Grapevine 2 supports ICQBy Chris Williams. Published: 12th May 2004, 16:05:22 | Permalink | Printable
lol asl plzzz???2Version two of Grapevine, R-Comp's commercial online communication software, has been announced, with the application now providing protocol support for ICQ as well as MSN Messenger and IRC. Using these protocols, you can connect to various networks and send instant messages to friends over the Internet. Grapevine 2 also brings various updates and enhancements to the application's GUI.
"Grapevine allows you to communicate online with friends, family members, colleagues and so on," R-Comp explained in an email earlier today. "Not only can you have conversations with them online, but you can send and receive files, link out to websites and email, etc. Grapevine uses industry standard protocols, meaning that your friends can be using other types of computer (eg. Windows or Mac)."
Grapevine was first released in May 2002 and successfully saw off Microsoft's changes and updates to the MSN Messenger system, which felled every other RISC OS MSN client. The addition of ICQ supports makes Grapevine the only actively developed and known to be working RISC OS ICQ client.
Grapevine website - pricings and details. You can also catch drobe.co.uk editors and writers on IRC too, on ircnet.
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