Trillian Astra 4.2

Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports a multitude of networks, including AIM, ICQ, Windows Live, Facebook, MySpaceIM, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC just to name a few. It provides capabilities that are not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

Trillian also provides features including:

  • contact message history,
  • a powerful skinning language,
  • tabbed messaging,
  • global status changes (set all networks away at once),
  • Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration),
  • contact alerts,
  • hundreds of emoticons,
  • shell extensions for file transfers.

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beemer87 said,
i would run astra, all though i really have no need for an IM client anymore, anyone else the same way?

Strangely, Yes. I was signed on for over 3 days, and didn't use it to communicate with anyone, or visa-versa. Instead I have found myself either dropping someone a text or just catching up with them over facebook if I need to.

I think my IM days are up

Still looks like an attention whore no matter what OS you run it in. Love how it claims to match the "color schemes" of different versions of Windows, despite utterly failing to even offer the option of native GUI.

I think other than Windows Live Messenger, no other chat client seems to be able to impliment it. I think it's a case of MS changing their protocols so often that it makes keeping up hard for the others.

Still waiting for a decent WLM cam enabled messenger on Linux, for now it's just Skype.

AbandonedTrolley said,
I think other than Windows Live Messenger, no other chat client seems to be able to impliment it. I think it's a case of MS changing their protocols so often that it makes keeping up hard for the others.

Still waiting for a decent WLM cam enabled messenger on Linux, for now it's just Skype.

try emesene
http://www.emesene.org/

DarkNovaGamer said,
I was rather upset to see that Audio and Video for Windows Live wasn't implemented.

I dont think Trillian has EVER had full support for audio and video

Conjor said,

I dont think Trillian has EVER had full support for audio and video

Dear lord, I feel like I was being watched while typing.

Anyways, I specifically remember reading that Trillian 4.2 would have Audio and Video for Windows Live added by the final version. This did not happen.

DarkNovaGamer said,

Dear lord, I feel like I was being watched while typing.

Anyways, I specifically remember reading that Trillian 4.2 would have Audio and Video for Windows Live added by the final version. This did not happen.

Scott (From Cerulean Studios) contacted me stating they are hoping to get Audio/Video into the next one or two releases. Whether that means 4.2 minor builds or 4.3/4.4 I am unsure of. Nice to see a company responding to its customers.