Leaked beta version?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iEric, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a leaked beta version of MSN Messenger 5 floating somewhere in internetland?

    If so, do you know where I can find it, or if you have it, can you send it meeee?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    usually not the best to talk about things like this on MR, kinda against the mods' wishes
     
  3. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh woops.

    i just can't wait for the release. messenger 4 sucks. blah.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    have you given Adium a try yet?
     
  5. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Yeh use Adium... although aMSN is now supporting MSN Webcam in beta format!
     
  6. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    anywhere to find said beta?
     
  7. applecrag macrumors regular

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    mercury messenger is also a pretty good msn messenger client. it has many features including webcam. it works pretty well. its java so it can be kinda slow sometimes. but i use it whenever i wanna see a friend or family members webcam. hope this helps!
     
  8. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried Mercury and it rocks! But the java is SOOOO slow even on the G5 iMac.
    I'm waiting for the new reason - 1709 i believe. I don't want the Beta cause I dont want to bug up my new computer :) :)
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    Personally (not speaking as a mod), I'd love to get a beta of MSN 5 :D

    However, I don't think it's up to the beta stage yet. They're porting it to Xcode from CodeWarrior, and I believe it's basically an all-or-nothing type of thing.
     
  10. benbrignell macrumors newbie

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    I really hate the current version of messenger, I've been using Adium which I think is awesome, especially as it's open source there are loads of additional scripts and add ons and they claim to be working towards supporting video.

    Anyway, if messenger's next update will be anything like the last, we're all in for a good laugh. But for convenience sake, it would be awesome if it supported video for Mac.

    Cheers

    Ben

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  11. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Any word on whether it's going Cocoa or not in the process?
     
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    We're talking Microsoft here, so probably not :rolleyes:
     
  13. The Truth macrumors regular

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    I can't imagine Messenger 5 standing up to any of the other Mac chat apps. It sounds as though they are basically just adding display pictures to Messenger 4.

    What still isn't available?

    Webcam Support (not expected till 2006 in Messenger 6 for Mac)
    Audio Conversations
    Sending Custom Emoticons
    Animated Emoticons
    Backgrounds, packs, games, winks etc...
    Ink Messaging
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Help an ignorant sole here please. Is beta technology illegal? I would have thought, since Messenger is free anyway, that Microsoft wouldn't mind people, particularly those with a bit of development background, using their beta products.
     
  15. benbrignell macrumors newbie

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  16. Switzermac macrumors regular

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    its anti competetive beahavior on microsofts part
     
  17. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    While I tend use aMSN and Adium for long periods of time, I find that they don't feel anywhere near as stable, and simple, and, dare I say it, elegant, as MSN Messenger 4.

    MSN Messenger is fine if you just wanna chat and check your Hotmail email. In fact, in my opinion, it performs those two functions far better than any other instant messenger.

    For now I'll be sticking to aMSN (for the emoticons, display pictures, and the 'see-who's-deleted-you' icon) and Adium (for the display pictures and spellcheck support). However, should Microsoft include any of the aforementioned features in the next version of MSN Messenger, it'll be the only instant messenger in my currently overcrowded dock.
     

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