Friday, January 27, 2006

Gaim 2.0 Beta 2

Gaim has released another version towards their 2.0 version, Gaim 2.0 Beta 2. It this beta version, the user interface section has been upgraded and become smoother, though there aren't any major changes on the default window (as you can see in the screenshot). The status picker is now smaller than the one in the first Beta version and it's readable now.

One thing that makes it simple is that it can logged in with many accounts, for example, i can activate my MSN and Yahoo account both in one window, so i can see all of my friends just by using 1 application, Gaim. It will make my memory consumption smaller than before. You can see my screenshot of using 2 accounts simultaneously. In the upper section, it's my MSN's contact, while in the lower section, it's my YM's contact.

Gaim also enables us to set the privacy settings, which doesn't exist in the 1.5 version. We can start logging in invisible or available just as the default setting. It's great to know that the feature has been implemented.

One note, Gaim 2.0 Beta 2 hasn't include video nor voice support (from gaim-vv development), but it will be implemented in the Gaim 2.0 Final version (let's hope it will be). For now, just enjoy Gaim 2.0 Beta 2

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