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Nattering away online

By Chris Williams. Published: 1st Aug 2002, 13:57:34 | Permalink | Printable

Hooray for yet another online chat client Updated

RISC OS users are now spoilt for choice. IRC, MSN or ICQ, whatever method of instant online communication that tickles your fancy, there'll be a client for you. If drobe.co.uk made a quid for every client we reported on, we could probably afford something inexpensive.

Down to business, Russell Palmer has released this week his promised Natter software, billed as the "RISC OS instant messaging solution". As announced first on iconbar.com, Natter boasts many features including MSN and ICQ support. Natter is a shareware application.

This release went ahead despite a pre-release copy being leaked earlier this week on a certain RISC OS website.

Drobe.co.uk got in touch with Natter author, Russell Palmer, regarding his software release. At the time of writing, Russell did admit that some pages on the Natter website are out of date but this is will be corrected over the next day or two.
"...The next stages of development will focus on vastly improving the existing protocols - ICQ lacks many features, MSN will get file transfer capabilities, and I'll be adding groups support to both of them", then explained Russell to drobe.co.uk. "I am relatively happy with the interface as it stands so this will not see many changes for a while; sound effects and pop-up windows should get a look in soon though."


Natter website (pretty site)

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Leaked? What site would possibly do such a thing?! Tssk.

 is a RISC OS User[mentat] on 1/8/02 4:12PM
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That "pretty site" is rather messed up in IE5

 is a RISC OS User[mentat] on 2/8/02 10:48AM
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From what I recall, it looked ok in Oregano and IE6 handles it well. Anyway, still a nice website.

Chris @ drobe

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 2/8/02 10:52AM
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