotmail account appears at the top of the MSN window above the Online heading. Double click to enter hotmail log-in page.

Brynmor Harries

 is a RISC OS User on 20/11/01 10:36PM
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RISC OS clients of things like MSN are usually better than the x86 equivalent in quite a few ways, the most apparent being the absense of any pop up ads. I really hate all the ads in the PC ICQ, I really miss aICQ.

Chris @ drobe

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/11/01 3:33AM
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I miss ICQ too, it'd be nice to see a program like Trillian which encompasses all the messaging clients in one ported to RISC OS. But for now i'm happy with MSN. And even more happy if the function to tell when other people are typing is added ;-)

-- Machine Media

 is a RISC OS Userrod_dennis on 21/11/01 11:01PM
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I wasn't going to do the typing bit any time soon. Is it really important?

 is a RISC OS User on 22/11/01 2:37PM
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Well it's just that for me that's one of the big advantages of MSN - it makes turn-taking so much easier. In fact it's why I use MSN on my PC at uni! Have you any idea how difficult it is to implement?

-- Machine Media

 is a RISC OS Userrod_dennis on 22/11/01 5:46PM
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it's very easy to implement. It just seems like sending a complete MIME header accross the Internet everytime someone types a word is a waste of bandwidth.

However, it's now on the to-do list.

 is a RISC OS User on 22/11/01 8:08PM
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I see your point. I find it a useful feature though I guess. Could you have an option to use it or not perhaps? I for one would be very grateful for seeing this function however. But of course thanks for porting MSN in the first place!

-- Machine Media

 is a RISC OS Userrod_dennis on 22/11/01 9:46PM
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s/porting/writing something compatible with/

 is a RISC OS User on 23/11/01 1:16PM
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Sorry?

 is a RISC OS User on 23/11/01 6:08PM
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Any idea when the next version will be out?

 is a RISC OS User on 23/11/01 6:30PM
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yep. When it's ready.

 is a RISC OS User on 24/11/01 4:43PM
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ok. i've got my passport thingee but now what? what do i type in the username box?

 is a RISC OS User on 28/11/01 12:13AM
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You type in your full email address, eg. username@hotmail.com.

-- Nick Wright

 is a RISC OS Usergreasyarab on 28/11/01 1:20PM
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but from my understanding you don't need a hotmail email account is this true? in which case how do you use your passport?

 is a RISC OS User on 28/11/01 1:40PM
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I've got a passport - the username is my yahoo address because that's what I registered it under. You must have given a username when you registered.

Lee

 is a RISC OS User on 29/11/01 9:02AM
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The email address given was an example. Put in whatever email address you registered your passport with.

 is a RISC OS User on 29/11/01 11:55AM
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i registered it with my email address james@maat.clara.co.uk however, when i try and log in it doesn't let me. I'll check my old passport details once again and see if that is the problem

 is a RISC OS User on 29/11/01 2:59PM
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ah passport.com just sent me an email to verify my email add and now messenger works fine, nice one!

 is a RISC OS User on 1/12/01 3:56PM
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just to note that the beta download appears to have been removed from the site ATM, or at least, the link has. -- cleminan

 is a RISC OS Usercleminan on 9/12/01 4:11AM
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Please correct the spelling error. It doen't look professional does it?

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 11:06AM
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it has been. I can't upload the new version now though since I'm on holiday.

 is a RISC OS User on 12/12/01 5:06PM
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