Gaim Over

Friday 25th August, 2006
Last night my Gaim IM client crashed. Not entirely unusual for an application to crash, although it had been stable to this point. I restarted and it crashed again. Rebooted, crashed again. Always at the same point of authentication. I switched back to native IM clients until I had time to investigate further.

This morning I uninstalled and reinstalled luck still crashing. So I went a little further and deleted all my user preferences and account details to reconfigure Gaim from scratch. All worked fine...until I configured my MSN messenget crashed again. One quick google later and we find it's a known issue that just started happening. The new beta fixes this apparently, I'm off to download.

  1. 1) Bruce Elgort Said: (25/08/2006 16:20:03 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    But I assume you now like Skype since I see you on all the time :-). I was never a Gaim fan.

  2. 2) Ben Rose Said: (25/08/2006 16:23:42 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    I f***ing hate Skype. It's closed, proprietary, resource hungry and won't even integrate with Gaim or Trillian. It offers me zero benefit.

    I use it purely (and in protest) to talk to an important contact in Santa Barbara.

  3. 3) Bruce Elgort Said: (25/08/2006 16:33:23 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    And to chat with me :-)

  4. 4) Ben Rose Said: (25/08/2006 16:36:34 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Nah, you're never online.

    Besides, you use AIM...think, but you're never on that any more either.

    /feels blocked ;O)

  5. 5) David Bailey Said: (25/08/2006 16:37:59 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    I installed the new beta and it fixes this problem. It also fixes the annoying popup regarding reconnects. I'm much happier!

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