Reviewing 2.5.3 (Jan 14, 2009)
2.5.4 is out...
Reviewing 2.4.0 (Dec 6, 2008)
Now at 2.5.2. Simple, uncluttered interface. Three out of five for continuing difficulties establishing connections to Yahoo! IM.
Reviewing 2.4.0 (May 21, 2008)
Current version is now 2.5.1 - the updates on this page seem to have fallen behind for a while...
Reviewing 2.4.0 (Apr 1, 2008)
The download is only for Fedora.
Reviewing 2.3.1 (Dec 10, 2007)
Simply the best.
Reviewing 2.0.0 Beta 6 (Apr 30, 2007)
This client is the best available these days, even for windows users.... Miranda IM can be more customizable and have much more available configurations, optiosn, features, but it's only for people who have time to spend with it....
Pidgin is the open source choice for IM's... ;)
Reviewing 2.0.0 Beta 6 (Feb 15, 2007)
great for just standard chat but i need a client that can conference .. voice chat and cam .. developers of all should catch up as where being forced to live in the stone age as far as msging
Reviewing 2.0.0 Beta 3.1 (Oct 19, 2006)
Does everything that I require from an instant messaging program.
Reviewing 2.0.0 Beta 2 (Jan 25, 2006)
gaim is really awkward, Like all of the other aim cilents.
Reviewing 1.5.0 (Dec 18, 2005)
This is the de-facto standard application for IM in a Linux/Unix environment. Simply the best. Great features, many plugins avalible and much more. Keep an eye out for 2.0.0! It's gonna rock
Reviewing 1.4.0 (Jul 8, 2005)
Changelog for 1.4.0:
* Fix system log start times for some protocols
* SILC compiles with newer SILC toolkit versions (Pekka Riikonen)
* Fixed a bug where buddy icon cache files were left in the icon cache directory after they were no longer in use.
* Attempt to detect the file type of a buddy icon when saving.
* Additional Yahoo! boot protection (Peter Lawler)
* A few Yahoo! memory leaks plugged (Peter Lawler)
* Fixed handling of the new Yahoo! profile page. (Joshua Honeycutt, Peter Lawler)
* Fixed localized Yahoo! room lists. Please refer to the Yahoo! section of the Gaim FAQ for details. (Peter Lawler)
* Enabled sending files to ICQ users using ICQ 5.02 and newer (Jonathan Clark)
Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 12, 2005)
2. developers have trouble understanding feedback in english and try to defend the product instead of acknowledging bugs
Reviewing 1.1.1 (Jan 9, 2005)
Very polished! Supports multiple networks and spellchecking. Also intergrates well with Evolution 2. It is also moving forward with HIG compiance and UI simplification as well as other UI quirk fixes.
Reviewing 0.80 (Jul 19, 2004)
I'm new to the Linux world, but I've gotta say that this program is quite nice - especially when compared to Kopete! It's too bad that Linux UI's, in general, are less polished than their Windows counterparts.
Reviewing 0.80 (Jul 17, 2004)
Gaim just keeps getting better.
MSN, Yahoo, AOL, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr, SILC, and IRC.
The new SILC support is great!
Reviewing 0.73 (Nov 23, 2003)
I like it a lot. Works great with Jabber protocol. The only thing that I would like to see improved is better integration into KDE. Or is there maybe any KDE GUI available for it allready?
Reviewing 0.60 (Apr 6, 2003)
The road to 0.60 was perfectly stable in cvs, now in the last week they rushed the product and made some unstable changes. The contact list will freeze or the contact groups will get deleted if you rearrange them.
Developers have acknownledged this
Reviewing 0.59.5 (Oct 18, 2002)
This program rocks! I wish BetaNews would make a seperate site for linux software...
Reviewing 0.59.3 (Sep 15, 2002)
This program ROCKS! It's open source and will always continue to get better.
Reviewing 0.11.0pre13 (Jun 16, 2001)
The description on this program is incorrect, because it's not only an aim client, it's a msn, yahoo, napster, chat client, and it's the one that handles msn better than anyone else. The use of transports by jabber is not very stable as the transports go down at anytime, while gaim uses plugins which means if the service is up, gaim is too.
To msn users, update to cvs as soon as posible! The cvs version (pre14) fixes far far many bugs on msn (freezes, now properly handles accented letters, etc)
Reviewing 0.10.1 (Sep 17, 2000)
Very nice. If Linux developers can create a far better version of the same program written by the original developers ..... Linux developers should hold a revold and kill off all the Windows developers!!! The strong will survive. hehe This shows the superiority of Linux programmers over Microsoft programs and their RAD (Rapid Application Development) programming.
Reviewing 0.10.0 (Sep 13, 2000)
This program is incredible, installed w/o a hitch.
New in this release: SOCKS proxy support, graphical smilies, and a way to "alias" buddy names to whatever you want displayed (a la the Rename feature of ICQ). This beats AOL's own Windows version hands down.
Reviewing 0.9.20 (Jul 18, 2000)
There are a lot of IMs out there. But this one is definately good for FreeBSD and Linux.
Reviewing 0.9.20 (Jul 18, 2000)
what is the deal with all these messaging clients? there are a bazillion of them out there. to be quite honest, IM is probably the best of them out there. i used to use icq but its too freaking bloated. coming close to 5 megs whereas IM is about 2. with all the functionality and speed (very very quick) of IM, its time for icq to come to an end. but as for gaim, kudos for the open source. thats about it tho.
Reviewing 0.9.19 (Jun 12, 2000)
Excellant program. Has anyone had success in building this on Win32? I know there are ports of GTK in progress. The best part of this software is that it is open-source. I can integrate it with ELIZA and I will never have to answer an IM again.
Here is a question for all of you. If AOL keeps blocking ODIGO and MSN, why doesn't it block GAIM clicks? They rationalize blocking other clients for security and compatibility reasons. The truth is the other clients do not show their advertisements. Now, AOL does have a point since these other clients do use their servers / bandwidth, but their behavior is inconsistant with their arguments nonetheless. I bet their attitude would be different if there was AIM for linux (or is there? I haven't checked in a while) which was bloated and loaded down with advertisements. Just my two cents.
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