Saturday, September 18, 2004

Gaim 1.0 : Stable Enough

Gaim has fulfill it's promise once again. Three weaks of development time and new releases will be born at Gaim's official site. If you are true Gaim's users, you should notice that this time, Gaim developers do not use 0.8.3 as their latest version, but they picked up 1.0 version, which in some OpenSource common term, it represent first stable version ever released.

Yet until now, Gaim always use X.YY naming conventions, where X is the major version (0) and YY is the minor version (using two digits, like 82) for exception for version 82.1 that need some quick response without having user to wait for another three week cycle to get the updates.

Well... in my opinion, Gaim has reached it's stable version long before 1.0 comes out (maybe in 0.79 for exception when Yahoo! changed their protocols so Gaim users can't connect to YM users), so i think that 1.0 in Gaim doesn't represent stable version anymore, but actually a major updates. You might want to see it's Changelog.

For those who don't know what Gaim is, you could read the full answer on their site but for the lazy: 'Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.' Gaim is also the 2nd (sometimes 1st) most active project on Sourceforge and the 4th most popular on Freshmeat and seemingly all round #1 Free IM client!"

Bravoo for GAIM Developers......
I salutee to all of you :)

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