AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.5-staging

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Test Results

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What works

The buddy list, IM, buddy profiles and Icons, Chat, Send File, Send Buddy List

What does not

Direct IM, sounds


What was not tested

Voice chat, video chat, File Sharing

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Additional Comments

I'm using AIM 5.9.3861 (the latest stable version before AIM 6), I had to install IE6 via winetricks first and run the installer by downloading and executing the installer within IE6. I tested some previous versions, the sound worked when I installed up to 5.2.3292, but after I tried 5.5 and later, the sound stopped working. AIM 5.9.6089 Beta would install, however the buddy list would not load.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.1May 15 20215.0.5-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumAleph Diallo 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20101.2Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 20 20081.0.0Yes Yes NoGoldChristopher Berner 
ShowSlackware 12.0Feb 12 20080.9.50.Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Sep 10 20060.9.20.Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3949 AOL AIM not starting at all CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4490 AOL AIM crashes on start CLOSED FIXED View
5421 SHBrowseForFolder crashes CLOSED FIXED View

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